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Preikestolen

Mountain Norway, Norway

Watch your step at Preikestolen

Preikestolen or Prekestolen (English: Preacher's Pulpit or Pulpit Rock) is a famous tourist attraction in the municipality of Forsand in Rogaland county, Norway. Preikestolen is a steep cliff rising 604 meters (1,982 ft) above the Lysefjorden. Atop the cliff, there is an almost flat top of approximately 25 by 25 meters (82 ft × 82 ft). It sits on the north side of the fjord, opposite the Kjerag plateau, located on the south side. Tourism at the site has been increasing in recent years, 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 underway to improve the path to the site, which is only accessible via a 3.8-kilometre (2.4 mi) long hike.

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Pulpit Rock, Forsand, Norway

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