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Nordics’ longest zipline opens

Riders hit a top speed of 100 kilometres per hour, covering 1381 metres in little more than a minute.

A terrifying new tourist attraction has just opened. The Nordic region’s longest zipline is now taking visitors for a ride at the most inland tip of Norway’s longest fjord, The Local reports.

Set amid spectacular scenery, the exhilarating descent down the Flåm Zipline covers 1381 metres in little more than one minute. Riders hit a top speed of 100 kilometres per hour.

The ride starts at Vatnahalsen, the second rail station on the famously scenic Bergen and Flåm line, and ends in Kårdalen in the upper part of the Flåm valley.

Goat farmer
It was thought up by a local goat farmer, Pål Mikkel Dalsbotten, who has invested about NOK 1 million (€105,000) in the project. He also runs a café that mainly serves tourists.

He told the broadcaster NRK: “It will be fun to see the response. We need to be a bit patient, because not so many people know about it yet. But in the long run, we believe it will be good. We think a lot of people will want to try it.”

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