Pulpit Rock Pulpit Rock

Pulpit Rock

The Pulpit Rock or Preikestolen is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Ryfylke district, Norway. This flat mountain plateau lies over the Lysefjord, opposite the Kjerag plateau. It is about 604 meters in high and the top of the cliff is approximately 25 by 25 meters.
The massive cliff was formed 10,000 years ago during the ice age, when the cliff was reached by the glacier. The water from the melting ice froze into the mountain cracks and led to the breaking of large, angular blocks, which were later carried away with the glacier. That is why the plateau has an angular shape. Along the plateau there is a deep crack, it seems to have been cut out with a knife. The crack is so deep that makes you think that the plateau will at some point fall down, but the geologists have confirmed the safety of the plateau; in the forseeable future this event will not happen so have revealed all the geological investigations.
The Pulpit Rock offers magnificent views of the green valleys of the Ryfylke region. The glimpses of Lysefjord are really nice. The scenery is completed by steep mountains which reach heights of up to 843 meters, hilltops and plains interspersed with lakes. You will remember for the rest of your life the feelings you will get when you will lay down on the edge of the plateau and you will look straight down into the abyss below.
Besides walking, there are other exiting things to do: fishing, swiming, visiting wartime hiding places, studying the fjord and fauna, scrambling among huge bolders.
The best season to visit the clliff is April - October. Is not indicated to hike the trail in winter and spring when there is snow and ice, and the track may be slippery.
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