Preikestolen / Pulpit Rock looms 604 meters over Lysefjorden.
Preikestolen / Pulpit Rock is one of the most visted natural attractions in Norway. It's on an overhang at the top of a sheer cliff that looms 604 meters (2,100 ft.) over the fjord. The breath-taking view from the 24 meter square plateau atop the cliff is well worth the walk to get there. Over 200,000 do it every year. They do it because the reward when they get to Preikestolen / Pulpit Rock is a really awesome view and a once-in-a-lifetime next-to-nature experience.
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Preikestolen / Pulpit Rock is located in Ryfylke, Rogaland, in Western Norway. The city of Stavanger, the fourth largest city in Norway, is located 25 kilometers from Preikestolen / Pulpit Rock.
Stay at Stavanger Bed & Breakfast and take the ferry.
Sightseeing boats depart Saturday and Sunday all through the year, and every day from May through September, with extra sailings in July and August.
In June, July and August you can also take the car ferry to Lysebotn from Fiskepiren (the "Hurtigbåt" terminal) in central Stavanger and drive back via Sirdal and Hunnedalen to Stavanger.
Stay at Stavanger Bed and Breakfast. All of the above ferries are within easy walking distance.