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Sólheimasandur

Sólheimasandur is a sand desert formed by jökulhlaup, or glacial outburst floods, from Katla volcano system that lies underneath the Mýrdalsjökull glacier.

In 1973 a DC-3 US Navy plane ran out of fuel and landed on the beach of Sólheimasandur. Everyone survived the landing and the plane wreck is still there and has become a popular site to visit. Driving to the plane wreck is forbidden but by
the main road #1 there is a good parking place and possible to walk from there to the site. Each way takes a little less than an hour to walk.

Note: In winter time there is a lack of daylight and weather can change quickly. It is easyto get lost in the are so people are advised to know the weather forecastand be sure to have enough daylight for the walk.

Sólheimasandur
GPS Points N63° 29' 26.621" W19° 21' 48.072"
Postal code

871

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