Explore the most popular beach trails in Suðurland with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

It’s ok like some of the people said it’s more of a walk than hike. I walked more like speed walked cuz it was raining sideways and 20 mph rain made it un-enjoyable. I was soaked by the time I got back to my car.

Nice easy hike along the coastline. Beautiful sweeping views

Beautiful black sand beach. Roaring surf. Be leery of the waves they can be dangerous.

Lovely coastal hike

This is a nice trail that walks through cooled lava rocks covered with moss with the ocean by your side! At Hellnar there is a nice cafe where you can grab a drink or bite to eat before heading back.

Facile. Terrain plat. Nous sommes allez pour le couché de soleil. Retour à la noirceur donc peu de touristes. Sentier bien délimité.

The walk is a little bit boring. The black sand beach is beautiful. The plane is nothing extraordinary.

Interesting wreck but sadly people are not respectful - clambering all over it, graffiti etc. It dims what should be an interesting object to view and photograph. As ever a minority ruin it for the majority. It is a heavily walked route so expect crowds

Not for everyone but worth doing if you have the time. This is a walk more than a hike. It's a relatively straight and flat march across the beach to the plane crash. Don't expect any more views than what you see from the car park. Do expect lots of people clambering over the wreck, stealing parts and a lot of graffiti, which is a great shame as this is such a unique site.

Lovely walk along the coast with beautiful views. When we did it the car park was basically empty at Arnarstapi (where we parked) but very busy at Hellnar

Enjoyable coastal walk along the cliff top. Mostly flat, clearly marked and great views in both directions

walking
4 months ago

This area is known as black beach. It is a very windy and dangerous area. There is a sign that talks about rouge waves taking victims out to sea for imminent death. The beach is composed of black pebbles and rocks. There are basalt column cliffs next to the beach. Only downfall is too many people.

Very scenic hiking area at the coastal line of Snaefellsness

nature trips
4 months ago

One of the most amazing places in Iceland

Very long hike of about 90min Loop to see a plane wreck

Beautiful black sand. Picturesque church on a hill overlooking the beach. Waves were soothing. Rock piers get you out in the water a bit.

I wish people were respectful and would not climb the wreck... Nice walk regardless, went there for sunset

Simple rocky path along the coast. Great views

This was the worst thing I did during my week in Iceland. The wind is incessant and punishing - easily averaging 40-50 mph with much stronger gusts - and the prize is really not worth it. At the end you'll find a few dozen tourists climbing over an increasingly rusted and decrepit aircraft. It provides only a brief respite before you have to brave the winds on the trek back to the parking lot. You're better off looking at pictures of the plane online. Seriously, go do something else, Iceland has so much more to offer.

Was quite rainy and windy when I went, had to use positive self-talk to motivate myself to keep going. A long trek out for a few quick photo ops. Glad I did it (for the geocache); doubt I'd redo it. Bonus for the cruddy weather - not as many tourist out there.

flat straight hike

The wind was quite strong the day we went which made the cold hard to bare. It is an interesting stop. I would not go twice though

Gorgeous scenery along the coast. Straightforward and simple. A must if you are staying in the area!

Beautiful walk between two villages. Views were spectacular in both directions so coming back the way we came was not repetitive. On a windy day this could be less enjoyable. We hiked it with our two young children in backpacks.

Very easy nice hike along the coast and through the lava fields. Lovely views. Several iced patches but easily circumvented.

Its a long walk through flat barren landscape, and was full of people when we got there so you couldn't get a good picture. A couple people had bicycles which might have made it worth it.

This gets a bad rap - it’s not a hike it’s a 4ish mile round trip walk on a path. The plane is very cool. Very spooky. And the black sand beaches are absolutely beautiful. No this is not a hike and yes it’s understandable that the tourist that come to the island and expected this to be a hike will be disappointed. However if you’re looking to see something cool and want to let your body rest from some of the grueling hikes you might have completed in the last days, this is a great way to spend an hour

Went to look at the plane. It’s a long walk out. Once I got out there, people were all over the plane, even standing on top of it. Not even a good chance to get a photo. I would recommend going elsewhere.

Was disappointed with this... with all the beauty Iceland has to offer I found this tour monotonous and anticlimactic. You hike a few miles just to get to a bare plane with tourists. If you're into aviation I'd recommend it but there are so many better places worth your time.

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