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Norway's Oil Rig Tourism: A Full Multi-Oil Rig Cruise!

Travelers Today       By    JC Santos

Updated: Feb 16, 2017 04:55 AM EST

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Have you ever wished there was a way to visit oil rigs? A Norway cruise company plans to take travelers on a tour to Norway's different oil rigs -- instead of cities. No nightlife here except great knowledge and experience one can bring home while atop a usually restricted facility that is least known by many.

According to Business Insider Norway, Edda Accommodation initially concentrated on bringing workers into oil rigs and other industries in Norway. The news website said Edda Accommodations has completed a dry run of its oil rig cruise trip of 120 passengers -- with many responding positively to the four-day experience.

To travel to an oil rig can be considered a once-in-a-lifetime experience given one needs to shell out about $700 to $3,500 for a single trip. Oil rigs are dangerously high-risk locations for obvious reasons -- should an emergency break out, it could mean life or death -- even for tourists not allowed on the platform.

The Telegraph coined the oil rig tourism or safari as the world's first "rig-spotting" cruise. The news website reports all passengers traveled inside the Edda Fides, a "high-tech offshore vessel."As oil is one of Norway's primary exports, the oil industry oil production equipment and routines in its oil platforms are state-of-the-art. A bit of Googling helps one imagine the methods but seeing everything in action including the equipment, even from afar.

To acknowledge the arrival of tourists observing their activity from the Edda Fides, water cannons and flares lit up the sky. According to The Telegraph -- citing on-board Hotel Manager Bjon Erik Julseth -- a rescue helicopter "dangled a worker" above the cruise ship to say "hello."

The oil rig trip sounds truly amazing and Norway's oil rig tourism is the first of its kind. Edda Accommodation's creativity in the midst of an oil production slump could indeed pay off for tourists looking for something truly unique in 2017.

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