Black Beach ATV Tour
Shoot across a black volcanic beach of Iceland's south coast, on an ATV adventure fit for all true lovers of excitement and nature. Join us on this one hour tour, where you will drive towards and on the black beach by Þorlákshöfn, to enjoy the extent of the Atlantic Ocean coastline.
There is no feeling that truly compares to riding a powerful, four-wheeled ATV along the smooth black sands of this Arctic beach. See all the wonders of the surrounding nature, while enjoying the adrenaline kick of your zippy vehicle.
The highlights of this excursion include driving on the volcanic beach while seeing the ocean up close and personal. You will then turn inland and follow a rocky pathway, so get ready for all the kicks of an exciting ride.
The trip is suitable for individuals, families and friends and is the perfect group activity. The driver of the ATV needs to have a valid driving licence, but no former ATV experience is needed, as your guides will teach you how to operate them safely.
Your guide will tell you a bit about the history of your surroundings along with teaching you how to operate the ATV. Note that you must always follow the guides' instructions and not go off the declared route.
You will be provided with a helmet and a warm suit, but we recommend that you bring gloves, since the Arctic tends to get cold. Arrive 30 minutes prior to your trip so that you can get your gear, your instructions and safety guidelines.
This is a thrilling and fun experience for people of all ages, where you combine a fun activity with beautiful nature and surroundings. Don't hesitate in signing up for the ATV adventure of your life. Check availability by choosing a date.
- Available: Oct. - Apr.
- Duration: 1 hour
- Activities: ATV
- Difficulty: Easy
- Minimum age: 6 years old
- Languages: English, Icelandic
Thorlakshofn is the main town of the Olfus district in South Iceland, located on the South Shore. It has a population of about 1400 people and is a main port for South Iceland. It is furthermore important as a connecting point with the Westman Islands.
Thorlakshofn has an excellent natural harbour, and is indeed the only fishing town in the South coast that can truly be said to have a natural harbour and the only one to accommodate modern ships and ferrys. There is a newly constructed harbour called Landeyjarhofn further along the south shore, opposite the Westman Islands, but that harbour is still on an experimental stage and its future use is unclear. There are rich fishing grounds off the Thorlakshofn shore and fishing is an important part of the town's economy.
A ferry goes from the town to the Westman Islands. In 1973, the whole population of Heimaey, the only one of the islands that's habited, evacuated to Thorlakshofn following the eruption of Eldfell in the island. Many of the evacuees settled in Thorlakshofn afterwards, while others returned to the island.
As is common with Icelandic shores, a number of seabirds may be found in the area, such as arctic terns, skuas, and blackbacks.
Last, but not least, the shore, and indeed the whole of the south shore of Iceland, offers some of the most amazing braker waves that you are likely to see, and may reach as high as 25 meters. Other ideal places to watch the brakers include Stokkseyri and Eyrarbakki.
Departure time : 08:30 12:00, 16:00,
Hafnarskeið 17, Þorlákshöfn
Every passenger gets a helmet and a warm suit
An ATV bike rental is of course included in the price
What to bring:
Driving licence for the driver
Good to have gloves