Sandnes (Stavanger), Norway
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Approximately 1¼ Hours
Meals not included
Stavanger, center of the oil industry, is the fourth-largest town in Norway. Situated at the entrance to the Gandsfjord, it is somewhat protected from the North Sea. Stavanger is a charming mix of new and old. Close to the harbor, you'll see the wooden, white-painted houses with tiny gardens. These once belonged to sailors and craftsmen.
Your helicopter adventure begins with a drive from the pier to the helipad. After takeoff, you'll head eastward towards Lysefjord, which incises an impressive 30 miles into a mountainous massif. It is considered the wildest, least-accessible fjord in the region, surrounded by cliffs rising steeply from the water and worn down by eons of ice erosion. In a few places along the fjord, there is enough space for small, isolated farms to cling to the cliff-sides.
A real thrill is the chance to pass over the well-known Pulpit Rock -- a massive formation with a flat top whose elevation is a stunning 2,000 feet above sea level. Needless to say, the rock offers sensational views of the mountainous world surrounding it -- the very same view that you will enjoy from your seat in the helicopter.
Turning west, you'll cross the mountain landscape dotted with lakes before heading back to the helipad.
The flight is operated with a five-seater helicopter. The pilot does not narrate the tour; it is a scenic ride only. (S)he reserves the right to cancel the flight at short notice due to weather conditions; however, the weather typically is pleasant and the flight dispatch rate is accordingly high. Maximum weight limit per person 110kg