In 1973, the Navy DC 3 plane ran out of fuel and had to make an emergency crash landing on the black sand beach in Sólheimasandur, just outside of Vik, Iceland. The crew survived, but the body of the plane is still there, four decades later. As the years have passed, people have come and taken most of the valuable parts, so the plane is really just a shell of what it once was, but it’s still an incredible sight.
The location of the parking isn’t too far past Skógafoss if you’re driving east on Þjóðvegur 1 (Route 1). You can find directions to the plane wreckage as you can see a ton of cars parked on the side of the road. Previously, one could drive all the way to the wreckage, but it is actually on private property and as the number of tourists visiting the site began to increase, the landowners barred cars from entering and you now have to hike the 4km one-way to the plane.
The hike isn’t difficult – it’s completely flat and across packed black sand – but it’s the weather that can be challenging. Come prepared for changing conditions and remember that even though it’s not a strenuous hike, it’s still exposed and monotonous.
I used two setups here. For still images, I used my SONY α7RIII and SONY FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM lens, mounted on my Gitzo Mountaineer GT-1542 and FLM 32FP ballhead to capture these shots. My other setup was mainly for timelapse, where I used SONY α7SII and Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D with NiSi CPL, mounted on the Leofoto LS-284C and Leofoto LH-30 ballhead.
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This is the photography journey of Nur Ismail Photography where all the experiences from this year onwards will be shared with the audience. In collaboration with NiSi Malaysia, Leofoto, SONY Malaysia and Skylum Software. Thanks for viewing!