Trecking around Iceland - 4, Secretive Wrecked DC-3 Plane on Sólheimasandur

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Secretive Wrecked DC-3 Plane on Sólheimasandur


Leave Highway 1, We drive on the unpaved gravel roads for quite a while. Looking ahead, surrounded by a barren, occasionally encounter a passing oncoming car, telling us we are on the right way.  We drive for few kilometers alone, then we arrive the secretive crash site.

It is the 1973 US Navy Douglas Super DC-3 Wreckage. It made an emergency landing because of bad weather in Iceland. Fortunately no casualties. Four decades passed,  the wreckage left here, the barren black soil, made Iceland secretive and bizarre.

Sólheimasandur the secretive crash


[Tips] How to find the crash site?

We can say the crash site is a place of interest, because here run into a few tourists come specifically; We also can say it is not a place of attraction,  because no clearly identified, it is easy to miss.

If you use Google Map Navigation (car in Iceland, you can use the Google Map navigation directly on the phone, we're using this), you can search for "Path to Wrecked DC-3 Plane on Sólheimasandur", the position is not accurate, but for reference, at least in the vicinity remind you. Someone provide more precise GPS coordinates, from Highway 1 to leave the coordinates (63.4912391, -19.3632810), the position coordinates of the crash (63.459523, -19.364618). Specifically refer to the following article.


This trip is devided in to 16parts, go to the nex part for excited journey.

Trecking arround Iceland -1, Overview, ang Reading Guide, 15days through Iceland and Greenland, jest incredible

Trecking around Iceland - 2, The Seljalansfoss

Trecking arround Iceland - 3, hiking on Skógafoss

Trecking around Iceland - 4, Secretive Wrecked DC-3 Plane on Sólheimasandur

Trecking around Iceland- 5, Reynisfjara the Black Beach

Trecking around Iceland - 6, vík with red

Trecking around Iceland - 7, Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon

Trecking around Iceland - 8, Jökulsárlón & Fjallsárlón

Trecking around Iceland - 9, Conquer Vatnajökull with Cramponsand

Trecking arround Iceland - 10. Surprisely met Djúpivogur town, and impressed by Geothermal Field

Trecking arround Iceland - 11, Met Double Rainbow in Dettifoss

Trecking around Iceland - 12, Visiting Greenland, most impressed of the trip.

trecking around Iceland - 13, photoes on Kirkjufell, the church mountain, the view is different every munite

trecking around Iceland -14, Snæfellsjökull, which I call it Lava Coast 

trecking around Iceland - 15, Towards Grundarfjörður, to the Giant Stone in the sea

trecking around Iceland - 16


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