SOUTH COAST AND BLACK BEACH RIDE TOUR

Price from kr 33,990 approx € 242

DURATION

11 Hours

DEPARTURES

STARTING POINT

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Guided Language

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On this Quad bike tour you will see all the highlights of the South, waterfalls, black sand beaches and the infamous DC3 plane wreck.

SOUTH COAST & BLACK BEACH RIDE

South Coast & Black Sand Beach Ride
On this spectacular tour you get to drive a powerful ATV across an expansive black sand beach, step behind a thundering curtain of water at Seljalandsfoss waterfall and take in a breath-taking panoramic view over Iceland’s coastal lowland from the top of Skógafoss waterfall.

ATV biking is a unique and super fun way to traverse the stark, black beaches of Iceland´s south coast. This adventure on wheels sets your pulse racing as you speed across the sands, traversing small rivers and streams issuing from the active subglacial volcano Katla as you go. You then arrive at the abandoned fuselage of a DC3 military plane wreck which crash-landed on the beach in 1973. No less a person than Justin Bieber recently chose the wreck as the backdrop to one of his popular musical videos. While others have to hike a long distance on foot to reach the wreckage we have the luxury of driving there on our ATVs.

Looking northwards and inland the Mýrdalsjökull glacier rises majestically, while to the south you can sense the raw power of the huge Atlantic waves crashing onto the shore. Here is scenery of epic proportions. Leaving our ATVs we continue on to visit two of Iceland´s most picturesque waterfalls, Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss.

This amazing action-packed tour gives you the freedom and space to fully enjoy the unspoilt nature and astonishingly diverse landscape that Iceland is so famous for. So, step off the beaten track, lose yourself and unwind!

On board our modern fleet of buses we have an audio-guide in ten languages, as well as wifi connection. Also on board is a personal host ready to assist you in any way and ensure that you have the experience of a lifetime.

DETAILS FOR SOUTH COAST & BLACK BEACH RIDE TOUR

Price & Availability: See booking window on right.
Available all year round (depending on weather)
Min: No minimum number of participants.
Age limit: 5 years old.
Bring with you: Dress according to weather. In Iceland it is always wise to dress in warm, waterproof clothes. Weather changes can be sudden so expect the unexpected. Bring a waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good outdoor shoes are recommended.
In-Bus-Audio-Guide: We recommend that you bring your own headphones, simply because they will fit you best. It is also great for the environment. If you don’t have your headphones, with you or forgot to bring them, no worries we sell earphones on board.
Duration: 10-11 hours, including a minimum 30 minute stop at Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, Skógafoss Waterfall.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Knowledgeable local guide
Professional ATV Guide
Famous DC3 plane
Special clothing and the equipment needed
Admission to the sights
Free Wi-fi and usb charger for each seat
In-bus audio guide with a choice of languages

Itinerary

  • Starting off in Reykjavik from our Reykjavik terminal at Skógarhlíð 10 we will depart for Hvolsvöllur, a 1.5hr. ride. This will be a 15 minute pit stop to grab light refreshments and use the facilities.
  • The first site along the tour is then Solheimajökull Glacier, a humbling glacial tongue extending from the Myrdalsjökull glacier. You will be traveling from here to the base camp of Arcanium and getting prepared for the ATV tour. You will be spending about 3-3.5 hours with them, so it is important to bring a lunch with you.
  • Skógafoss waterfall will be the next stop after lunch with a stairway leading up to a views of glaciers, black sand beaches, and epic mountains. 
  • The final stop will be Seljalandsfoss waterfall with a walkway leading behind the waterfall. From here, the journey back to reykjavik will be about 1.5hrs.

This tour is 11 hours long including travel time and the time you spend at each location. You spend at least 45 minutes at the major stops giving you plenty of time to enjoy the nature and to take some photos.

Total distance covered: 340 km or 210 mi

Itinerary

Reykjavík Terminal

The starting point for Reykjavik Sightseeing Tours. Reykjavik Terminal, Skógarhlíð 10, 105 Reykjavik.

• Tours depart from the Reykjavik Terminal located at Skógarhlíð 10. Please be sure to arrive 15 minutes prior to departure along with a printed or digital copy of your ticket/voucher. 
• If you have booked a hotel pickup with Smartbus™, please be at your chosen pickup location 30 minutes before the departure of the tour. Look for the Green Smartbus™ which will be outside your accommodation at within the 30 minutes of pickup.

Reykjavik Sightseeing Bus

Sólheimajökull Glacier

A memorable experience of volcanic landscapes of black sand, rivers and hills as you ride along with ATVs.

Once you arrive at Solheimajökull the Arcanium Team will bring you to their base officer, where you will get all the necessary gear needed for ATV riding on the black sand beaches near by. After a short briefing, you hop on the ATVs and head out to the beaches where you will have the chance to stop and enjoy the amazing views of the Mýrdalsjökull glacier. You will also continue on through rivers and streams as you head to see the famous DC-3 plane wreck. You will have plenty of opportunity to photograph and film scenery and the beautiful landscape. 

Riding ATVs on the Black Sand Beach

Skógafoss Waterfall

The powerfull Skógafoss waterfall where a short walk up a flight of stairs will reveal one of Iceland´s most scenic views, glaciers, volcanoes and black sand beaches.

Along the return trip to Reykjavik, we will stop at the powerful 65 meter tall Skógafoss Waterfall where a short walk up a flight of steps will reveal one of Iceland´s most scenic views of glaciers, volcanoes and black sandy beaches. With viewpoints both above and directly next to the waterfall, photographers will have plenty of chances to capture that unique shot.

Skogafoss waterfall in winter

Seljalandsfoss

Seljalandsfoss waterfall, famous for the hidden pathway behind and around it.

The Seljalandsfoss waterfall is for many guests the highlight of this trip, as you can walk along and behind this waterfall offering a completely unique perspective; just be sure to bring a rain jacket! From here we will spend about 1.5hrs in the coach returning to Reykjavik. 

Seljalandsfoss Winter

Important information

Please show up at our Reykjavik Terminal (located at Skógarhlíð 10) 15 minutes prior to the departure time. Please be ready at your pick up point with your voucher, either in digital or printed form.

You will be traveling in a coach that holds approximately 40-65 people, but is very spacious and comfortable. There is no bathroom on the bus but there will be plenty of stops where facilities can be used. The bus offers free wifi and USB charging ports.

Lunch is not included, but in Hvolsvöllur there are shops where you can buy food and drinks.

What’s included

    • In bus audio guide with a choice of 10 languages (English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Finnish)
    • Professional driver & guide
    • Experienced ATV guide
    • Local knowledge
    • ATV equipment and approx 1 hour ATV ride
    • Visit to all the top sites on the South Coast (Seljalandsfoss, Sólheimajökull & Skógafoss)

    What do I need to bring

    Bring with you: Dress according to weather. In Iceland it is always smart to dress in warm and waterproof clothes, weather changes are swift so prepare expect the unexpected. Bring a waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good outdoor shoes are recommended.

    In-Bus-Audio-Guide: Bring your own headphones. Otherwise we sell earphones on the bus.

    For ATV: All equipment is provided including (dry suit, kayak and paddle). It is a good idea to bring some food along the way for when you return from snowmobiling adventure.

    Friendly cancellation & refund policy

    Full refund if cancelled due to weather. Cancellation fee can be witheld if cancelled with short notice.

    • 1 day notice: 100% charge
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