Partner Tours

ATV Quad Black Sand Fun

A 2-hour exploration of Iceland’s black sand landscape in the south. Operated by our partners at Arcanum Glacier Tours.

Tour code: AG402

Black sands and rivers

This tour kicks off after you meet your ATV guide at the Arcanum Base (Mýrdalsjökull Base) near Mýrdalsjökull glacier. You will receive all the necessary gear and a short safety briefing before venturing out to ride on Iceland’s iconic black beaches. The guide will lead the group to the stunning coastline to witness breathtaking views of the surrounding area. You’ll marvel at the views of Dyrhólaey, a peninsula that is the southernmost tip of the country, and have see the marvellous Mýrdalsjökull glacier in the distance. After leaving the beach, the group will head to the famous Sólheimasandur plane wreck. This relic has been resting in the sand since 1973. Following the plane, you will drive to the Jökulsá river and up the foot of the mountain. This action packed tour ends when you arrive back to the Arcanum Base.

Please note: A valid driver’s license is required to drive a quad bike. Single riders and groups with odd numbers are required to book a single ride ATV.

Tour Overview

  • Difficulty



    Accessible to all people in good health.

  • Availability


  • Duration

    2 hrs

  • Meeting Point

    Arcanum Base (Mýrdalsjökull Base)

  • ATV-riding

    2 hrs

  • 8

    Minimum age

    8 yrs

  • Language


Tour Highlights

The Black Beach

Crossing Rivers

The Abandoned Plane Wreck

Contrasting landscapes


  • Experienced and qualified guide
  • ATV per two persons
  • Insulated cover-all
  • Helmet and balaclava face mask

Not Included

  • Extra warm clothing

Optional Extras

  • Single ride on the ATV (mandatory for groups with odd number)