Looking down on Pulpit Rock

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.

 

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Uploaded on September 4, 2006