Preikestolen Norway

Preikestolen Pulpit Rock Norway

Preikestolen (the Pulpit Rock) is one of the most visited attractions in Norway, It is one of its most photographed sites.

View at Lysefjord and Preikestolen cliff in Norway. 600 meters above the sea level. http://suitcasesandsunsets.com/preikestolen.html

View at Lysefjord and Preikestolen cliff in Norway. 600 meters above the sea level.

To visit this popular rock formation 604 metres above the Lysefjord is a fantastic nature experience. While looking down can be a bit daunting, you won’t regret the magical view directly up Lysefjord. It’s quite simply a remarkable place, a vantage point unrivaled anywhere in the world.

Preachers Pulpit Rock in Fjord Lysefjord - Norway - nature and travel background— Photo by Violin

Preachers Pulpit Rock in Fjord Lysefjord – Norway – nature and travel background

Legend of Preikestolen

Preikestolen is a mountain formed like a huge pulpit towering over the Lysefjord in Rogaland, Fjord Norway.

There is a crack between the plateau of Pulpit Rock and the mountain, and it is said that on the day seven sisters marry seven brothers from the Lysefjord area, the plateau will tear itself away from the mountain and fall into the Fjord. It will create a huge wave that will destroy all life in the surrounding area.

Pulpit rock, Forsand, Ryfylke, Norway http://suitcasesandsunsets.com/preikestolen.html

The Pulpit Rock, Forsand, Ryfylke, Norway

Growth in Popularity

The tourism at the site has been increasing. Around 2012, the plateau was each year visited by between 150,000 and 200,000 people who took the 3.8 km (2.4 mi.) hike to Preikestolen, making it one of the most visited natural tourist attractions in Norway.

Preikestolen, Norway http://suitcasesandsunsets.com/preikestolen.html

Pulpit Cliff, Norway

In fact, there were so many tourists during the summer season of 2012 that a project to improve the path up to the cliff is currently under way.

Preikestolen - famous cliff in Norway. http://suitcasesandsunsets.com/preikestolen.html

Famous cliff in Norway.

On the Edge

The sight of people perched without fear on the edge of this extraordinary granite rock formation is one of Norway’s emblematic images.

Cliff Preikestolen in Fjord Lysefjord - Norway - nature and travel background

Cliff Preikestolen in Fjord Lysefjord – Norway

(Also check out: The Three Sisters)