Sólheimasandur Airplane Wreckage Trail

MODERATE 7 reviews

Sólheimasandur Airplane Wreckage Trail is a 8.0 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Ásólfsskáli, Suðurland, Iceland that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from May until September.

DISTANCE
8 km
ELEVATION GAIN
70 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

off trail

historic site

The trail used to be available for off-roading, but is now hiker-use only. You will walk through beautiful scenery but the trail itself is mostly flat and unremarkable. As you get to the black sand beach, the path can be a little tough to identify. The payoff is an old shell of a crashed DC-9 plane. There were no fatalities in the crash.

20 days ago

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.

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

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.

3 months ago

7 months ago

hiking
Thursday, September 15, 2016

walking
Thursday, August 25, 2016