DC-3 Plane Wreck
Reykjavik

DC-3 Plane Wreck, best tours and attractions

The DC Plane wreck is a famous site in the South of Iceland, particularly beloved by local and visiting photographers for its rusting shell on dark bl...

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ATV ride in South Iceland from Reykjavík
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ATV ride in South Iceland from Reykjavík

Discover South Iceland on an adventurous day trip by ATV and see black lava sand beaches, Dyrhólaey peninsula and Douglas DC-3 plane wreck on Sólheimasandur. Book your tickets online with us.

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South Coast tour and ATV black beach trip
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South Coast tour and ATV black beach trip

On this Quad bike tour, you will see all the highlights of the South, waterfalls, black sand beaches and the infamous DC3 plane wreck. All in all this tour is an unforgettable experience of conflicting landscapes where nature envelops the traveler in its warm embrace.

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Duration up to 11 hours

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DC-3 plane wreck and black sand beach ATV adventure
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DC-3 plane wreck and black sand beach ATV adventure

Enjoy an ATV ride on a black sand beach and see the famous DC-3 plane wreck as you experience different landscapes of the Icelandic flatland.

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The inside story

The DC Plane wreck is a famous site in the South of Iceland, particularly beloved by local and visiting photographers for its rusting shell on dark black sand. The aircraft was originally in possession of the US Navy and is considered to be a symbol of the golden age of air travel.

Originally used for cargo, the US Navy was routinely flying over Iceland in the 1970s and as a part of its defence agreement with the country. The aircraft crashed into Solheimasandur on Wednesday, November 21st, 1973. It was flying from Hofn on Iceland's East coast and onboard were 7 crew members.

It's never been confirmed the reason for the crash, with several theories flying about. Regardless of the reason, all that matters is that no one was injured during the crash.

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