Preikestolen

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Preikestolen or Prekestolen (English: «Preacher’s Pulpit», «Preacher’s Chair» or «Pulpit Rock’») is a tourist attraction in the municipality of Forsand in Rogaland county, Norway. Preikestolen is a steep cliff which rises 604 metres (1,982 ft) above the Lysefjorden. Atop the cliff, there is an almost flat top of approximately 25 by 25 metres (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 the early 21st century, with between 150,000 and 200,000 visitors in 2012,[1] 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[when?] a project under way to improve the path to the site, which is only accessible via a 3.8-kilometre (2.4 mi) long hike. (info from Wikipedia)

 

 

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