South Coast Waterfalls & ATV Ride to DC3 Plane Wreck

South Coast Waterfalls & ATV Ride to DC3 Plane Wreck
The views of the South Coast from behind Seljalandsfoss waterfall.
The majestic Skógafoss waterfall on the South Coast in the winter.
The South Coast in the winter, seen from behind the curtain of water from Seljalandsfoss waterfall.
Ride a powerful ATV over streams and black sands.
The DC3 plane wreck on Sólheimasandur desert was recently featured in a Justin Bieber music video.
Icelandic horses grazing on the South Coast.
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Ride a powerful ATV over a large, black, volcanic beach, walk behind the thundering veil of water at Seljalandsfoss waterfall, and take in the incredible view over Iceland's South Coast from the top of the cascade Skógafoss on this fantastic day tour. Those looking to mix sightseeing with a burst of adrenaline should not let this opportunity pass them by.

After being picked up early in the morning or meeting up with your guide at Reykjavík Terminal, you'll be whisked away to Iceland's South Coast, famous for its dramatic coastline and cascading waterfalls. Your first stop is the black desert of Sólheimasandur, in the shadow of Eyjafjallajökull glacier, where you'll swap the bus for a powerful ATV quad-bike.

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, crossing small rivers and streams originating from the active subglacial volcano Katla.

You will make your way to the DC3 plane wreck from 1973, recently seen in Justin Bieber’s music video and photo shoots. Looking northwards and inland, the Mýrdalsjökull glacier rises majestically, while to the south you can sense the raw power of the enormous Atlantic waves crashing on to the shore. Here the scenery is of epic proportions.

Once back on the bus, you will continue your journey and visit an iconic waterfall duo, Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss. The former falls from the heights of 60-metres, and a staircase next to it will lead you to unbelievable views of the South Coast and Iceland's interior. Seljalandsfoss, however, is a narrower cascade which falls over a concave cliff, making it possible to fully encircle the stream of water. 

Spice up your holiday in Iceland with this exciting ATV and South Coast tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 11 hours
  • Activities: ATV, Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 5 years.
  • Languages: English, Spanish, German, Chinese, Dutch, Finnish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean
  • Attractions: Skógafoss, Seljalandsfoss, Mýrdalsjökull, Sólheimasandur, South Coast, DC3 Plane Wreck
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 08:30.

Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure and look out for our green SmartBus™. Should your pickup location be at a bus stop and you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.

  • 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 Quad bike guide

  • Local knowledge

  • ATV equipment and approx 1 hour ATV ride

  • Visit to all the top sites on the South Coast

  • Hotel pickup is not included with your purchase. SmartBus™ hotel pickup is available at extra cost.

  • Meals and refreshments

What to bring:
  • Warm and waterproof clothes

  • Good outdoor shoes

  • Headwear & gloves

  • Headphones for the In-Bus-Audio-Guide (can be added during the booking process)

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The ATV was my favorite part of Iceland aside from the views!
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I did the ATV tour and it was a blast. Our guide was very resourceful and experienced. I will recommend this tour to my friends.
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This was worth every penny! This tour is amazing and well organized, start to finish. We enjoyed the seeing the glaciers and the waterfalls as much as we enjoyed the ATV ride to DC-3 and the black sand beach. We got lucky and caught a rainbow at Skofogoss so our pictures were outstanding. Our guides were fantastic! 10/10 experience for sure!
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Our tour was awesome! Wali, our tour guide was very friendly and informative. We are glad to have participated in the South Coast tour with ATV ride to the black sand beach and visit the plane wreck.
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A truely wonderful experience! I was lucky enough to be the only person on the ATV ride so I had a private tour and visited some spectacular places off the beaten track. Would like to point out that my ATV guide Raven was an amazing dude and made this tour one to remember forever.
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Amazing tour! It was fun and well organized! We got amazing pictures and they organized the day as best as possible in order to enjoy the few hours of sublight during the day in winter. Thank you so very much, guys!
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This was literally 10/10 it was soo good, you won’t regret booking this tour, I was really hesitant before I went out the tour but it’s exactly what you want, ATVs are super powerful and the guide was AWESOME, thanks for the amazing ride to the DC3 plane reck and to the other amazing special location ❤️ Perfect tour, loved it
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