is one of the area's most profound turist attractions.
This natural rock formation, with a 25 meter squared plateau, stands 604 meters above the sea. In 2016 more than 250 000 tourists visited Pulpit Rock.
The original name of the rock formation is "Hyvlatonnå" - which means the tooth of a woodplane.
Today's name could have its origin in the shape or possibly be due to that it might have been a place of sacrifice.
The hike takes about two hours each way, by foot, even though it is not more than 3 - 4 km from the Preikestolen Lodge. The trail is well marked and recently re-furbished.
The main season for hiking is from April to September, but bad weather would make the trip inadvisable. Check the weather forecast before starting your hike!
The rock formation can also be enjoyed from the sea, by boat.
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Pulpit Rock - view from Lysefjorden
Fun Fact & Folklore
Pulpit Rock was formed during the last ice age in Europe - around 10 000 years ago.
The glacier reached the edges of the cliff breaking off large blocks of surrounding the cliff.
There is a large crevice which will at some point in time, lead Pulpit Rock also to fall.
When this happens a large tsumani will occur in the Lysefjord and surrounding areas.
The crevice is measured regularly and there is no indication that this will happen soon.
Folklore says that Pulpit Rock will not fall down before the day when seven sisters marry seven brothers from the Lysefjord area
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