Abandoned in Iceland


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The wrecked DC airplane is a famous site located in South Iceland, its rusting shell laying on haunting black sands. The wreckage is a particularly beloved spot by local and visiting photographers alike thanks to its sparse and wild surrounding landscape and its incredible visual contrast to the aircraft’s gnarled metal. On Saturday Nov 24, 1973, a United States Navy Douglas Super DC-3 airplane was forced to land on Sólheimasandur’s black sand beach in the south of Iceland after experiencing some severe icing. Luckily all crew members survived the crash, but the airplane’s fuselage was abandoned. Now it’s become a photography dream location.

My #1 hotel recommendation for Sólheimasandur, Iceland

The Stracta Hotel is located on the south coast of Iceland. Travelers enjoy the comfortable atmosphere and delightful experience of the hotel. The staff wish to provide a smooth and welcoming overall visitor experience. Guests and their needs are their first priority. All guests are welcome to use the hotel saunas and hot tubs, located in the hotel garden. Besides, the legendary plane wreck is only a stone’s throw away from the hotel.

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