PREIKESTOLEN – PULPIT ROCK IN NORWAY
Have you ever tried going up to the edge of a cliff and looking down? Try it 604 feet off the ground on Preikestolen in Norway. This will surely make your spine tingle and take your breath away, and not everyone will be able to stand or sit on the edge of Pulpit Rock. Many tourists adventurous to conquer fear of heights is completely near the belt and looking down at Preikestolen in Norway. Cliff edge is flat, but rough plateau where people camp out, and even eat lunch with a good view of the Lysefjord. You can admire the beauty of Preikestolen Lysefjord aboard a small cruise liner. From below, it looks like a pulpit, hence its name “pulpit rock.”
The best time to visit Preikestolen in Norway is between the months of May to October. The reason for this is that lots of tour guides, cruises and accommodations are available during this season. To get there, take the ferry from Stavanger to Tau. From Tau, there is a bus that will take you to the parking area called Preikestolhytta. It is good to go early in the morning to catch the first ferry and avoid the influx of people going up the Preikestolen and it is wise to hike with a buddy or a group especially if you are not a strong hiker. The boulders can be wet and steep at the same time. The weather can be unpredictable so bring light rain gear and extra dry clothes to prevent yourself from getting hypothermic. Not everyone is a hiker, accept your limitations and don’t rush the hike if you feel too scared about the heights and too tired to go up slippery boulders because there is not much to cling on and this is the only way to get up at the Preikestolen. Your safety is much more important than anything else. Moreover, do not push or hurry people who are slow, some people do not really know what to expect and get surprised when they see what they have to climb to get to Preikestolen. The trail to the ledge is well-marked and you may bring camping gear if you want to spend the night on it. Finally, once you get to Preikestolen, take a moment to marvel at the beauty of the place and ever so slowly and carefully, walk or crawl to the edge and take a peek down at Preikestolen in Norway.
The view is breath-taking so you do not forget your camera and extra batteries, because very cold reduces battery life. It would not hurt if you get your picture taken and placed on the reef, because this is scary, once in a lifetime opportunity! Bring and wear appropriate shoes to prevent slipping and hurting. Wear warm clothes because it can get chilly and make sure to go to toilet before going up because there are no toilets in the area. This climbing is not for people with weak heart and very young children. Bring trail food and plenty of water in case your knees begin to buckle from exhaustion. Enjoy your trip to Preikestolen! You May Try Skagen Brygge Hotell, it is very close to the port, where are the ferries and restaurants located in Stavanger.