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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 vehicles.
I would say the use of a stroller, wheelchair, cart, or anything with wheels smaller than a car would not make the hike. It's definitely not a walk for children. Even older kids who could complete the walk would probably be completely bored.