We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Go Before Dark

We arrived at our last stop of the day, the site of the Sólheimasandur Plane Crash. Back in 1973, a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cincinnati, Ohio
Long Walk but Cool Site

Pay attention to the sign before you start. It is a 4 mile round trip hike. The weather included... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bacong F
Los Angeles, California
via mobile
Read all 959 reviews
All photos (912)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good32%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
Travelers talk about
“long walk”(144 reviews)
“crash site”(35 reviews)
“km walk”(14 reviews)
Vik, Iceland
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Vik
from $194.60
More Info
from $249.50
More Info
from $187.40
More Info
from $105.00
More Info
Reviews (959)
Filter reviews
667 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviewslong walkcrash sitekm walkround trip walkgoogle mapsblack sandworth the effortring roadphoto opportunitynice walkunique experiencegravel roadtaking photosworth the tripparking areabe carefulwreck
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 667 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want to see this, do the ATV tour from arcanum. They bring you right by the plane. Its relatively cool, but not really worth the walk.

Thank Smacpats
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at our last stop of the day, the site of the Sólheimasandur Plane Crash. Back in 1973, a United States Navy DC-3 crashed on the beach here. While it used to be possible to drive up to the site, local landowners have since...More

Thank rockon0630
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You need to go 3.5 km to this plane and 3.5 back. You should go if you really interested in it, but if you have choice you'd better choose smth else. And notice that some people use it as WC))

1  Thank Elvira G
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a good long walk for those with a bit of stamina. The end result is a great photo opportunity if you get there early. We were there I thought early enough to avoid the crowds but obviously not early enough to avoid Self-indulgent,...More

1  Thank Tony G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pay attention to the sign before you start. It is a 4 mile round trip hike. The weather included the sun breaking through the clouds, wind and rain in the span of about 2.5 hrs. When the weather was good such as our day, it...More

Thank Bacong F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With favorable conditions, light crosswind & good weather, it only takes 45-50 minutes each way. Sad that people walk all over the plane & add graffiti but still took some good photos.

1  Thank erinhaus
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Some either love it or hate it. First of all it’s a 2 mile hike each way, so be prepared. The site itself is pretty amazing, considering the story that the US plane crash landed and everyone survived. I thought it was pretty cool to...More

Thank alanroytbak
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Crashed plane sight situated at VIK gained popularity in India due to its depiction in the Bollywood film 'dilwale' which rekindled the romance between king Khan and Kajol. Reaching the site via a big bus is convenient. Place is extremely breezy so climbing up and...More

Thank NikunjS108
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The path is really long, 45 minutes from parking lot...but it is good to see (especially for aviation fans). PS: be careful, despite the time (18:00) and out of season (November) there were many tourists

Thank Michal R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The path is well indicated and easy to follow. We walked to the plane in 40 minutes and it was worth it. Seeing a crashed plane In such a great place is quite an experience. We were there as the sun was going down, so...More

1  Thank MHSG12
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 6 hotels in Vik
Hotel Edda Skogar
171 reviews
6.27 miles away
Hotel Skogar
258 reviews
6.31 miles away
Hotel Dyrholaey
359 reviews
6.90 miles away
UMI Hotel
98 reviews
9.47 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 16 restaurants in Vik
Mia's Country Van
394 reviews
6.22 miles away
Hotel Skogafoss Bistro Bar
274 reviews
6.52 miles away
Black Beach Restaurant
343 reviews
10.61 miles away
The Soup Company
167 reviews
11.32 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 26 attractions in Vik
3,161 reviews
6.76 miles away
Black Sand Beach
3,368 reviews
11.34 miles away
Solheimajokull Glacier
518 reviews
5.22 miles away
Skogar Museum
470 reviews
6.08 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
August 13, 2017|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from julius f | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the road is closed. You can park in front of the trail and walk out to the plane. Be prepared for about an hour long walk to the wreck. Hope this helps
michelle a
March 5, 2017|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from onesixtieth | Reviewed this property |
I am sure there are tour groups that can take you there, but ideal is your own car.
January 13, 2017|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from Max H |
The road is gravel with many large stones and ditches along the way. You used to be able to drive the 3 mile death march to and from the plane, but now it can only be walked as the locals have cordoned off access to all... More