Around the Lysefjord (3): Preikestolhytta – Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock)
Audio: “IV. Notturno” from Lyric Pieces opus 54, composed by Edvard Grieg
This video is part of my “Around the Lysefjord” (“Lysefjorden Rundt”) playlist.
Lonely Planet published in 2011 “1000 Ultimate Sights”. On top of its list of “Most Breathtaking Viewing Platforms” comes the Pulpit Rock.
Here is an extract:
“Sometimes it’s best to leave it to nature. While glass floors and skyscrapers can be impressive, in Norway, it’s a mighty lump of stone that offers the best outlook. Preikestolen — Pulpit Rock — looms 604m above Lysefjord, one of myriad incisions along Norway’s west coast. There are mountains aplenty hereabouts, but this summit seems built for purpose: its almost perfectly flat top juts out over the water (no safety barriers here), commanding uninterrupted, if vertiginous, views. Scarier still, peer down the cracks in Preikestolen’s surface — caused by 10,000 years of glacial action — and hope no new ones form just then…”