Self Drive Paragliding Adventure Day Tour from Reykjavik to Vik, South Iceland
Experience a tandem paragliding flight in combination with an amazing trip to Vik i Myrdal in South Iceland from Reykjaviik, all in a one day self drive tour throughout the summer months.
This is a one day self-drive tour with a licensed rental car in South Iceland. You will be picked up from your hotel or place of choice by a representative of the car rental company who will drive you to collect your vehicle.
You will drive on the Ring Road (Route 1) to Vik in South Iceland which is one of the most popular destinations along the Golden Circle route and on your way there make a few stops to admire the views. We provide a recommended itinerary and the highlight of your tour will be your tandem paragliding flight with one of our experienced tandem paragliding instructor pilots.
We love paragliding and want to share this with as many people as possible. Admiring the views of sea, mountains, black sand beaches and lava rocks from above will be an unforgettable memory you will bring home from your holiday in Iceland. Not many activities can compare to flying and we always put safety first so you can rest assured that you will be secure at all times and we will make sure you have a great time.
Before you set off on your self drive tour we'll give you detailed instructions about the meeting point in Vik, South Iceland Once we meet you there, we will take you to the take off location for your tandem paragliding adventure. After brief instructions, we will do all safety checks and then take off into the air. There's no need to have any prior knowledge of flying or paragliding, we'll do everything for you. All you have to do is follow the instructions, run down a gentle slope when we take off then sit back in your harness and enjoy the views. There's no jumping off cliffs or anything else that you might consider as extreme in the whole experience.
So if you are planning your trip to Iceland this summer and looking for activities and things to do to fully experience the beauty of the nature in a safe and unique way, you need not look any further. If you are staying in Reykjavik, visiting the South Coast is one of the top things to do and you can easily fit it within a day with the added bonus of flying with a tandem paraglider and experiencing all the fantastic views from above. The long summer days provide the perfect opportunity to enjoy the nice sceing drive, have enough time to stop at all the places of interest and also fit in the paragliding adventure.
We'll make sure you have a fun and unforgettable day, all you need to bring with you is your good mood and adventure spirit. We'll also provide you with an SD card with in-flight HD videos and photos.
Looking forward to seeing you in Vik, South Iceland soon.
- Available: May. - Sep.
- Duration: 12 hours
- Activities: Hiking, Sightseeing, Hot Spring Bathing, Cultural Activity, Bird watching
- Difficulty: Moderate
- Minimum age: 18 years old
- Languages: English, Icelandic, French
Seljalandsfoss in the river Seljalandsa in South Iceland is one of the most sought waterfalls in the country.
Seljalandsfoss has a narrow cascade but is one of Iceland's highest waterfalls, at 63 meters. The waterfall is highly picturesque and has the rare distinction that one can actually walk behind it.
Solheimajokull is a beautiful outlet glacier of the Myrdalsjokull icecap.
Solheimajokull is a rugged glacial tounge riddled with crevasses and spectacular ever-changing ice formations, jagged ridges and sinkholes and is popular for hiking and ice climbing.
The glacier river Jokulsa a Solheimasandur has its source at the glacier, flowing over the sand plain of Solheimasandur towards the sea.
Reynisfjara is a world-famous black-sand beach found on the South Coast of Iceland, just beside the small fishing village of Vík í Mýrdal.
With its enormous basalt stacks, roaring Atlantic waves and stunning panoramas, Reynisfjara is widely considered to be the most beautiful example of Iceland’s black sand beaches. In 1991, National Geographic voted Reynisfjara as one of the Top 10 non-tropical beaches to visit on the planet.
Reynisfjara is found around 180 km from Iceland’s capital city, Reykjavik, and is a popular stop-off for those taking a sightseeing tour along South Coast. Driving to the beach is particularly easy, taking an approximate two and a half hours from the capital.
Upon visiting the beach, travellers will immediately observe rocky sea stacks sitting off the shoreline, known as Reynisdrangar. According to local Icelandic folklore, these large basalt columns were once trolls engaged in trying to pull ships from the ocean. However, as bad luck would have it, the dawn quickly arose, turning the trolls into solid stone.
Another legend tells of a husband whose wife was kidnapped and killed by two trolls. The man followed the trolls down to Reynisfjara where he froze them, ensuring that they would never kill again.
The sea stacks themselves are home to thousands of nesting seabirds. Species that can be found here include Puffins, Fulmars and Guillemots, making it a must-see location for all birdwatchers out there.
Visitors to Reynisfjara must be made well aware of the potential dangers present at the beach. First of all, the rolling, roaring waves of Reynisfjara are particularly violent, often pushing far further up the beach than many would expect.
Visitors are advised to never turn their back on the waves, don't go chasing after them and keep a safe distance of 20-30 metres.
Aside from these sudden and dramatic shifts in tide (known as “sneaker waves”), the currents off the shore are infamous for their strength and ability to drag helpless people out into the freezing cold open ocean. A number of fatal accidents have occurred at Reynisfjara, the last of which occurred in January 2017.
Starting time : Day-Tour
All flying equipment provided
photo and video equipment
unlimited mileage on the car
information package about your itinerary and suggestions for extra activities
What to bring:
Food & Drinks
Hiking boots or closed shoes
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.
South Iceland is breathtakingly beautiful so prepare to be amazed!