Preikestolen or Prekestolen (English: Preacher’s Pulpit or Pulpit Rock) is a famous tourist attraction in the municipality of Forsand in Rogaland county, Norway. Preikestolen is a steep cliff which rises 604 metres (1,982 ft) above the Lysefjorden. Atop the cliff, there is an almost flat top of approximately 25 by 25 metres (82 ft × 82 ft). It sits on the north side of the fjord, opposite the Kjerag plateau, located on the south side.
Tourism at the site has been increasing in recent years, with between 150,000 and 200,000 visitors in 2012, making it one of the most visited natural tourist attractions in Norway. BASE jumpers often leap from the cliff. Due to its increased popularity, there is currently a project under way to improve the path to the site, which is only accessible via a 3.8-kilometre (2.4 mi) long hike.
Panoramic views of the Pulpit Rock, Preikestolen
Little higher up on the rocky mountain
Pulpit Rock – Bed of clouds
Pulpit Rock – Street View
Move all over the Pulpit Rock without ever setting foot on it. Just click in the direction of the arrows and explore the rock and the view from the rock.
Hike up to the Pulpit Rock
If you are feeling adventurous and would like to climb all the way up to the Pulpit Rock, go ahead and take a hike up the mountain. Start from the very bottom and move up the mountain at your own pace – enjoying the view around as you go.