Iceland ATV Tour - Adventurous Tour in the South of Iceland


Iceland ATV Tour – Adventurous Tour in the South of Iceland

One of our reliable partners operating from the South of Iceland is offering an exciting Iceland ATV tour on the black sand beaches of Sólheimasandur.  Our colleague Linda decided to join the tour to get to know the action from first hand. This was a full day tour including a pick up from Reykjavík and stopping by the two picturesque waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. Here is here summary of the tour:

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ATV tour in Iceland with beautiful waterfalls

A minibus picked me up at the pickup place I got to choose and a very nice driver invited me to get aboard. As soon as we hit the road the driver started telling us interesting things and stories about the sights we saw on our way to the East. After about 1 ½ hour of driving we came to our first stop of the day, the beautiful Skógafoss waterfall. We stopped for about 45 minutes which gave us plenty of time to take pictures and enjoy the scenery. We recommend if you are up for a good exercise to walk the stairs to the top for a view of the waterfall from above. I stopped counting the stairs when I reached 100 but the walk was worth it.

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Iceland ATV tour in the South Coast

Then we continued to the tour operator’s base where we were greeted by their staff members. They provided us with all the necessary gear we needed, an overall, boots, helmet, and gloves. Then we stepped outside to the ATV´s and our guide for the tour went through the tour plan and the safety instructions with us. Then it was finally time for some action!

During the tour, we crossed a small river then went on through the black lava sand field which derives from the dormant volcano Katla.  We headed down to the ocean and drove for a while on the beach and then we headed to the famous plane wreck where we stopped for some pictures.  The guide explained to us how the glaciers have shaped the area throughout the centuries. Then we continued driving on the black sand towards the mountains and the glaciers. What a view we had with Eyjafjallajökull glacier hovering over the mountains! We followed a path underneath the mountains back to Arcanum’s base and crossed another small river which was just perfect to wash the dirt of the bikes.  

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Perfect Ending of an Adventurous Iceland ATV Tour

Our minibus was waiting for us when we got back from our tour and after a short time of freshening up and saying goodbye to our guide we headed back to Reykjavík. Our driver continued to entertain us with fun stories and interesting facts about the area. After a short drive, we stopped by the picturesque Seljalandsfoss waterfall, the one you can walk behind. The waterfall always fascinates me every time I stop there and it is necessary to walk behind it to get the 360°view and get a little wet from the drizzle. A perfect way to end a perfect day!

Linda Björk Hölludóttir
Posted in April 2017

Do you want to go on this tour? Book your Iceland ATV tour with pick up from Reykjavik here:

Season: All year
Departure Days:
Duration of the Tour: Total duration approximately 10 hours (approx. 2 hours on the ATV)
Included: Pick-up from your accommodation in Reykjavik, guided bus tour with stop at 2 waterfalls, 2 hours ATV tour with an experienced English speaking guide, necessary gear for the ATV tour
Requirements of the tour: We recommend to bring warm clothes, hat and cloves, minimum age 12 years, a valid driver’s licence is required for driving the ATV
Start of the tour: From Reykjavik