Glider Tour Over Reykjavik- PG03
Soar Above Reykjavik & Surrounding Area in a Glider Plane
Riding in a glider plane is a unique experience. You get the adrenaline rush of flying in an aircraft, but also experience the calmness of silently soaring above the lunar-like lavascapes of the area.
43 000 ISK per adult
Minimum age: 18 years (Children under 18 years need parents written permission.)
Weight limit: 20 – 110 kg.
Duration: 90-120 min
Gliding time: 15-20 min
Difficulty: 2/5 Easy
Departure times: See booking system
Note: There is no tour minimum. Please contact us in advanced for large groups.
Where: Takeoff is from lava fields by the Blue Mountains. Map click here. Depending on weather, we have several locations within 20-45 min. driving radius of the Reykjavík area.
Included: Glider flight around Reykjavík/Reykjanes, all necessary equipment.
Extras: Pick up: 3 000 isk per group. Video footage: 5 000 isk per person
Bring with you: Warm clothes, sturdy shoes.
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The glider takes off at the airstrip near the Bláfjöll (Blue mountains) area, where you can see how the lava flowed there, thousands of years ago. To the west, you have a nice view of the greater Reykjavík area, stretching out into the Reykjanes peninsula. And to the east, you can see the lowlands of the south coast, stretching out into the horizon, towards the volcano Eyjafjallajokull. The plane has excellent gliding range, and can reach speeds of up to 280 km/h. As the name suggests, it relies on thermals or ridge soaring to stay in the air. If you’re feeling extra adventurous, you can even ask your pilot to perform some exhilarating acrobatic moves to really get the adrenaline flowing.
The plane is a two seater, so it will only be you and your pilot in the air, making the experience personal and totally unique to you.
Due to the unpredictable nature of Icelandic weather, which changes quite rapidly, we can never guarantee a flight. But don’t worry, if we need to cancel your booking because of weather you have the option of either re-booking and have another try or choose one of our other Free Flying experiences. If we do not manage to get you airborne at all during your stay in Iceland, you will receive a 100% refund.