ATV Ride to the DC Plane Wreck

ATV Ride to the DC Plane Wreck
You might need to cross a few rivers on this ATV tour.
Smooth black sand beaches and the Atlantic Ocean will surround you on this ATV tour.
Capture cool photos of yourself by the DC Plane Wreck on this ATV tour.
Be prepared for anything on this ATV tour.
See Iceland's beautiful nature on an ATV tour.
Mighty glaciers serves as a backdrop on this ATV tour.
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Join us on this exciting ATV/Quad bike adventure down to the DC3 Plane Wreck! Those looking for a way to spice up their South Coast trip should grab this opportunity now.

Your adventure begins at our main base near Mýrdalsjökull glacier where you will meet your experienced and qualified ATV guide. At the base, you will get all the necessary gear, such as an insulated cover-all, helmet and balaclava face mask.

Your guide then gives you a short safety briefing. When you are all geared up and ready, your guide will lead you across rivers and down to the black sand beach of Sólheimasandur on our powerful all-terrain vehicles. 

You will drive down to the ocean and along the coastline of the Atlantic Ocean, witnessing the amazing contrasts of Mýrdalsjökull glacier on one side and the black sand beach of the south shore on the other. In the distance, you will see the southernmost tip of Iceland, Dyrhólaey peninsula.

Next stop on the journey is the famous DC3 Plane wreck, resting on its stomach in the sand since 1973. The United States Navy plane ran out of fuel and crashed on the beach. Thankfully, everyone survived. Seeing the plane wreck in the sand is truly impressive and a great setting for a truly memorable photo from your stay in Iceland. Make sure to bring your camera!

After exploring the plane wreck, you will hop back on your ATV and drive from the beach along the river Jökulsá and up to the roots of the mountain, then follow the tracks back to the base.

Come along on a thrilling ride. Do not miss out on this adventurous tour to the black sand beach and the DC3 Plane wreck. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Activities: ATV
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 8 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Attractions: Dyrhólaey, Katla, Mýrdalsjökull, Hjörleifshöfði, Myrdalssandur, DC3 Plane Wreck
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 10:00. 12:30,

Base, Ytri-Sólheimar 1

Please show up at our main glacier base about 30 minutes before departure. Our main base is at Ytri-Sólheimar 1 in Mýrdalur, about 25 km west of Vík and about 11 km east of Skógar.

  • English speaking guidance

  • ATV/Quad bikes

  • Insulated overalls 

  • Helmets

  • Balaclava

  • Extra warm clothing

What to bring:
  • We recommend you bring warm first and/or mid layer, e.g. a warm sweater. 

Good to know:

Please note: All drivers need to have a valid driver’s license and a minimum age of 17 years. Single riders and groups with odd numbers are required to book a single ride.

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