Solheimasandur Plane Wreck

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placePath to Wrecked DC-3 Plane on Sólheimasandur, Iceland


Kilian Brennan

Not to be missed! A must-see for Iceland! You can feel the history at this site. Can not recommend enough that you get here early (we visited just before dawn) and catch the sunrise coming up over the plane! You will never forget that experience! This country never ceases to amaze me!


Absolutely amazing! It's about a 45 minute walk from the car park. We did it in 5 inches of snow with a 1 year old on my back! once we got there it looked magical. If you don't mind walking just over a 3 mile round trip it's definitely worth coming to see if you're in Iceland. Such a shame people are taking bits of it. When I was there they were like vultures. I'll be uploading some drone footage of the plane soon so be sure to check out my channel "Indiana drones" on YouTube.

Philip Xu

Was a decent walk about 3k each way. However was a good sight and if you travel further down there is the coast line with is also a great. Beware of footing as there is ice patches during winter

Jordan Stadler

I thought this was super cool to check out! It's right near the ocean on the beach, you can hear the waves crashing against the shore as you explore the plane. The parking is right at the main road now, you have to walk in 3.5km down the old road. The walk takes 40min each way but it level terrain. If you go right when the sun comes up there are much less people. Really neat site!

Tara Lochmoeller

I'm so glad that Iceland decided to keep this interesting site for the public. It's such a strange yet cool structure to see laying in the snow in the winter. The 4km walk one way to the site is long. It takes about 45 mins in the snow. I would suggest going before the sun comes up so that you can get there and see the sun rise behind it. It gets crowded very quickly so it will be hard to take pics without a stranger in them if you go during the day. Be prepared to walk 4km back too.
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