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Chris M
41 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
I strongly recommend a walk here if you really want to capture the isolation of Iceland and her beauty. I only have two problems. The walk is 8km return and there is one small plane and HEAPS of tourist! If you go here I implore you to get in early as even another couple can ruin all
Your photos. After hiking 45minutes we were joined by another group of two persons who refused to wait just 5 minutes to get photos. They were in all of our photos so I strongly recommend you start walking at dark to get their at sunrise before anyone else as it gets very busy. Bring your drone too if you have one!
Written March 9, 2020
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nick w
London, UK994 contributions
Sep 2021
As others have said it is a long walk to and from the plane wreck, especially on the way back on a windy day. The walk took us 45 minutes there but nearly double that on the way back. There is a shuttle bus you can take instead but there is a charge to use it.

The wreck itself is very photogenic but is gradually falling apart at the hands of the weather and tourists (just compare recent photos with older ones) so perhaps see it whilst you still can.

There are no facilities in the car park you start the walk to the wreck from
Written September 28, 2021
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globedecker
Summit, NJ353 contributions
Jun 2021
Echoing others, a super flat and boring hike out, a little better coming back since at least you have the mountains to look at. Although the sign at the parking lot says 3-4 hours round trip, it only took us 45 minutes to walk there. Also you cannot see the wreck until you are almost there. So don't get discouraged, use Google maps to track your progress.

We visited around 9:00am in mid-June 2021 so Iceland tourism was still a bit slow due to COVID. Thankfully we were the only people at the wreck for the 20 minutes we were there.

Really a stunning scene! Pic speak for themselves.

Walking back we saw about 30 other people making their way to the wreck. I've heard that it can get VERY busy so if you want your perfect Insta shot with nobody else in the frame, I'd suggest going early in the morning.

One warning, we had perfect weather with no wind and warm temps. Just wore light jacket and actually go hot walking back. I'd bet this hike would be BRUTAL if it were windy, raining, and/or cold winter weather. There is no cover in the flat barren landscape, so bring water and dress accordingly to be prepared for the worst.
Written June 27, 2021
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Johnny C
Cookeville, TN200 contributions
Jan 2020
You can walk aprox 3/4 of a mile or pay $25/person to ride a bus which runs every hour. (and only every hour). IN the winter the storms can come quickly and make the walk VERY difficult.
Go to Black Sand Beach in Vic. Drive up and park see the beach.
Note the bus was sitting empty, not sure why they did not lower rates and actually carry passengers??
Written January 17, 2020
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MarkC8888
Rouse Hill, Australia267 contributions
Mar 2020 • Solo
Not many plane wrecks accessible to the public above water. Contrary to other posts the walk in is around 45 Min or less for an average intact person. There is a shuttle bus that takes 10 or so minutes for 2500isk both ways or 1800 return
This applies now whilst the black beach is still covered in snow
Written March 6, 2020
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Peach1038
Yorkshire, UK137 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
A very bracing walk (4.5 miles there and back according to Strava) to the wreck. It’s quite good to see but we do think it would have been nice for there to be a little more info about the history of the crash.

The walk is flat but I’d still recommend walking boots because of the rocky areas, you could easily turn your ankle.
Written March 17, 2022
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MarcusLYK
Singapore, Singapore115 contributions
Feb 2020
Coming from an aviation background, I had some interest before arriving here. Tthe area around it was so barren that the plane appeared much smaller. You could climb into the plane, but there is nothing much to explore inside. You spend all of your time just taking photographs, and wating for other people to finish taking theirs so you can climb up and take yours.

We took the bus in, you board on the hiking route near the carpark, and the ride is extremely bumpy. Quite a lot of tourists decided to walk, only to tire themelves out in the cold winter morning, and then take the bus back. The area is quite icy and wet, and the whole place is covered in loose gravel-sized stones. Good footwear would be useful.
Written March 6, 2020
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Greg
Beijing, China62 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
Classic Instagram/social media tourism spot. Impressive scenery especially if you’re lucky to have blue skies.

The walk from the parking is around 3.8km, signage states the round trip takes 3-4 hours but with a brisk pace one can do it in 1.5 hours depending how long one stays at the wreck.

Truck transport is also available if you’re feeling lazy, at a price of 2500 ISK.
Written February 3, 2020
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Paul M
United Kingdom181 contributions
Oct 2019
So it is about a 30mins walk from the carpark along a dirt track to g et to the plane. You can jump on a bus which will drive you too and from the wreck, however the walk was perfectly fine and makes seeing the wreck more rewarding. Probably come early in the morning or late afternoon to avoid the crowds,
Written February 13, 2020
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Nicole M
Kansas City, MO70 contributions
Oct 2021
You park and walk to the wreckage. The photo ops are great. Black rocks are endless. The walk there is very boring however. The sign at the beginning says it is a total of 3 miles there and back but in actuality it is 4.5 miles there and back (per my Garmin). It is completely flat and you almost get a version of road hypnosis because it was a grey sky and the black rocks for a few miles. Then you see the wreckage and that is neat. We took a lot of pictures but it is popular so you have to wait for people not to be in your shot. There was also a lot of people with drones which was annoying, however this was one of the few sites in Iceland that did not have a No Drones allowed sign. We are fairly fast walkers. Total time to walk there, take pictures, and walk back to the car was 2 hours.
Written December 29, 2021
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