Join an adventure and view Iceland from a new and exciting perspective as you soar silently above vast lava fields, craters, and vibrant green moss spreads just outside Iceland's capital, Reykjavík.
Paragliding is the simplest and purest form of flying available to man. A tandem paragliding flight is an introductory voyage, and as a passenger, you need no prior knowledge or experience.
Before take-off, your pilot will brief you on the basics; he will teach you how to stand and move, clip you into the safety harness, and equip you with a helmet before fastening himself to you. Once the paraglider is inflated, and safety checks are over, you take a few steps down a slope until you end up walking on air!
For up to fifteen minutes, you'll fly high enough to see Reykjavík city from a distance, Langjökull glacier, several volcanoes and you might even glimpse a full 360° view of the horizon. The most impressive sight, however, will be the ground beneath your dangling feet.
Landing is straightforward. As you near the ground, your pilot slows the glider down, you take a few steps upon landing, feeling like you are stepping down a set of stairs. Alternatively, you can land sitting, with your legs straight in front of you, allowing the soft harness cushion to capture your weight gently.
Nothing is more important than your safety. The pilots are rigorously trained and highly experienced through long flying careers in various weather systems of numerous countries, and are regularly updated on the weather forecast. They only use top-notch equipment approved from international authorities, and check, double-check and check again to make sure everything is perfect before take-off.
So don't wait! Take to the skies with this fun-filled paragliding tour. Check availability by choosing a date.
Total time is approximately 2 hours with pick up from Reykjavik, or 1 hour when meeting on location.
Airtime is up to 15 minutes, depending on weather conditions, but the experience is always awesome!
You can use your own camera at your own risk, or you can book our GoPro for a nominal fee in the booking process.
There is no minimum group size, but please contact the tour operator to book large groups.Weight limits: 20 – 120 kg (44 – 265 lb).
All our tandem pilots are male, except for one. So, if you need, for religious reasons, for example, to request a female pilot, please contact the provider.