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