Helicopter to Pulpit Rock

1.5 hours | Haugesund | H A U - 8 0 5
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Max. weight: 260 lbs. (See special notes)
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Points of Interest

  • Pulpit Rock
Moderate activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

If you live for thrill-a-minute excitement then this 90-minute high-flying excursion is for you. Your approximately one-hour flight begins with a short walk from the pier to the helicopter. After you arrive you'll meet your experienced pilot who will take you step-by-step through the safety instructions. Next, you'll climb into the helicopter and once aboard you'll buckle up into your comfortable seat. And with your camera at hand, you'll soar over the wilds of this gorgeous region for one-hour.

Once you're up, up and away you'll have a perfect bird's eye view as your pilot shares his knowledge of this eye-popping landscape.

As you gaze out the window, you'll have dazzling views of Haugesund as your pilot flies out of town and sets his course for Preikestolen, also known as Pulpit Rock.

From this unique vantage point you can see the 3,000-foot-tall cliffs that surround Lysefjorden, a crystalline fjord that was formed during Norway's last Ice Age over 10,000 years ago. The tallest mountain in Lysefjorden is Kjerag. Rising majestically at 3,640 feet, it's famous for the Kjerag Boulder, a giant rock wedged in between two rock walls over a 3,228-foot crevasse (and a popular spot for BASE jumping!).

On a clear day you may be able to see all the way to the island of Utsira, which sits 12 miles off the mainland coast and one of the smallest municipalities in Norway.

The jaw-dropping views continue as you fly over lush green valleys dotted with lakes and nearer and nearer to Preikestolen. How and why it became known as the Pulpit Rock has been lost in time, but the 269-square foot flat top protrudes from a cliff 1,982 feet over the ocean like a church's lectern. From your comfortable helicopter seat you can marvel at Preikestolen's details that can only be seen from above.

Depending on your route you may fly over the island of Røvær, a charming fishing village that has its roots in Viking lore. Further south, you'll see Karmøy island, one of the largest islands in the archipelago off southwestern Norway. Once home to medieval Viking kings, the island boasts idyllic 19th century houses and the open-air Mæland Museum, which offers a look at the lives of farmers during that era.

At the conclusion of your invigorating, thrill-a-minute ride you'll return to the helipad walk back to your ship. For an adventure that's a little closer to earth or for tours that offer more in-depth exploration with actual visits to one or more sites, be sure to see the other options in this port.

Special Notes:

Passengers need to be able to walk 3 floors to reach the plateau where the helicopter depart from.

Details

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart the ship and walk to the helicopter to prepare

Transport type:
Walking
Travel time:
00:15

Board the helicopter for your flight

Transport type:
Helicopter
Transport Capacity:
4
Time at site:
01:00
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Depart the helicopter and return to the ship

Transport type:
Walking
Travel time:
00:15