Blog about Paragliding in Iceland

Give a Day to Lakpa Thundu.

Earlier this winter, on 28th November, the climbing Sherpa Lakpa Thundu Sherpa died on Ama Dablam struck by ice blocks released by a 5.4 magnitude earthquake. He was part of a 13 person team of UK climbers.
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Is Katla volcano going to erupt in 2017

Reynir Ragnarson is an 83 year old and has been watching Katla closely for more than 60 years. "I do regular surveillance flights with my airplane and Katla has been like a magnet to me."
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The Guest Book

Here at True Adventure we meet new people every day, people from all over the world, from seasoned travellers to casual tourists, from engineers to artists and school kids. It's a wonderful mix and the best part about it is that they are all thirsty for adventure and experiencing something new. We have the videos and the pictures to capture this emotion, but we also decided this summer to go the old fashioned way and have our own 'guest book' - the pen and paper version. Here are some of the first few notes that our customers left for us.
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Fly like a girl

We fly with many people all the time and for most of them it's their first time paragliding. It's fascinating and highly rewarding to share this moments with them. Sometimes unexpected "discoveries" happen as you observe how different people react to being airborne in a harness under a glider wing. So here's just one of this personal observations, without claiming to have any scientific or empirical backing. Only a few scattered thoughts which took shape in the recent months.
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Unusual Adventures #adventurechat

Adventure is all around us, but when we travel, we somehow become more open to it. Here's all about what makes an adventure 'unusual' as everyone has their own definition of it. One person's everyday routine, like driving on the left, can become another's trip away from the comfort zone and make for a great adventure.
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The Top 6 Luxuries in Travel

The way people view travel has changed so much over the last few years and with it the definition of what 'luxury' travel is. It is extremely subjective and it means different things to each one of us, not necessarily revolving around extravagant accommodation, far-off destinations or gourmet meals. Experiences, adventure and total immersion into another culture are top of mind for more travellers nowadays, alongside having flexibility and freedom to explore without being constrained by itineraries. Here we explore different views, what is yours?
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From 9 to 90 and everything in between

Adventure is not defined by age - anyone can experience the extraordinary and go after their dreams as long as they want to do it. Every day we meet people from all ages, walks of life and each one of them with a different story to tell. For most of them, it's their first time flying and we are so lucky to be part of it and to experience the excitement, anticipation, thrill and sense of wonder every time we go up in the sky. Here's the story of one of the most inspiring humans that we had the privilege to meet - Iða Jóns­dótt­ir
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Birds watching YOU

Flying for me is a passion and it allows me to be in the moment - still, calm and effortless. Just like a bird. For the countless hours I've spent in the sky, I've been watching the birds soar all around me and they never stop to draw my attention, fascinate and amaze me. What do they make out of me and the other flying humans near Vik i Myrdal?
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Skógafoss

Skógafoss is one of the biggest and most spectacular waterfalls in Iceland. It's located in the south of the country on the Skógá River.
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The Flying Chair project

Gísli is one of the founders of True Adventure - an Icelandic company offering tandem paragliding flights in Iceland. He is passionate about flying and sharing the thrill of it with others. Gísli is also an active campaigner for accessibility for people with disabilities in Iceland. As part of this he wanted to 'take accessibility to the skies' so anyone with mobile impairment can experience the true sense of freedom and calm that comes with free flight. It has been almost a year of planning, organising and bringing it to reality. Here's the story:
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