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Fantastic 4 hrs cruise with Private Exclusive Fjord Cruise in Lysefjorden (www:private cruise.no)

After a business meeting with Asian shipowners we went with Private Exclusive Fjord Cruise for a... read more

Reviewed September 23, 2019
Ottarki
Best Excursion of our Northern European Cruise (Late August 2019)

This tour of the fjords was absolutely breathtaking. The boat was beautiful and very comfortable... read more

Reviewed September 16, 2019
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Reviewed June 22, 2019

This is a private tour with experienced Capt. Helge Ljones aboard his beautiful and comfortable yacht - that he describes accurately. We opted for the additional helicopter component, as well as the seafood lunch. Words cannot describe the overall experience - to say it was wonderful doesn't do it justice. It was simply spectacular - from start to finish. Capt. Helge is meticulous in his attention to detail and providing you with the utmost in comfort and luxury. We wanted for nothing during our day-long trip.

We were cruising on the Viking Jupiter with a stop in Stavanger. The boat dock was a short (5 minute) walk away. We cruised through the city harbour and out into the fjords. The scenery is breath-taking and we stopped at several points of interest - waterfalls, caves, stone hearts, pulpit rock. Around every bend was another beautiful piece of nature. We were fortunate weather-wise to be able to sit on the front of the boat (with blankets and comfortable seats) to explore this scenery. We stopped at a small farmhouse property tucked in a quiet bay for our helicopter ride and subsequent lunch.

The helicopter ride, which afforded the aerial views of what we had seen on the water, was as unparalleled to the yacht. The pilot was excellent, the helicopter (which could seat 6 passengers) was state-of-the-art. Safety was never an issue. We saw the top of the fjord lakes, valleys, and viking--show village, and pulpit rock. Again, the scenery was amazing. Do not miss the opportunity to take the helicopter ride.

We returned to the yacht for our seafood luncheon - clams, blue mussels, king crab legs, and shrimps. Champagne, strawberries, and chocolate. We were three in number, but could have fed six people easily. Nothing was skimped on. The quality was excellent!

As experienced boaters, the overall cost was comparable to other private charters. For others, it may seem a bit costly, but trust me, it is worth every penny. It was a once-in-lifetime journey that will leave you with unforgettable memories that are not easily attained.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed December 3, 2018

Helge was professional, educative, informative and made sure that we did not miss anything tin the unbelievable beauty of Lysefjord. Highly recommended trip for people who enjoy extraordinary nature.

Best Regards
Ómar

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 2, 2018

Four of us joined Captain Helge Ljones for a magnificent cruise up the Lysefjord this past summer (2018). I cannot say enough about how perfect the day was - the yacht is extremely comfortable and modern, the scenery was breathtaking, and best of all, Helge was the most amazing captain and tour guide we could have hoped for. Helge is extremely friendly, very knowledgeable about all things Norway and just a pleasure to spend the day with. I highly recommend this cruise to anyone who wants to spend a perfect day on the fjord.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

A perfect day: the weather, the boat, the food, the helicopter ride. Captain Helge was a perfect host. After enjoying a boat trip with all kinds of amenities, the perfect culmination was the Helicopter ride. Seeing from the air all that impressive landscape was the perfect end to a trip like this. The price is expensive, but I would highly recommend this to any one. Having the two perspectives of the fjords is something unimaginable.My 3 children and I enjoyed it every minute.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

This private cruise is must do if you have some time to spare. They take you around the whole fjørd by showing the important places. You can get lot of good photos.

Date of experience: August 2018
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