VIDEO: Nordics' longest zipline opens in Norway
The terrifying descent down the FlÃ¥m Zipline takes just one minute to cover 1381m, with thrill-seekers hitting a top speed of 100km/h en route.
The ride starts at Vatnahalsen, the second station on the Bergen and FlÃ¥m Railway line, and ends up in KÃ¥rdalen at the upper part of the FlÃ¥m valley.
The ride is the brainchild of local goat farmer PÃ¥l Mikkel Dalsbotten, who has invested about one million Norwegian kroner ($100,000) in the project.
"It will be fun to see the response, But we need to be a but patient, because not so many people know about it yet," Dalsbotten told NRK. "But in the long run, we believe it will be good. We think a lot of people will want to try it."
FlÃ¥m sits at the end of Aurlandsfjord, a branch of Sognefjord, Norways longest and deepest fjord, and is already a big draw for tourists.
The zipline is is not Dalsbotten's first tourism ve nture. As well as looking after his 90 goats, he already runs a cafÃ© serving tourists.
Here are some of the first customers braving the descent earlier this week:
If Dalsbotten's customers aren't too terrified to look around, they'll be able to take in some spectacular scenery.
Source: Google News Norway | Netizen 24 Norway