Preikestolen (the Pulpit Rock) is one of the most visited attractions in Norway, and one of the most photographed sites. To visit this popular rock formation 604 meters above the Lysefjord is a fantastic nature experience. in 2011 Preikestolen was listed as one of the world’s most spectacular views and natural attractions by Lonely Planet and CNN GO travel magazine.Hiking to Preikestolen (“The Pulpit Rock”)
The hike to the plateau will take about two hours. Your starting point will be the area around the mountain lodge Preikestolen Fjellstue, which offers accommodation and meals to the weary traveller. This area also has public toilets, ample parking, a kiosk, and other facilities available.In recent years a team of skilled stonemasons and sherpas from Nepal have done an impressive job of improving the path to Preikestolen. Steps have been built in the roughest areas, and a rocky trail has been made to keep the impact on the environment localized and to a minimum. As a result, the hike can be undertaken by most people with no significant disabilities.From Preikestolen Fjellstue the hike is 3,8 kilometres each way, with a difference in altitude of 330 metres.Wear good shoes or hiking boots, as the trail may be wet and muddy in places.Hiking to Preikestolen is free of charge. In fact, in the Norwegian countryside you can pretty much go where you please – but please be careful and considerate.
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