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LYSEFJORD SAFARI - PREIKESTOLEN VIEW
The most engaging, but still safe, action-packed experience at sea! Get your energy levels up during an exciting ride on the waves along the stunning fjords, enjoying the magic sceneries.
On this trip, we rock the accelerator and speed up into one of Norway’s most impressive fjords. The Lysefjord or the "Fjord of the lights" with the famous Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) is Stavanger’s pride and charm.
Difficulty: Moderate. Soft action adventure
Duration: 1 hour 45 min
When? Every day during the season. Meet up 15 minutes prior to the trip
Where? Meet up and end location: Central Port of Stavanger (Vågen), close to the Fishmarket (Fisketorget)
What's Included? RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat) trip with experienced and well trained crew, guiding and safetygear.
What To Bring? All gear is included. You can bring a small bag/purse if needed. Camera is recommended!
Minimum age: Children younger than 14 only in companion with an adult. Absolute minimum age is 4 years.
Languages: English, Norwegian
Get inspired by the beautiful landscapes as you stop to catch your breath and fully take in the scenery. It is here you truly get in touch with the enchanting surroundings and all that is real. If you’re lucky, you might even spot a majestic eagle gliding through the air or a seal, eager to catch some sun along the fjord’s mountain ledges.
Your captain takes you as close as can be to the vertical mountain drops to feel, smell and taste the pure water freshness of the Hengjane waterfall, or according to Norse mythology, the «water of wisdom».
This RIB boat experience will most certainly get the adrenaline rushing through your veins!
At the peer in Vågen, close to the Fishmarket, you will meet our crew and they will dress you up in comfortable suits and lifejackets for your safety and comfort. After a safety brief, you will enter the boat and find a soft, comfy seat to sit on. We have waterproof bags for your luggage and personal belongings. You can hold your camera ready during the ride, or put your mobile phone in one of the pockets in the suit. The trip starts slowly along the beautiful harbor of Stavanger and when we pass under the brigde, the RIB boat will speed up, and we will cruise at 30-35 knots (60 km/h) towards the amazing fjords. You will be able to enjoy the mountains and waterfalls surrounding the Lysefjord from the seaside, and if we are lucky we will get a glimpse of wild animals like seals, porpoises and sea eagles. The highlights of the journey is the narrow gap into the Vagabond Cave and view Preikestolen (The Pulpit Rock) from sea level. After a breathtaking ride close to the steep, tall rocks, we head back to Stavanger, where our adventure ends in the very centre of Stavanger, where the trip started.
Q: What to wear on a speed boat ride?
A: All guests will have a personal suit and a life jacket (PFD). The suit is warm, and also wind and water resistant. In heavy weather, we recommend you to bring a hat and a pair of gloves. We will supply goggles in case of bad weather. We recommend hiking shoes, sneakers, sandals, trainers or barefoot. Anything will work but high heels!
Q: Where to meet?
A: The tour starts and ends in the inner central harbour of Stavanger, close to the Fishmarket.
Q: What is the age limit?
A: Persons older than 14 years can join the trip without any adults. Kids under the age of 14 need to be accompanied by an adult. Absolute minimum age is 6 years.
Q: Is it dangerous? Is it extreme? Is it very fast?
A: Since we started in 2006, nobody has fallen over board. Our skippers are very skilled and experienced. We will always do our best to give our guests a comfortable and safe experience. The trip is not a fast-going-extreme ride, but a soft adventure. We have a cruising speed of 30-35 knots (65 km/h). The trip will always be carefully adjusted according to the weather conditions, and the needs and comfort of the passengers.
Q: Can we take photos? Can we bring a bag?
A: Yes, bring your camera or cell phone. There are pockets in the suit for small items. Just remember to empty your pockets after the ride. We have room for a small bag/backpack for each passenger onboard.
Q: What if someone is pregnant or have back pain or other medical issues?
A: The skipper will advise you if you have medical issues. The seats are very soft and the back section of the boat is more calm and comfortable than the bow section. The trip will mostly be conducted in calm waters. Be aware of your own limits!