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Journeys for a Lifetime: Pulpit Rock

Journeys for a Lifetime: Pulpit Rock

November 29, 2011

Norway is the home of one of the most visited nature’s wonders of the world: the Preikestolen (also known as the Pulpit Rock or Preacher’s Pulpit). This stupefying 604 m high cliff is visited every year by around 150.000 – 200.000 visitors.

The top of the cliff is approximately 25 by 25 meters and is hosting all tourists seeking to enjoy an amazing view over the Lysefjord plateau.

pulpitrock1The Pulpit Rock is located just 25 km from Norway’s forth largest city, Stavanger. The access to Pulpit Rock is facilitated from the city by either the car or ferry. Within one hour reach from Stavanger, the trip does not end here, as another 90 minute hike over a trail needs to be transited. The trail goes through a variety of mountain landscapes, pleasing the visitor’s eye.

The Pulpit Rock was most likely formed with the melting frost 10,000 years ago. The 604 m peak is not recommended to vertigo sufferers, as the dizziness feeling is accentuated by the lack of safety railings. Overall, the Pulpit Rock is a natural wonder of the world whose recognition rose in recent years.

When to visit: it is recommended to visit this area between April and October each year, as for the rest of the months the path might be covered with snow and ice.

Hotels: you can find on BookingFair a good list of hotels in Stavanger with many 3-4 stars accommodation offers

Flights: check for flights to Stavanger from any departure airport in the world