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Interesting Site

Right, let me first say that if A. You're not into old wrecks and the like, this is not worth a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Geoff W
Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
A Long Walk, Not For Everyone

It is a long walk from the car park. 50 minutes each way for the averagely fit. No facilities so... read more

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Vik, Iceland
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Reviewed yesterday

Right, let me first say that if A. You're not into old wrecks and the like, this is not worth a visit, and B. If you're an old wreck yourself the hike may assist you to shuffle of your mortal coil. However, if like me,...More

Thank Geoff W
Reviewed yesterday

It is a long walk from the car park. 50 minutes each way for the averagely fit. No facilities so make sure you have been to the toilet beforehand and have water. The plane itself is pretty deteriorated now as you would expect. No nose,...More

Thank 50oddtimes
Reviewed 2 days ago

My mother decided to turn back when it started hailing. It's a deceiving walk because you cannot see the plane from the parking lot and since it's Iceland, the beach feels like an endless sea of black rocks. When we finally made it to the...More

Thank Carmella S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Uhm... as has been mentioned a hundred times or so, this is a long walk. And the terrain is pretty monotone and monotonous. But the backdrop of the mountains is stunning, and the plane site is kind of apocalyptic. No bathrooms and no water. But...More

Thank lakuyv
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We hiked an hour each way to see what little is left of the plane. The hike was windy, because it is Iceland. The plane is underwhelming. There's a lot better to do with your time.

1  Thank MileHighJacket
Reviewed 1 week ago

it takes a while to get there. But nothing major in this crashed plane. You can get some nice pictures with the sunset in the background.

Thank ShaunDeSheep
Reviewed 1 week ago

While most of Iceland includes wildlife, waterfalls, nature baths, and other natural wonders, this particular attraction stands out, figuratively and literally. The plane wreck of a WW-2 downed plane stands alone on a black sand beach. The walk from the car park out to the...More

Thank Ryan W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

2 miles each way over sand across a featureless plain. so anti-climactic it is comical. soon to be Iceland's least visited attraction.

3  Thank Erich K
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's definitely something neat to see, and can be the subject on an interesting photo, but if you walk there (some do drive, particularly late at night), as most reviewers have pointed out, it's quite the walk (and not a particularly interesting one). There are...More

1  Thank Chris_vonR
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located on the Ring Road it is a long walk out to see a plane wreck. The distance from the road is quite deceptive. The terrain is very rough and when we were returning to the carpark we were also walking into the wind. Not...More

1  Thank Newytraveller53
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michelle a
Hello, I am planning a trip to this month but I will not be renting a car, is there a car service that would take you to this site and back to the guesthouse?
March 5, 2017|
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Response from onesixtieth | Reviewed this property |
I am sure there are tour groups that can take you there, but ideal is your own car.
It's the path accessible with a buggy?
January 13, 2017|
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Response from NinjaNick50 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, The path comprises of loose rubble, stones, and sand. The path is very very long and I would not recommend it.
Hi, we had planned to stay besides this site. Is it possible ? any leads on who owns the land on which this remains lie as i had read somewhere that it is owned by some icelandic nice person but as people wrecked his farm wile driving on the way he closed the vehicles to go there.
September 19, 2016|
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Response from Charlie S | Reviewed this property |
Are you camping? I think you could probably pitch a tent on the beach a few hundred meters from the plane but you would need to carry in water. Big question is... why? It's a great 30 minute exploration but why stay there... More