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A nice walk and an interesting sight

To get to the plane, you have to walk a couple of kilometres, but since the area is very flat, it... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Anita2301
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Split, Splitsko-Dalmatinska, Croatia
Bring your head torch!

Easy walk from the car park along a gravel track which is clearly marked. I’d personally... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jackharding
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed 2 days ago

To get to the plane, you have to walk a couple of kilometres, but since the area is very flat, it is not a difficult endeavour. The plane in itself looks very interesting, though I wonder how long it will take for Icelandic people to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easy walk from the car park along a gravel track which is clearly marked. I’d personally recommend to come before sunrise and bring a head torch. You can then be there on your own. Which is quite unheard of in 2019 with tourism a hit...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Make sure you have at least 2+ hours to view this. They have closed the road to reach the beach so it's all walking - we made it about halfway (walking at a quick pace) and then realizing it was going to set us way...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank KristinBroers
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We followed our GPS and ended up parking in the wrong place. The walk it a little farther md if you don’t cut to the right t the beginning, off the ATV trail, you’ll have to cross a small river to get to the plane....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jjcoffman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Couple of issues with visiting this - firstly google maps will take you to the wrong car park which is 2km east of the correct car park. If like us and the many other cars in this car park you don't realise you are in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The abandoned plane is a must see if visiting Iceland, we’d hired a car for our trip (best thing we did). The wreck is a two hour drive from Reykjavík and an hour walk from the car park, all there is around you is baron...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank sarahlovinglife
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although it seems strange, it’s definitely a site not to miss in Iceland. We woke up at sunrise and walked the straight line out on the beach. Yes it’s long, but it’s worth it and it’s flat so it really isn’t that bad! When we...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jvmeslilley
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This really is an otherworldly sight to see (and it's a great photo op of course). It's about 4km each way from the parking lot to the plane it it takes around 45 minutes each way depending on how fast you walk. There's really nothing...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank dr_j_now
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s not the end (the DC plane) but the motivation to keep walking as the cold winter wind and slight showers in the early morning walk (8.8 km) to the DC plane. The car park and trail are well maintained and flat so there’s not...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank keett712
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was the best thing we did on our trip to Iceland. It was a two hour drive from Reykjavik and a one hour walk once we parked. After trekking an hour across the blacksand beach, you arrive at a scene straight out of another...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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jenniferb454
January 10, 2019|
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Response from judylovestravel | Reviewed this property |
I agree on cheacking the weather for that 2 hour time frame, it’s a huge empty land to walk towards the crash site, best to walk during the day, it can be really windy. Pack a bottle of water, No restroom nearby so be... More
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pmtravel4me
January 5, 2019|
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Response from miketinmouth | Reviewed this property |
I think Troll do but it will take up a large part of any tour and is slightly underwhelming, considering it’s a 40min walk in each direction - which if the weather is bad can be very unpleasant.
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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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