Paragliding Tour | Tandem Flight in Vik, South Iceland

Based on 3 traveller reviews

Vik in South Iceland is one of the best places to visit when you are in the country and easily accessible on Route 1, the ringroad. And what's better than seeing it from above. So if you are wondering about activities and things to do in Iceland during the summer, why not book a tandem paragliding flight in Vik. We believe that paragliding is the simplest and purest form of flying available to man, and want to share it with you. This adventure tour is for anyone who is a bit tired of minibus tours and wants to engage in an activity that is unique, feel the sea breeze and have an unforgettable memory from their travel to Iceland.

There is no jumping off a cliff involved and you will be flying with an experienced tandem pilot who will guide you through all the steps and ensure your absolute safety throughout. No prior knowledge is necessary, and children over the age of 12 are welcome, too.

After you get yourself to the meeting point at the Vík Hostel, we will take you to the take off location nearby for your tandem paragliding flight with an expert pilot. You will be instructed on what you need to do and about your safety. Once the paraglider is inflated, and safety checks are done, you'll take a few steps down a slope until you step into the air. Your flying course will be charted according to the weather and the views available on the day, so each trip is different and special. You'll have an excellent keepsake of the journey, as well, since your pilot will record all the excitement in HD video - so make sure you order the SD card package along with booking your flight..

You'll swoop over Reynisfjara black sand beach near Vik, South Iceland and get a bird's eye view of the Reynisdrangar basalt stacks standing tall as the ocean waves crash furiously all around. Up high, you'll also be able to see a good distance inland, where lava rocks stud a carpet of mossy green. At the height of summer, it is painted with purple lupine flowers and puffins and gulls nesting on the cliffs will greet you as you glide by.

Tandem paragliding flights vary in duration, and it is not possible for us to guarantee a specific flight time due to the changeable nature of the wind and general weather conditions in Iceland. Safety first is very important for us so we will only fly if the conditions are perfect! If we need to cancel a flight due to unfavourable weather you will get a full refund for your booking.

Grab your chance to see the south coast of Iceland in a whole new way! Check availability by choosing a date and a departure time - morning, afternoon or evening and book your flight over Vik, South Iceland now for an unforgettable adventure. The town of Vik is easily accessible from Reykjavik - 2.5- 3 hours drive on the ring road and if you are doing a Golden Circle tour you can easily fit the tandem paragliding flight in your itinerary especially during the long summer days as we have flexible morning, afternoon or evening departure times. You can also book our Self Drive Paragliding Adventure Tour from Reykjavik to Vik, South Iceland and make a day trip out of the whole thing - what better way to see the south of Iceland in just a day, especially if you're only on a stopover or a short weekend trip this summer. Just check our full list of available tours.


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: May. - Sep.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Activities: Hiking, Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Minimum age: 12 years old
  • Languages: English, Icelandic
  • Highlights: Seljalandsfoss, Reynisdrangar, Skogarfoss (waterfall), South Coast
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : , Afternoon departure 2pm, Evening departure 6pm, Morning departure 10am

Departure location:
Vík Hostel, Suðurvíkurvegur 5, Vík í Mýrdal, South Iceland
Included:
  • All flying equipment including a helmet

  • Expert piloting

  • HD video of your tour recorded by our pilots


What to bring:
  • Closed-toe shoes (Hiking boots recommended)

  • Warm clothing and outerwear suited for rainy or cold weather

  • A thin hat to fit under your helmet

  • Gloves


Good to know:

Your pilot aims for 10-15 minutes in the air, but if conditions are slack, the tour may be shortened. Your pilot will inform you and you can choose not to fly.

Photography is fine, but bring your own camera at your own risk. Your pilot will be equipped with a high definition video camera as well.

Please note that we only fly when the weather conditions are safe. If conditions are less than optimal as the take-off time approaches, you can either wait for conditions to become better or try the tour at another time. True Adventure Instructor Tandem Pilots and their passengers are insured under the Reykjavik Free Flying Club policy. Paragliding can be a dangerous activity, and an Introductory Paragliding Tandem flight is always at your own risk.



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Reviews

Professional, easy-going paragliders took me and my girlfriend up over one of the most stunning spots in all of Iceland. We had a blast and felt safe during the whole experience. Now we both are thinking of taking up paragliding. I highly recommend this tour for anyone with a flexible schedule around Vik.

Absolutely breathtaking! Very professional: I felt safe during the whole experience, yet the adrenaline levels were as high as never before! Amazing views of the black sand beach, the ocean and the beautiful surroundings of Vik. The video from the whole flight is still one of my favorite souvenirs from Iceland. Would do it again anytime.

What a great experience. Black sands, beautiful view and professional paragliders ! Well done !

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