Exciting 2-Hour Zipline Tour from Akureyri

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Akureyri, Iceland
2 hours
May - Sept.
Minimum age
8 years old


Experience an adventurous journey through the beautiful scenery of North Iceland with a thrilling two-hour Iceland zipline tour. Those who would love to see Icelandic mountains and waterfalls from the sky should book this zipline tour now.

The adventure begins in Glerargil vid Hlidarbraut, Akureyri, at the Zipline Akureyri headquarters. Once there, your guides will give you a safety briefing. They'll also give you all the equipment you'll need for ziplining, including a harness and a helmet.

During the tour, you will ride five zip lines, zigzagging above cliffs and a river. Each offers something a little different, with an excellent mix of thrills and breathtaking scenery throughout the course. It'll take between 1.5 and two hours to complete the whole excursion.

You'll need to wear warm, waterproof clothing and good hiking shoes to protect you from the elements. If you have long hair, tie it up in a bun, plait, or ponytail for safety and to keep it out of your eyes.

Once you're ready, it's just a few minutes of walking to the first zipline. When you get there, one of your guides will zip ahead while the other guide helps you get securely into your harness before sending you down the zipline one by one. 

The first zipline provides an adrenaline rush as you glide across the chasm below, taking in the beautiful views beneath you.

On the walk through the short forest paths between ziplines, your tour guides will tell you the stories, myths, and legends of Akureyri. There will be four other thrilling zipline rides, each treating you to new, gorgeous views of the rushing Glera river and the rugged cliffs beside it.

Zooming over the natural beauty of Iceland is an unforgettable experience you won't want to miss. The fairytale landscape provides a fantastic backdrop as you feel the wind surrounding you. Marvel at the nature of Iceland zipping past below your feet as you fly weightlessly through the air. 

Akureyri overlooks a beautiful fjord and is surrounded by great flat-topped mountains. You will get to see these picturesque views from a unique perspective.  

Your adventure concludes with an easy hike back to headquarters, where you'll return your gear and say goodbye to your guides. You can relax, swap photos and stories with fellow travelers, and perhaps enjoy a picnic lunch if you bring it along. 

Don't miss out on the adventure of a lifetime with five zip lines, Iceland's beautiful scenery, and short hikes that will give you stunning views. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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All safety equipment





What to bring

Warm, waterproof clothing
Good hiking shoes

Good to know

You must be able to hike two miles (three kilometers) at elevation and over an uneven surface. It's not safe to zip line when pregnant. Tours operate rain or shine. If the tour operator needs to cancel they will contact you to reschedule or refund the tour.

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