US Navy Plane Wreck in Iceland
Useful guide finding Iceland’s Plane Wreck, Sólheimasandur, South Iceland. By Stu, who publishes Wheres My Passport, with his wife Nat.
When we first went to Iceland in 2012, I really wanted to visit the Iceland plane wreck (US Navy Dakota DC-3, it could actually be a C-47 Skytrain) that crashed on the black beach at Solheimasandur, a vast area of sand and gravel in South Iceland close to the town of Vik. It looked like a truly interesting place to visit and one that offered some great photography potential.
Iceland Stopover with Icelandair
If you’ve been following Tiny Iceland for quite some time you might have seen and/or read about my epic “Iceland Challenge” trip last summer. The trip was focused on introducing Icelandair’s stopover program which is a great way for travelers flying a transatlantic flight that want to have the opportunity to visit Iceland.
Are you ready to follow my "Iceland Stopover" trip from July 11th-16th?! Click read more :)
Snorkeling in Silfra & Whale Watching in Iceland
One of the amazing geological oddities in Iceland is the Silfra Fissure in Þingvellir National Park, a rift where the North American and Eurasian plates are slowly pulling away from each other. While researching our trip, my husband Dave and I found out that it is possible to snorkel or dive in the fissure, so we jumped at the opportunity and booked a snorkel trip right away.
By Karlie Marrazzo
Sixt Iceland - Car rental
For our Iceland Challenge, Sixt Car Rental generously provided us with a brand new Chevrolet Captiva. We were riding in style in this spacious 7 person vehicle.
We only needed to fill four seats and the rest was reserved for the copious amount of gear we brought to supply us for the next week of adventure.
Icelandair Hotel Akureyri
“Ah, the heart of the majestic north. Where the mountains seem a bit bolder, the sun shines just a little brighter, the calm is always calmer and the days go on forever at the height of the summer” – Icelandair Hotel Akureyri
Situated in the center of Iceland’s Northern capital, Icelandair Hotel Akureyri is one of the newest hotels in the country. It was converted from a former university and opened its doors in the summer of 2011. The hotel offers tastefully decorated rooms with views of the bay on the eastern side.