Solheimasandur Plane Wreck

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  • Address: Path to Wrecked DC-3 Plane on Solheimasandur, Iceland, Vik
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Family And Kids

Resembling a scene right out of an Apocalyptic movie, the Crashed DC 3 Plane is quiet a rare find when in Vik. The exact route to see the plane are unknown and you will really need to rely on directions given by locals and bloggers who have been here before but in spite of all the trouble, the ruins of the airplane in an uninhabited area does make for a great photo.

The plane is an United States Navy Douglas Super DC-3 airplane that crash landed in 1973 and even though all the crew members and the passengers survived the fate, the metal scrap with holes and dents spin a rather different story. Today, the plane sits on the backdrop of a gorgeous black sand and after sunset, the sky lights up with the beautiful colours of the Auroras. From the tail of the plane, you can see the ethereal glacier mountains completing the picture.

The plane does have a creative aspect to it and is featured in many music projects- including its cameo in Sirgur Ros’ documentary called Heima and also finding its way to Justin Bieber song. It also made an appearance in a Bollywood movie and today it has made it’s way to many people’s personal ‘Bucket-list’!

On pleasant days, some people camp out near the plane to sleep underneath the brilliant northern nights but for others, the wreckage is a curious find in a no- man’s zone!

Solheimasandur Plane Wreck Travel Tips

  • If you want to see the Northern lights, try to camp out here. You will need to carry your own camp and other necessities.
  • The directions to this spot can get pretty tedious. Follow exact directions given by bloggers and/ or locals.

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  • Solheimasandur Plane Wreck Address: Path to Wrecked DC-3 Plane on Solheimasandur, Iceland, Vik
  • Solheimasandur Plane Wreck Timing: 24-hrs
  • Best time to visit Solheimasandur Plane Wreck(preferred time): 09:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Solheimasandur Plane Wreck: 01:00 Hrs
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