Preikestolen or Pulpit Rock is a spectacular rock formation
overlooking Lysefjord in Norway. In July 2010,
Sakorn and I were lucky
enough to be able to arrange a visit to this magnificent feature. To
get there involved taking a boat from Stavanger to Tau, a bus
from there to the beginning of the Preikestolen track and then an
4 kilometre hike which included an overall climb of more than 300
View taken near the beginning of the Preikestolen track.
This sign gives a detailed picture of the hike to
Here we are at the start of the track.
Behind Sakorn is the Preikestolen Fjellstue (mountain lodge).
The walk begins.
The path is steep and rocky near the start and in several
We soon leave the lodge far below.
As we climb further the views become more spectacular.
The fence and decking make this section of the track safe.
Sakorn enhances the view.
Sakorn's hair shows the effect of the strong wind as we climb
At last we approach our goal.
A windblown Sakorn stands triumphantly on Preikestolen.
wind was strong and gusty. It would fade away to nothing and
suddenly return to gale force.
Here I am at the top.
Sakorn sits as near to the edge as she dares with the
Lysefjord 600 metres below in the background.
We climbed further to view Preikestolen from above. Notice
the large crack warning that one day the whole thing will plunge into
the fjord below.
A picture to prove that I really completed the climb to a
viewpoint above Preikestolen.
Sakorn also above Preikestolen.
Sakorn with a view of Lysefjord in the background.
Walking back down requires care.
Another view of Priekestolen with the fjord in the background.
Someone will be going home without their hat.
As we were
making our way down I turned and took a photo just as a member
of a group lost her cap.
Back to the starting point.
A view of Preikestolen, taken the next day, from a boat on