Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) is one of Norways most visited attractions. In 2018, over 300 000 people hiked up to the 604 meter high rock formation.
The famous plateau is located in Lysefjord, close to Stavanger. You can get there by bus and ferry – or see it from below during a Lysefjord Safari.
The hike itself is 4 kilometres long and takes about 2 hours to walk. Once you get to the top the view is absolutely stunning. It is definitely one of the most beautiful views in the world! In 2015, Preikestolen was rated number 1 in “most breath taking viewing platform” by Lonely Planet.
Preikestolen has been a popular attraction for over 100 years already! Ever since it was first discovered around 1900. It was first named Høvlatonnå (planing tooth).
The spectacular plateau on top of the mountain was created over 10 000 years ago, as a result of frost-induced leaks. Preikestolen has a several meter deep crack across the plateau which is probably also a result of frost explosions. Geologists have concluded that the Pulpit Rock is safe even though many do believe that the mountain plateau will fall down when they see this crack(!).
Visit Preikestolen before it is to late!