Lonely Planet Writer

Tromso paraglider dances under Northern Lights

Horacio Llorens, a paraglider for Red Bull, has become the first person to paraglide under the Northern Lights.

Northern Lights over Trømso.
Northern Lights over Trømso. Image by Gunnar Hildonen / CC BY-SA 2.0

Stunning video footage shows Llorens ‘dancing’ under the lights near Trømso, Norway. The team had to be granted special permission from the government before attempting the feat, and the daredevil paraglider wore battery-powered gloves to keep his hands warm in temperatures of -15ºC, plus a wetsuit under his flight suit to buy him extra time in case he fell into the icy Norwegian waters.

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