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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
rockon0630
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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
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Los Angeles, California
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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.

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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

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JessB_Chris
August 13, 2017|
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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
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michelle a
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.
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meganoscar11
January 13, 2017|
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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
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