Looking down on Pulpit Rock

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    Pulpit Rock or Preikestolen (Prekestolen) in Norwegian is one of the area’s big tourist attractions

    It’s a natural rock formation with a 25 meter squared plateau and a sheer drop of over 60o meters into the fjord (Lysefjord) below.

    Thousands of tourists visit the Rock every year. – although it is a two hour walk from the nearest road. The day we visited it was 26 degrees (Centigrade!! – so very warm!!) and I think many tourists turned back. But as you can see a LOT made it up there. Didn’t spoil the view though!!

    The original name of the rock formation is "Hyvlatonnå" - which means the tooth of a woodplane. Todays name could have its origin in the shape or possibly be due to that it might have been a place of sacrifice!!

    You can see how high 600m is by the size of the tourist ship and its wake below.

    See the rest of my Norway shots here


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    1. *CA* 103 months ago | reply

      This is quite amazing and a bit scary. I'd be pretty far back from that edge.

    2. Auntie K 103 months ago | reply

      Fantastic view! Wonderful photo! The people look like ants! So glad you captured the motor boat - really shows the size of this rock!

    3. polaris37 103 months ago | reply

      my legs have turned to jelly

    4. Maggiet96 103 months ago | reply

      Amazing place! Great perspective! : )

    5. Davidoss 103 months ago | reply

      Great vantage point for the shot. What breathtaking scenery in tthe background.

    6. Rob E 103 months ago | reply

      Agree this is a bit scary - the thought of taking a seven year old onto it gives me cold sweats though I suspect he'd be pretty docile.
      Don't like the look of that big crack either.

    7. Viacreativa 103 months ago | reply

      OMG - do people jump off there??

    8. LyndaC 103 months ago | reply

      Just a little scary, get the heart going.

    9. nathalie booth 103 months ago | reply

      This is impressive, really. I think I have seen that rock in a book before do people rock-climb on it?

    10. Mazda6 (Tor) 102 months ago | reply

      Great picture!

      I came here two years ago, but like you I did not have the courage to stand on the edge. So I got down on all fours and crept to the edge and looking down lying down.......terrifyingly far down to the fjord

    11. Mani Yang 101 months ago | reply

      it's just amazing

    12. Kol Tregaskes 96 months ago | reply

      Very cool!

      You are invited to post this picture in the Wonders of the World group

    13. Lvx Lvcis 92 months ago | reply

      "OMG - do people jump off there??"

      yep, every now and then; with and without parachutes :b

    14. david.bardes 81 months ago | reply

      That would never fly in the US. There would be a 3 meter fence 8 feet back from the edge to keep family members from sueing when someone jumped or fell.

    15. practition^r 80 months ago | reply

      Wow. I have one country added to the list of places to visit. This is an extraordinarily gorgeous view of nature; aside of my fascination with heights, acrophobia, and vertigo.

      Lovely set of pictures!

    16. deanna_ 76 months ago | reply

      Incredible!! I really hope to someday go to Norway...

    17. autofocus2 73 months ago | reply

      Gut-wrenchingly Beautiful!, now on my list of places to see!!

    18. autran fernandes 67 months ago | reply

      que lugar incrível!!!!!!!!!

    19. Dawn Woodhouse 49 months ago | reply

      it says the climb up was very steep. have you any pictures of what you actually had to climb over?

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