Sólheimasandur Airplane Wreckage Trail

MODERATE 10 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.

8 km
70 m
Out & Back



nature trips




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.

1 month ago

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.

3 months ago

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

4 months 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.

5 months 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.

7 months ago

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