Zipline & Paragliding
Combine two of our favourite activities in Vík. Zipline and Paragliding. The Zipline Adventure takes you through a breath-taking river canyon while paragliding lets you soar high above the Black sand beaches of Iceland South Coast, amongst fluffy clouds, seabirds and puffins.
This combo experience is ideal for the Adventurer. Booking both together get’s you a 20% discount.
Vík Adventure – Zipline & Paragliding
About this experience
Summer season: May – Sept
Allow 3,5 – 4 hours for this combo experience. Depending on the size and shape of the group along with weather conditions.
All safety equipment, ride to the starting point from the meeting point, certificated guided hike, three ziplines and a tandem paragliding flight.
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.
Nordur-Vik Hostel, Suðurvíkurvegur 5, Vík í Mýrdal, South Iceland (check map). Please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to your booking time.
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.
We meet up on location at Norður-Vík hostel. If you arrive early feel free to use the restroom facilities, make the use of Wi-Fi and sip on a cup of tea or coffee before our guides arrive to meet you. There will be short weather assessment upon arrival and if everything looks promising you’ll jump in our 4x4 and drive up to the nearest mountain for the paragliding take-off. On top, we’ll have a safety briefing and you will get instructions regarding the flight. This is a tandem instructional flight so don’t worry, we won’t send you off into the unknown, you’ll be attached to your instructor at all times. The flying time itself depends greatly on the weather, it can last up to 30 minutes. After landing, most likely on the Black Sand Beach we drive back to our meeting-point, get refreshed and head onto our Zipline Adventure.
Again you will be briefed on safety protocols, get dressed up in a harness and helmet and drive to the zipline start. We start by hiking to the first of 3 ziplines. We will give you detailed safety instructions and make sure you are comfortable with what to do during the experience so you will enjoy our ziplines 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. Then we take a short hike through amazing rock formation of Grafargil (Grave Canyon) to the next activity, named Leap of Faith. Lastly, the second zip-line that we call Little Rush, it will take you over a stunning waterfall, named Hundafoss. Last but not least we have 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.
Afraid of heights?
Tell your guides and we’ll do the best to make you comfortable, you can always cancel. T&C applies.
Sorry, it’s not safe to zipline while you’re pregnant. Come back when you’re a mom.
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 according to weather, Iceland can often get cold and wet so wind and rainproof clothes are usually a good idea.
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.
Have any questions or concerns about our ziplines or paragliding, 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 Vík Adventure experience a phone call might be a better option. Tel: +354 698 8890
It’s always good to know what to expect so we’ll give you a little preview of your Tandem Flight instructors. It’s highly likely one of them or both will accompany you on the ziplines as well.
Þráinn started paragliding in summer of 2013 and is so lucky to have these beautiful mountains all around him, here, in the little town of Vík, so he could spend every flyable breeze in the air. If he’s not flying tandems, you’ll spot him on his solo testing out the latest acrobatic move he’s mastering. During winter Þráinn likes to go to Spain and spread his wings for some time but he always ends up in Vík again. His local knowledge of the area is admirable so if you get the change to have him as your pilot, ask away, he knows things.
Beautiful experience above the stunning scenery along the South Coast of Iceland. The wind direction rules where the location of your flight will take place.
*Children must be accompanied by an adult
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.
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.
We spent an amazing 2 hours zipping through the stunning Vik countryside. Felt very safe and secure (despite being the nervous one in our group!) We would all do it again in a second - thank you all so much for our fantastic memory which...More
My sister and I took our teenage sons on this. It was perfect. This was the one activity all four of us loved! Small group in our session which was very nice. Þráinn was very safety oriented. He had great concern for us and on...More
The 27 scouts and adults of Boy Scouts Troop 1 from Southborough, MA had a great time with Sammi and his team. Even though it was too wet and windy to experience all the lines, we were able to enjoy two of the lines and...More