Solheimasandur Plane Wreck, Vik

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  • 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...  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • There's not much to see at the site, except other tourists angling for a photo. I was also a little surprised that the airframe now has a lot of graffiti on it. If you decide to go, I would...  more »
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  • Interesting piece of history to see off the ring road. There is a large parking lot and it’s very easy to find the route down to the beach. The plane crash is not visible from the parking lot and is deceivingly far (about an hour walk each way) but flat the whole way. Very popular spot!
  • Cool experience. Be aware you have to walk for almost 1 hour from the parking to the airplane wreck! And that's one way (so 2 hours in total) and it can be a very windy place because it's an open space. After 10:00 AM a shuttle is operating and can bring you for approx. 14 EUR. It's a shame people used graffiti on the plane wreck. But still impressive to see on the black sand!
  • Very long and windy hike as many have said, but well worth it! The plane is very cool and if you go early enough as we did you'll only have a few others around you to share taking photos in and around the plane. Around that time are usually respectful campervanners or photographers, no hoards or tour bus crowds. We went just after sunrise and only maybe 6 others were there. The shuttle doesn't run that early so you must hike, and it's too expensive anyways. I love old wrecks like this so for me it was a must see for our trip and it does not disappoint. ;)
  • 4 miles off NOTHING.... so, layer, layer, layer! It's a flat walk in general, but VERY rocky... wear super comfy shoes. Check weather forecast before trek out!!!!! Very eerie, very quiet. It's beautiful.
  • Took us 1.5 hours to walk there and another 1.5 hours to walk back, in freezing rain. When you looking around, you'll see endless flatland on each side and great big mountain at the back. Ah yes, I went there around September. Once I got there, a million people are on and in the plane. You'll never get a good picture without having people on the plane as background. Good life experience but not worth the time and don't expect good pictures.
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