Forsand, Rogaland






Preikestolen or Preachers Pulpit is one of the most visited and famous natural tourist attractions in Norway. The cliff rises just over 600 metres and is opposite of Kjerag plateau. The cliff was formed during the ice age, approximately 10,000 years ago. Access to the plateau has been much improved upon due to it increase in popularity.


You have to take a 45 minute ferry ride from Stavanger to Tau. Upon arrival at Tau, take route 13 towards Sandnes and follow the brown signs that lead to the Preikestolen parking area. It is about an hour and a half walk from the parking lot to the path up to Preikestolen. Prepare for a nice little hike as you',ll be walking up towards the sky!


Preikestolen or Prekestolen (English: "The Pulpit Rock", "Pulpit" or "Preacher’s Chair") is a tourist attraction in the municipality of Strand in Rogaland county, Norway. Preikestolen is a steep cliff which rises 604 metres (1,982 ft) above Lysefjorden. Atop the cliff, there is an almost flat top of approximately 25 by 25 metres (82 ft × 82 ft). Preikestolen is located near the Western part of the fjord, and on its North side.

Tourism at the site has been increasing in the early 21st century, with between 150,000 and 200,000 visitors in 2012, making it one of the most visited natural tourist attractions in Norway. BASE jumpers often leap from the cliff. Due to its increased popularity, there is currently a project under way to improve the most used path to the site - a 3.8-kilometre (2.4 mi) long hike.

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