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Shuttle to DC3 plane wreck

Availability: Every day
Duration: 1 hour
Mobile voucher accepted
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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What's included
  • Transfer to the plane wreck and back to the meeting point
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  • Child (0-7 years): free
  • Youth (8-16 years): reduced
  • Path to Wrecked DC-3 Plane on Sólheimasandur, Vík 871, IS
Meeting point:

Sólheimasandur Parking Lot

  • Daily
  • Departure every 45-minutes from 10.00am-5.00pm
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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 1 day before the activity begins.

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