Free Fall (Plunge like a Puffin!) Mega Zipline in Hveragerði

Free Fall (Plunge like a Puffin!)
Free Fall (Plunge like a Puffin!)
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  • Duration40 minutes
  • Group SizeSmall group
  • Meeting LocationÁrhólmar 1, Hveragerði

Tour description

Free Fall (Plunge like a Puffin!) Mega Zipline in Hveragerði

This is a meet-at-the-location tour in Hveragerði, about 45 minutes drive from Reykjavik.

Mega Zipline’s reception center is located in “The Lodge” – The coffeehouse in beautiful Reykjadalur in Hveragerði, near the trailhead of the hike to the Reykjadalur hot spring valley. Take the northbound exit off Route 1 at the Hveragerði roundabout and follow that road (Breiðamörk) through town. It will take you to Reykjadalur. The reception area is just 4 km from the roundabout, so Mega Zipline is also within walking or cycling distance for those already in Hveragerði.

The lodge is also the endpoint of the zipline and where guests can buy candid videos snapped during their flight, browse souvenirs, or sit back with a coffee or a bite to eat while taking in the view of Reykjadalur.

Reykjadalur

Reykjadalur valley is known for its natural beauty, and the area’s hot spring river has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in Southwest Iceland. The area offers several marked hiking trails, and the town swimming pool (Sundlaugin Laugaskarði) is one of the most beautiful in the country.

Mega Zipline

Mega Zipline is suspended over the Svartagljúfur canyon, starting atop the Kambar plateau overlooking Hveragerði and leading down to a cafe near the trailhead to the Reykjadalur hot spring valley. Two lines, each 1 km long, run parallel at an average of 10° slope, giving those traveling together a chance to take flight simultaneously.

Adventure

The adventure begins at Mega Zipline’s reception area by the Reykjadalur trailhead. There, Mega Zipline staff walk guests through all safety precautions and outfit them with the appropriate equipment for their flight. All guests are provided with safety harnesses and a helmet. Those embarking on the “Fast as a Falcon” flight also receive goggles.
From the reception, guests are driven to the start of the “Svartagljúfur” canyon, and from there – there is about a 10 – 15 minute walk to the flight tower on Kambar. During this walk, the guests will enjoy the breathtaking view of the Canyon, including its waterfalls and columnized basalt. When arriving at the fall tower, they will be met by Mega Zipline pilots and briefed again on the safe use of the zipline. Guests are then sent down the zipline — one on each line — for the flight of their life.

Automatic cameras positioned along the line will snap pictures of the experience. When the flight is over, guests return to the reception area to drop off their gear, view their video (or photographs), peruse the gift shop, and wish they could go again and again.

Plunge like a puffin

Get the adrenaline rushing through your veins before your flight with a turn on Mega Zipline’s freefall line. Like a puffin plunging from its cliffside nest into the sea below, you’ll freefall 15 meters from Mega Zipline’s tower, secured to a freefall device that will slow your fall and break in the final meters.

Cancelation policy 

We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if the booking is canceled 1 day or less before the event. 

 

What's Included

  • Entry or admission fee (Free Fall)
  • All safety gear including specialised harness and helmet

Good To Know

  • The minimum age of participants is 9
  • Please take solid shoes for the walk up to the drop zone
  • Please bring warm and waterproof clothes, dress accordingly to the weather
  • You can always move the date of your booking as long as there is availability; please get in touch at [email protected]
  • Everybody riding with us needs to sign a waiver

Why Your Friend in Reykjavik Recommends This Tour

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