Shuttle to DC3 plane wreck
Attractions & guided tours

Shuttle to DC3 plane wreck

Free cancellation
Availability: Every day
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 1 hour
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Enjoy a comfortable 15-minute ride to the airlane
  • Explore the famous DC3 plane wreck
  • Admire the beautiful surroundings around the wreck
What to expect

Get to look upon one of the most photographed sites in Iceland. The DC3 plane wreck is a US Navy Aircraft that crashed on 2.00pm 21 November 1973 due to icing. The plane landed on an ice-covered river on Sólheimasandur. The ice in the river broke but the airplane did not sink and all the passengers on board survived the crash.

It used to take more than an hour to hike to the plane wreck but now this shuttle offers you a comfortable 15-minute drive directly down to the airplane. You will have plenty of time to explore the wreck and its surroundings. After you took some pictures to remember your visit the shuttle will drive you back to the parking lot.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • What's included
    • Transfer to the plane wreck and back to the meeting point
    Reduced price
    • Child (0-7 years): free
    • Youth (8-16 years): reduced
    Where
    • Path to Wrecked DC-3 Plane on Sólheimasandur, Vík 871, IS
    Meeting point:

    Sólheimasandur Parking Lot

    When
    • Please refer to calendar for updated availabilty
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    Provider
    Arcanum Mountain Guides
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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