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.

 

See the rest of my Norway shots here

 

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  • Christine 9y

    This is quite amazing and a bit scary. I'd be pretty far back from that edge.
  • Kathy 9y

    Fantastic view! Wonderful photo! The people look like ants! So glad you captured the motor boat - really shows the size of this rock!
  • polaris37 9y

    my legs have turned to jelly
  • Maggiet96 9y

    Amazing place! Great perspective! : )
  • David Lownds 9y

    Great vantage point for the shot. What breathtaking scenery in tthe background.
  • Rob Evans 9y

    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.
  • Viacreativa 9y

    OMG - do people jump off there??
  • © Libyan Soup 9y

    Lemmings
  • LyndaC 9y

    Just a little scary, get the heart going.
  • Nathalie Booth 9y

    This is impressive, really. I think I have seen that rock in a book before do people rock-climb on it?
  • Tor 9y

    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
  • Mani 9y

    it's just amazing
  • Kol Tregaskes 8y

    Very cool!

    You are invited to post this picture in the Wonders of the World group
  • Lvx Lvcis 8y

    viacreativa:
    "OMG - do people jump off there??"

    yep, every now and then; with and without parachutes :b
  • David Bardes 7y

    Yikes!!!
    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.
  • Suehyb Alkhatib 7y

    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!
  • Deanna 6y

    Incredible!! I really hope to someday go to Norway...
  • autofocus2 6y

    Gut-wrenchingly Beautiful!, now on my list of places to see!!
  • Autran Fernandes Fernandes 6y

    que lugar incrível!!!!!!!!!
  • Dawn Woodhouse 4y

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