Iceland from above - Skydiving into the Reykjavík Airport
A few Icelandic skydivers jumped from a helicopter above Reykjavík during the Reykjavik Air Show last week. Skydiving in Iceland is on quite an upswing right now. The local skydiving club’s airplane was damaged beyond repair in a storm several years ago, leaving the club penniless and planeless. Since then, there have been almost no jumps in the country, until recently. In the past couple of years a new skydiving company has been relaunching the sport. This opens the chance for you to experience Iceland in free fall. If you are a certified jumper, you can rent a rig and jump. If you are new to the sport, you can do a simple tandem jump.
Oh how I wish I was in Iceland right now, I’d have jumped from this helicopter with my friends yesterday.
This is Flugbjörgunarsveitin í Reykjavík (E. Reykjavík Air Ground Search and Rescue) on a training mission, skydiving from The Icelandic Coast Guard's Super Puma helicopter. You can see them take off from Reykjavík Airport, fly over part of the city and the jumpers exit just above Sandskeið, a small grass airfield just outside Reykjavík.