Iceland Breathtaking Adventure

Everyday flight a different landscape, every day a new adventure. Get your hands freezing over the glaciers and volcanoes, chase down the canyons, foot drag the black beaches, fly next to rocky cliffs and plenty waterfalls everywhere. The green on Iceland is a pure definition of green color, I swear there is nothing more green in the world and yet the landscape will instantly change to volcanic badlands with colorful rock formations and twisty rivers.

Imagine discovering new places, landscapes never seen before.

Dates

 

  • Iceland epic adventure 27/July – 5/August/2018 – guided by Miroslav Svec, SCOUT designer
  • Iceland epic adventure 6 – 15/August/2018 – guided by Matej Roder, SCOUT marketing manager

Boarding on day one and if everything goes well, we may have our first flight next day early morning right next to a massive waterfall.

PPG road trip

 

We will drive a minibus with a fully-assembled ready-to-fly paramotors in the trailer during the day to various spots. Fly in the evening, camp overnight and fly from the same spot in the morning. Transfer to the next spot during midday again.

Usually we improvise a lot. Knowing the best locations, we select the next based on weather forecast. Sometimes its raining here but flyable 100km away. This way we get the most of flying possible.

Staying overnight

We will mostly do camping on airfields or official camping places. Sometimes we do wildlife camping if legal. Camping right at the take-off place and saves a lot of time early morning and late evening.

You will have to bring your tent, mattress and sleeping bag. We will have room for it in the trailer.

Gas stove, a pot, frying pan, barbecue and basic kitchenware will be provided. Yet do no expect a four seasons comfort. We are here to look for adventure and having a shower every single day is not part of it:-)

Food

Every day we will stop somewhere to get fuel for paramotors, shopping in a supermarket and sure there will be a restaurant for lunch. Camping food for breakfast and dinner mostly. We can do shop and cook food together and the split the costs or you buy food on your own just use our supplies to prepare your own.
I will bring barbecue, stoves, coffee maker, kitchenware … 

 What if the weather is not flyable?

There might be rainy or windy days. We will improvise. We will do sightseeing, hiking or just share paramotor stories and liquor at a campfire.

How to get your paramotor there?

Yes, that is the tricky part when traveling for PPG adventures. Taking your paramotor onto plane is always a risky business and you may end up being grounded.

I will drive the minibus and trailer 2 days to Denmark, then get bored to death for 2 days on the ferry and then drive another day cross Iceland to meet you in Reykjavik. Exhausting, boring, time-consuming, terrible… And same way back home, ouch:-( … I will do so you don’t have to.

Here are your options:

  • rent one of our SCOUT paramotors. This is a great opportunity to properly and throughly test the SCOUT. After first flight you will fall in love with it for sure. After flying 15-30 hours on it during the adventure trip you will not want any other machine any more. Should you decide to order a new scout afterwards, you will have half of the rental costs off your purchasing price.
  • place an order for a brand new SCOUT and have it delivered to Iceland. Fly the best adventure of your life on your new dream machine! After the trip, we will take it Slovakia, clean it, pack it and ship to your home.
  • ship your paramotor to SCOUT headquarters and we take to Iceland for you.  We may arrange the pick up at lower cost, we have good deals with FedEx and other shipping companies as we ship a lot.  You are responsible for packing it properly. We will load your paramotor into the trailer and drive it to the to Iceland. You enjoy a comfortable flight to the destination with light luggage only. After the trip, we will take it to Slovakia, pack and ship to your home again. You pay the parcel service only. Transport in the trailer from SCOUT HQ to destination and back is free of charge.

Service provided

  • pickup in Reykjavik
  • transport of your gear from SCOUT HQ, Slovakia to Reykjavik if applicable
  • transport in 8 seater minibus (Mercedes Viano) during the trip
  • special paramotor trailer for 8 assembled paramotors + camping gear
  • charging of your cameras and phone, BBQ, stove and kitchenware for you to use
  • local knowledge
  • guidance 24/7
  • pre-flight and post-flight briefings
  • radio coms for the whole group to stay safe and have the most fun
  • friendly smile
  • cool photos and videos, best memories…

Service does not include:

 

  • fuel and oil for paramotors. Fuel will be charged on place based on how much we burn. Assume around 200 eur for the trip but trust me, this is the best spent money!
  • camping fees. Official camping sites are usually 10-12 eur per night and person. Some spots are legal for free camping.
  • food: Last time we did get along with camping food very well. Stove, pan, pot and barbecue will be available. Expect 20-25 eur per day for camping food. Restaurants are very expensive no matter what prices you are used to.
  • your plane ticket to and from Iceland

Costs of the trip

I got addicted to adventure flying and right after coming home I knew I have to return again. These trips are no business to me. My primary goal is to have personal fun and if you guys cover my costs, I am happy with that.

Iceland is incredibly expensive yet its absolutely worth it. The main costs are just getting there and despite the incredibly high ferry prices and a horrible 5-day travel to Iceland I have chosen to drive a van and trailer.

Iceland trip with paramotor rental

We will hook you up with one of our SCOUT machines for whole trip. Maybe you want to try a SCOUT or you dont want to scuff your own paramotor. Only you have to worry about is the huge amount of likes you are going to have after the adventure with us! See above about services provided.

Adventure trip+rental:

2490 euro

Ordered with a brand new SCOUT

Treat yourself with a brand new SCOUT and have it delivered for your AMAZING ICELAND adventure, this is the right time! We will make you a brand new, fresh and crispy SCOUT and it will be delivered for you on your adventure. Free transport to and from Iceland, delivered to your home afterwards.

Adventure trip with new SCOUT:

1390 euro

Fly your own paramotor

Ship your paramotor to us before and we will transport to and from Iceland for free. We can help to arrange shipping at probably lower costs as we have good discounts with parcel services.

Adventure trip:

1790 euro

Booking policy.

Not a SCOUT pilot? No problem! The trips are not exclusive for SCOUT pilots.

Yet the seats are limited and we kind of feel that they will be booked quickly. SCOUT pilots will be given priority boarding as a reward for their trust and passion. Thank you guys.

Priority boarding until 15/May/2018. Reservations open for:

  • pilots that will fly their own SCOUT paramotor
  • pilots who place an order for a new scout having it delivered to Iceland
  • pilots who want to rent a SCOUT

Starting of 16/05/2018, reservations are open to everyone.

About us

Miroslav Svec

 

Miroslav is the designer and the main brain behind the SCOUT. Miroslav has a lot of experience with adventure flying. In 2013 he strapped a sleeping bag to his paramotor and has flown +1000km around Slovakia.

https://www.sme.sk/c/6928849/letecke-zabery-z-cesty-okolo-slovenska.html

In 2016 he won the Icarus Trophy Adventure Division flying more than 1900 km unsupported across the US.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7GleYpbIi4&t=4s

In 2017 Miroslav nad Matej organised a spectacular trip to Iceland with 10 pilots on board.

Miroslav speaks fluent German, English, Hungarian, Czech, of course Slovak and can ask for a beer in Spanish.

Matej Roder

 

Matej works as marketing and sales manager at SCOUT. He is the guy behind all our videos so keep smiling as you never know when you get into the frame. Matej is an experienced acro pilot and a cross country pilot, too. Matej did a few paramotor bivouac trips, guided several PPG adventures for pilots from Austria, Germany and Israel. Matej also organised the Iceland Paramotor Adventure 2017 and he was the guy to pick the best locations.

Matej speaks English, Spanish, ein bischen Deutsch, Czech, of course Slovak and can ask for a beer in any language.