Zipline adventure in Vík

A zipline ride is a great adventure for all those who love the thrill of doing something challenging but at the same time very safe. The tour includes a hike through breathtaking river canyon and four zipline rides; 120, 240, 30 and 140 meters long. The scenery below you is breathtaking and you will have the birds-eye view of it as you whiz down the zip-line.

zipline adventure

About this experience

Availability

We have daily departures all year long.

Duration

The whole tour takes 1,5 – 2 hours. Depending on the size and shape of the group along with weather conditions.

Included

All safety equipment, ride to the starting point from the meeting point, certificated guided hike and two ziplines.

You will need

Hiking shoes and warm, windproof clothes – dress according to weather Gloves and a thin hat to fit under your helmet If you have long hair it’s recommended to braid it or tie it in a low bun.

Meeting Point

Nordur-Vik Hostel, Suðurvíkurvegur 5, Vík í Mýrdal, South Iceland (check map). Please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to your booking time.

Weather

Sometimes we need to change departure times slightly due to the weather. Please check your email before your booked time and leave us a phone number so we can call or text you in case we have to contact you with changes in schedule.

Our Zipline is situated right next to the village in Vík in South Iceland surrounded by beautiful hills and valleys. It is not directly accessible by vehicle so after we pick you up at Nordur-Vik hostel we drive for 5 minutes, then hike for another 5 minutes at a moderate pace to reach the take-off platform for the first zip, named Little Rush. We will give you detailed safety instructions and make sure you are comfortable with what to do during the zipline so you will enjoy the ride to the fullest and stay safe. Once you’re ready then you wait your turn and next thing you know, you are zipping above the canyon, heart pumping with excitement and having the best birds-eye view of the area that you can’t imagine beforehand.

Our second zipline, The Gentle Giant, is just around the corner from the first one, this is our longest ride, 240 meters and often named the prettiest one. When everyone has safely finished the two first ziplines it’s time for a short hike (about 10 minutes) through amazing rock formation of Grafargil (Grave Canyon) to the next activity, named Leap of Faith. This is our shortest line and we do things here a little bit differently, we won’t tell you more for now because we don’t want to spoil your surprise. Lastly follows the fourth zip-line that we call Big Rush, it will take you over a stunning waterfall, named Hundafoss (Dog’s waterfall). To finish off the experience we might offer a short hike back to our base if the weather permits.

Requirements & preparations

Check your age

You must be age 8 or older. A legal guardian must acompany or sign to allow kids under 18 to zip.

Break out the scale

Participents must weigh between 30 – 120 kg. (65-260 lbs.)

PROTECT YOUR FEET

It’s best to wear waterproof hiking boots or trail running shoes with a fully-enclosed toe and heel and a good sole.

take a breather

You must be able to hike ca. 3 km. (or 1-2 miles) at elevation and over uneven surface.

PROTECT YOUR FEET

It’s best to wear waterproof hiking boots or trail running shoes with a fully-enclosed toe and heel and a good sole.

Pregnant ladies

Sorry, it’s not safe to zipline while you’re pregnant.

ARRIVE EARLY

Check in 30 minutes prior to your tour time. Please remember not to be late! Come ready to get outside your comfort zone and have a blast!

DRESS APPROPRIATELY

Dress according to weather, Iceland can often get cold and wet so wind and rainproof clothes are usually a good idea.

UNTANGLE

Tie your hair up (either braid it or tie it in a low bun) so it won’t get tangled.

COME RAIN OR SHINE

Tours operate rain or shine. If we do cancel, we’ll make every effort to contact you to reschedule or refund the tour.

Questions?

Have any questions or concerns about our ziplines, weight or age restrictions or something else? Feel free to drop us a line if  anything comes to mind. If it’s close to your zipline adventure a phonecall might be a better option. Tel: +354 698 8890

Sneak Peak

Do you want to get to know our ziplines a little better? We’ll give you a little info about our ziplines but we can never put this experience in writing. 

Leap of Faith

We like to keep this part as a little mistery. Silence is golden. 

The gentle Giant

Our first zipline is 240 meters long. From the starting point to the first zipline platform is around 10 minute hike.

Big Rush

Steeper and faster caple than the first zipline, Little Rush spans 140 meters to the end platform. Now the only thing to do is hike back to base.

Zipline Adventure

Book here

*Children must be accompanied by an adult

ISK 14.900

Children: ISK 7.500

NEED SOMETHING MORE CUSTOM? YOU DREAM IT, WE’LL MAKE IT HAPPEN

Do you have a big group or just a small group wanting privacy. Want to entertain your staff or add on to the activities in Vík. Whatever it is we can cuztomize it to your needs. Get in touch.

Hiking boots

Remamber your hiking boots! You will be travelling in Iceland, our terrain is mostly untouched and we would like to keep it that way. That’s why we don’t make huge walking paths in the landscape but follow narrow and uneven sheep trails along our trails. Hiking boots help you when the route is wet and slippery and support your ankles if you are unused to walking on uneven surface.

  •   I saw this in May and when I unexpectedly returned in November, planned our travel plans to include this experience and was not disappointed. Owners/guides were very engaging and... read more

    ginnyeric94
    12/02/2019
  •   I found the Zipline Iceland tour to be a great way to see the amazing landscape and features of the area around Vik. My guides Sammi and Æsa were friendly,... read more

    Matt L
    11/11/2019
  •   Our guide Sammy and my apologizes I don’t know how to spell our other guide name, but both men were absolutely amazing and made our experience extremely awesome! Had such... read more

    kimperrot
    10/25/2019
  •   We had fun w the 3 person crew. The lines were not extremely hard to get to but you do need to be capable of walking rough terrain. Very laid... read more

    284kellim
    10/16/2019
  •   We loved our Ziplining and Hiking Adventure with ÞRÁINN, ÆSA and PANDA! Our guides were filled with energy, enthusiasm and encouragement every step of the hike and during all four... read more

    KTJS_travels
    10/06/2019