Directions to Sólheimasandur plane wreck DC-3

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Directions to Sólheimasandur plane wreck DC-3

Directions to Sólheimasandur plane wreck DC-3

In 1973, a US Navy DC-3 crashed down on the black beach of Solheimasandur because it ran out of fuel. There is no road that leads directly to the wreck and no signposts, either. The wreck lies on private land, and since March 2016 it is forbidden to drive there with a vehicle. However, you can still access it on foot.

Photo by: .christoph.G.

Practical information:

On Route 1, drive towards Vík. When you pass Route 221 on the left, you should continue driving for about 2 km. Then, on the right hand side, you can park your car. There is a fence with an iron bridge from where a trail leads to the wreckage. From the gate, it is about a 4 km walk through the sand towards the ocean.

  • GPS fence: 63.491257, -19.363070
  • GPS plane: 63.459523, -19.3645

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