Preikestolen cliff is a beautiful site with marvelous landscape. This beautiful site is located in Rogland which is a western district of southern Norway. This place is called and written by number of names like some call it Preikstolen or perkestolen. Some names are derived from English translation like Preacher’s Pulpit or Pulpit Rock. But the people who are natives and local here, they call it with its local name Hyvlatonnå. This is basically a massive cliff which is 604 metres (1982 feet) above Lysefjorden which is a fjord. This cliff gives so wonderful view that it looks like a tower made of sand and stone, standing in the sea with dignity. This place is the most visited tourist attraction in Norway. The thing for which it is famous is the top of the cliff which is approximately 25 by 25 metres (82 by 82 feet) square and almost flat. It is said that during the summer season of 2009, approximately 130,000 tourists visited the place and took a hike of almost 3.8 km. You can imagine from the fact that how important tourist attraction is this in Norway.
This cliff is basically a plateu which is called preikestolen plateau and is situated on Pulpit Rock. The top of the Pulpit Rock offers such views which can make you stagnant at your feet. The top of the cliff gives you best opportunity to store the beautiful moments and ultimate scenery in your mind and camera. This place is ideal for couples also. They may have best moments in life for romance and have the greatest memories for the life time. This place have everything that you want to see as tourist. You can see the panorama, the wide open blue sky, rocks pointing towards sky and much much more. For those who do not have strong heart, must not look down, because if dropped then only death can bring them up. For the rock climbers we suggest that they must think hundred times before climbing the cliff.
INFO FOR VISITORS
The fourth largest city in Norway, Stavanger, is at the drive of one hour from the Pulpit Rock and at the distance of 25 kilometers from this place. Visitors can reach the site by travelling through ferry and car.
The road which leads to the site is also a marvelous site to see. It’s a trail which extends from the parking facility of the cliff to the site and passes through the marvelous landscape of mountains. This road ends at the parking facility at preikestolhytta. If you want to strat your trip from the car park then it will take 3 to 4 hours for a round trip hike.
Preikestolhytta is the place wher from the path starts and this is at the elevation of 270 meters above sea leval. The best time to hike the track is from April to October. In winter and spring walk is not recommended because track becomes slippery due to rain and snow. If you are planning to visit the site in summer then you have an alternate track to visit the site is available which is a ferry trip.