Paragliding is an outdoor adventure sport. It involves using a large canopy that looks like a parachute. The canopy is attached to a person’s body with a harness and allows them to glide through the air after jumping from or being lifted to a height.
How safe are paragliding tours?
In tandem paragliding, you are paired with an experienced pilot. They are in control of the entire flight and have done this many times before. The regulations involved with safety are incredibly strict, and all necessary safety checks are done throughout the experience. Statistically, paragliding is as safe as driving a car, with recent studies showing it’s actually slightly safer.
What can I expect from a tandem paragliding tour?
No two gliding experiences are ever the same which is why this experience is unique. The weather will dictate your exact route, but you can expect to see some spectacular views of the South Coast of Iceland that you would never have seen from the ground.
Can anyone experience a tandem paraglide?
Yes almost anyone, who is in good health with a reasonable level of fitness can experience a tandem paraglide. There are a few exceptions, so if you have some doubt consult your doctor before booking. All participants need to be over 12 years of age. Those under the age of 18 will need written permission from a parent or guardian to take part in a paragliding tour.
How fit do I have to be to participate in a paragliding tour?
There might be some walking to and from the take-off points, and there might be a very short run to gain speed for taking off. If you believe you are fit enough to do this, paragliding shouldn’t be a problem for you. You will spend most of the time comfortably sitting and enjoying the view.