DC-3 Plane Wreck

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South Coast: ATV Quad Bike 2-Hour Safari

1. South Coast: ATV Quad Bike 2-Hour Safari

The adventure starts with a short safety briefing on how to operate the ATVs. When everyone is ready, it's take-off time, when you'll head for the majestic black sand plains of Sólheimasandur. Cross this desert-like landscape and stop by the famous DC3 plane that crashed on the sands in 1973. The guide will lead the group further over the sands to the spectacular coastline to witness views of the surrounding area. From the beach, see Dyrhólaey peninsula, the southernmost tip of Iceland. Looking inland, you can see the marvelous Mýrdalsjökull glacier in the distance. Heading back over the sands and following the Jökulsá river, your adventure will conclude as you cross a river to enter a stunning mountain valley.

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What people are saying about DC-3 Plane Wreck

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 30 reviews

This is an amazing tour and for sure the best way to reach the plane crash site. Instead of one hour walking to the site, you spend the time in a thrill adventure that also includes black beach, driving through tunnels, rocks and lavender gardens with a great finish to a visit to a valley with a river of water coming directly from the glacier. The time spent in the plane site crash was more than enough to take all the pictures you need. Our tour guide was amazing and helpful. I definitely recommend this activity.

Our guide was excellent. It’s too bad the other participants did not read the description of the tour. It read ‘ not for beginners, intermediate’. Two people were clearly beginners and slowed the whole group down. The guide had to continually stop to wait for those who were not comfortable driving an ATV which really ruined the entire trip for the others.. despite this the black sand beach was super fun to drive in and made it a unique way of getting to the plane wreck. I loved going through the streams.

A very great experience!! ATV riding is so much fun! You can really get what you can out of the companions, but the pace is always adjusted to the whole group so that everyone feels comfortable. We also had a very great guide! The ATV tour was not only action-packed and breathtakingly beautiful, but also very interesting and informative because we learned a lot about the surrounding volcanoes, the formation of Black Sand Beach and much more. This tour is really recommended for everyone, young and old.

This was a great adventure, the guides were so cool, lots fun, a definite must do… the black sand beaches are so vast, it feels unreal. (FYI - When you book your tour, you are apparently paying a price for 2 individuals to share 1 bike… but it’s not indicated when booking… we had to pay extra for a separate bike)

Guide was absolutely amazing, tour was fun and learned a bit!