the black beach at Sólheimasandur

The black sandy beach of Solheimasandur in the south of Iceland, not far from Vik i Myrdal’s, is less than 160 kilometers from Reyjkavik, which should take about two hours depending on the weather conditions.

There is the wreckage of a US military machine, which crashed there in November 1973 for unknown reasons. The crew was able to save themselves, but since then lies, with enclosing holes oversewn metal framework in the Spent environment. Many parts of the aircraft are missing, but even there is no official explanation.  If you have ever seen pictures of Iceland, then you will certainly have come to this beach. Because he is known that there is an airplane wreck. A very popular spot, but only accessible on foot in the last few kilometers.

The Solheimasandur Plane Wreck is popular with tourists. Especially photographers and Instagrammers. It is of course also a bit of a surrealistic image, such a plane wreck in the middle of nowhere, on such a black beach.

Access : Coordinates:GPS coordinates to the plane : 63.459523,-19.364618 / GPS coordinates of the parking lot : 63.4912391,-19.3632810 / The Solheimasandur Plane Wreck is located on the South Coast in Iceland, right off the Ring Road about 164 kilometers (101 miles) away from Reykjavik, / From Reykjavik, we drive towards Myrdalsjokull, where the volcano Katla is. There we get our ATVs and start the adventure. We will cross rivers, go to the promontory Dyrholaey, and go to Solheimasandur beach where the famous aircraft wreck is.

Tips : landowners have banned access to vehicles driving on the beach. You now have to walk 4km to the plane from the road. / Shuttle Bus to Solheimasandur Plane Wreck : The shuttle bus runs year-round from the parking lot every hour between 10:00-17:00. A round-trip ticket costs 2,000 ISK.( 20euro )

Activities: Hidden Gem: DC-3 Plane wreck / ATV, Sightseeing , Photography / Tours available: – ATV tours , 4×4 vehicle tours ,

Services : Tours and Travel Services, guided ATV ride ,

Nearby Attractions – Go next : Cape Dyrholaey / Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach and Basalt Columns / Skogafoss Waterfall


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