Airplane wreck at Sólheimasandur

The airplane wreck on Sólheimasandur is becoming one of the biggest tourist attractions in South Iceland. The wreck has been there since 1974 after an emergency landing on the black sand beach. For the first 35 years, it was the home of the Raven that had his nest in the cockpit of the airplane wreck, and the local people came there for taking pictures and enjoying the black sand beach.

For about 5 years ago with more people visiting Iceland the plane wreck became more and more popular and more and more great pictures were published on the internet.

After Justin Bieber filmed a part of his music video I´ll Show You by the plane wreck and the Bollywood stars Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol shot the music video for Gerua there the place became even more famous.

To go to the airplane wreck you will have to walk for about 45 min and during winter you have to have winter clothing, warm layers and waterproof. The weather in Iceland from October to March can be very unpredictable so be prepared and make sure that your phone is fully charged so you can make a call if you get in trouble and take some great pictures there.

The other option for seeing the airplane wreck is to do an ATV tour with Arcanum to there, more fun and easy way to get there.

You can find information about the tour here