We get on our ATVs and head down to the black sands created by outbursts of the volcano Katla. After enjoying amazing views of the Atlantic Ocean, Dyrhólaey, and the Mýrdalsjökull glacier towards the north, we continue to the plane wreck of Sólheimasandur. From there, we ride along the river towards the foot of the mountains and into some of the hidden gullies. We then follow the mountain back to base. An unforgettable experience in a diverse landscape
The tour starts with a briefing and safety instructions at the ARCANUM base nearby Mýrdalsjökull glacier in South Iceland.
From the base we head down to the black lava sands, crossing small rivers on the way. The black lava sand derives from previous glacial outbursts of the dormant volcano Katla.
Down at the black beach we stop and enjoy the amazing view up to the Mýrdalsjökull glacier and along the coast to the southernmost part of Iceland, the small peninsula Dyrhólaey.
On we go along the coast to the famous aircraft wreck, from there we continue to the river Jökulsá and up to the foot of the mountain.
On the return ride we follow the mountain back to the base.
This tour gives you the opportunity to get in touch with the raw black lava sand landscape by the south coast, an unforgettable experience of conflicting landscapes where the nature envelopes the traveller in its warm embrace.
This tour is operated by our partners
Arcanum Glacier Tours Base
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