Preikestolen in Norway

This should surely be on your priorities list when visiting Norway, hiking to this place is a guaranteed adventure. Preikestolen is a massive cliff 604 meters (1982 feet) above Lysefjorden, opposite the Kjerag plateau, in Forsand, Ryfylke, Norway. The top of the cliff is approximately 25 by 25 meters (82 by 82 feet) square, almost flat, and is a famous tourist attraction. The road to the site ends at a parking facility at Preikestolen Fjellstue. A trail continues from the parking facility to the site, which goes through a variety of mountain landscapes.

A trip to Preikestolen from the closest car park takes about 3-4 hours for a round-trip hike, and of course a hiking trip is not recommended in winter and spring when there is snow and ice, and when the track may be slippery. Best season to hike the trail is from April to October. Sturdy shoes and rain gear are recommended for the hike. The road itself is very steep in places. An alternative to the site is available year round: a ferry trip sails beneath the Pulpit rock through the Lysefjord. The weather other than in the summer can be wet and cold, so clouds can then prevent seeing the rock. The ship stops at several small docks on the way in & out, including a layover at the end of the Lysefjord. So pack your stuff and get ready for an adventure!

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