- Sport levelBeginner
- Spoken languagesIcelandic, English
- Duration20 min
- Opening seasons:
Paragliding is the calmest and safest form of free flying known to man. A tandem flight is always performed with an experienced paragliding instructor pilot and the True Adventure Pilots have the highest professional qualifications and years of experience behind their back.
Once you are at the take off location, the pilots will perform safety checks and brief you on what's expected. When you are ready for take off, your pilot will inflate the wing and you will both take a few steps down a hill until you’re in the air.
Now is the time to sit back and enjoy the fantastic view! Icelandic landscapes are second to none, so make sure you really take the time to appreciate the scenery, as you'll be living a once in a lifetime moment. The adventurers amongst you can even ask to steer the glider with the help of your instructor or experience the thrill of aerobatics!
→ You are automatically refunded for the full activity price
2) Cancellation between 48 and 96 hours prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are entitled to a 50% refund
3) 48 hours or later are what we call last-minute cancellations
→ No refund will be made
After you get to the meeting point, a member of the True Adventure team will drive you up to the takeoff location that is most suitable for the current weather conditions. There are a few excellent spots around Vik, which gives you an opportunity to enjoy the superb views of the area. It also provides flexibility, allowing your instructor to choose a suitable location depending on the weather so you can don’t miss your chance of flying safely and enjoyably.
Once you're at the takeoff spot, you'll have a briefing during which you will be taken through the details of the flight and given an explanation about the equipment and safety procedures. After a safety check, you’re ready to take off! Now you'll run a few steps down a gentle slope and it’s time to sit back and enjoy your flight! Depending on your desire, abilities, the weather conditions and the area where you're flying, your instructor might let you handle the controls during the flight. If you just want to relax and admire the scenery, that’s OK too, the main objective is to have a good time.
Photography: Your pilot will be equipped with a high definition video camera from which you can get the photos and videos. All you need to do is order the additional HD video + photo package!
As this activity is dependent on the weather conditions please contact True Adventure a day or two before your flight to confirm the meeting time. Please allow some flexibility in your schedule in case the weather demands a change of time and take off location.
True adventure can arrange a car rental for you if needed.
- All necessary paragliding gear
- Transport to and from the take off location (from the meeting point in Vik)
- Closed shoes: hiking boots are best
- Warm clothes, as it is colder in the air than on the ground
- A thin hat to fit under your helmet