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Glider Adventure Flight

Duration2 hours
DifficultyVery Easy

Embrace aerial adventure like never before in this phenomenal flight over Iceland's prehistoric lava fields.

What to expect?

Adventurous Glider Flight over Lava Fields

Once the Glider has been towed aloft by a powered aircraft it relies on thermals or ridge soaring to stay airborne. Gliders have an excellent glide range and can reach a top speed of up to 280 km/h.

Silently soaring above the lunar-like landscape of Icelandic lava fields, just outside of Reykjavík, is an out of this world experience! The Glider will take you over the Blue Mountains area scattered with volcanic craters. You will see how the lava once flowed, now frozen in volcanic veins across the ground. Your view to the West is of the Greater Reykjavík area and the Atlantic Ocean. To the East you will see the South Coast stretching down the horizon towards Eyjafjallajökull. To take the experience on an even higher level you can ask your pilot for some aerobatic moves. This is addictive, consider yourself warned.

Airtime: up to 20 minutes depending on wind conditions, but always awesome!

Total time: approx. 2 hours including the drive to and from central Reykjavík

Pick up: if selected, starts 30 min. before your booked time

Location: Take off is from the Glider field by the Blue Mountains.

Minimum age: under 18 years need parents written permission

Weight limits: 20-110 kg

Included: all safety equipment

What to wear: Comfortable clothes

Photography: Bring your own camera, or/and use our GoPro Hero4 which can be mounted inside the cockpit or on the outside of the Glider; bookable extra

Small Print: Due to weather changes we can never guarantee a flight. If we need to cancel your booking because of weather you can either re-book for another try or choose one of our other Free Flying experiences. Due to how fast the weather changes in Iceland we can never guarantee a flight. If we do not manage to get you airborne during your stay in Iceland, you will receive a 100% refund.

A Glider Adventure Flight is a legitimate Introductory flight operated by licensed Glider Instructor pilots from the Icelandic Glider Association.

Additional Information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
  • Cancellation Policy: Fee of 10% if cancelled 365 days before event or less.
  • Quality Assurance: Travelade only works with selected local partners we trust to provide high quality service.

Meeting Point

  • Pickup in Reykjavík

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