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Skogasandur/Solheimasandur

Region: South Iceland
Coordinates: 63.4872615° N 19.505855° W

Skogasandur alluvial plain south of Skogar shows us clearly, that it is possible to turn the grey gravel and sand deserts green again and down by the sea it is possible to spot the harbour seals tumbling in the water. At Skogasandur is also Small Airport .

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

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.

Skogasandur/ Solheimasandur in Icelandic

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