Base jumping in Norway – when regular base jumping isn’t dangerous enough
If you want to go jump off a cliff, try BASE jumping in Norway – specifically at Kjerag, where people will happily throw you off.
Norway is a lovely place. The fields! The fjords! The terrifying cliffs that people have taken to jumping off of for fun!
Kjerag Mountain, located in western Norway, measures 3,640 feet tall. It’s a beautiful spot, located above the Lysefjorden fjord, just southwest of the village of Lysebotn, not far from the Kjeragbolten stone and the Kjeragfossen waterfall. None of that really has anything to do with the video below, but those names are awesome and deserve as much recognition as possible.
The area has become a hotspot for BASE jumpers, who continue to look for more extreme places to film themselves jumping off of. Fun fact: BASE is actually an acronym that stands for Building, Antenna, Span, and Earth. In this case, the Earth portion is front and center as jumpers say goodbye to safety and hello to giving their parents heart attacks when they inevitably come across the videos of their kids jumping off cliffs because their friends did it. Kind of screws up that whole saying about “would you jump off a bridge if your friends did?”
Anyway, the clip below features a few of the best jumps off of Kjerag. It originally comes from the Facebook page Spectacular Norway, and shows people jumping as spouts of fire send them off, people use a massive swing so their friends can essentially help throw them out as far as possible, and a few wear GoPro cameras to catch the excitement.
Fair warning, it’s not a great video if you have a thing about heights. Check it out below, and if you ever want to head to Norway and jump off a cliff, now you know where to go.