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Solheimasandur Plane Wreck, Vik

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  • This was a great sightseeing stop. Be aware the parking lot costs money (not a lot), there are no bathrooms, and the shuttle doesn't seem worth it but it is a decent walk. 
    This was a great sightseeing stop. Be aware the parking lot costs money (not a lot), there are no bathrooms, and the shuttle doesn't seem worth it but it is a decent walk.  more »
  • I wouldn't recommend this. If you don't want to walk the distance from the parking lot to the plane (which is quite unpleasant if there is a lot of wind, but it is by far not as taxing as the warning....  more
    I wouldn't recommend this. If you don't want to walk the distance from the parking lot to the plane (which is quite unpleasant if there is a lot of wind, but it is by far not as taxing as the warning....  more »
  • Great way to see how the environment takes its toll on objects. Located on a black sand beach with beautiful views. 
    Great way to see how the environment takes its toll on objects. Located on a black sand beach with beautiful views.  more »
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  • You don't see crashed planes on a black beach every day. You just have to go see it. If you go in your own car, you should know that you have to leave the car in the parking lot, then you have about 40 minutes one way + 40 minutes back. There is a bus that takes you but I do not recommend it. It is always better to go early, avoid crowds and enjoy the experience alone or with friends. If you go with a drone it can be your great experience in Iceland.
  • this place is really cool. It’s very simple, as it is only a plane crash. But has been there for 50 years and the location with the plane is what makes it really neat. The 45 minute walk each way is absolutely worth it. Most people did not then take the time to walk another 200 feet to the black beach and wash the ocean crash. If I come to Iceland I will walk back to the plane yet again. Great for pictures
  • We stopped here on an ATV tour and the plane was cool to see, but I wouldn't make a special trip out here for it. There's a lot prettier spots to see on the black sand beaches than a downed plane. I think the walk can be over a half hour each way. Decent overall but see some of the better features Iceland has to offer.
  • Amazing spot and picture worth it! There is a long walk to get to it if you don't take the shuttle. About 2 miles one way. Wear comfy shoes
  • Definitely worth the walk! If you don’t want to walk, there’s a bus that will ferry you back and forth during limited daytime hours. We went at night so there was no option. It’s like crossing the moon from the parking area to the wreck, the only colors were the hikers.

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