Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Eurotrip 2012: Preikestolen

I said I would do some articles on the places that we plan to visit during the epic trip around Europe next summer, and this is a continuation of a large collection of posts.


Preikestolen


Wow. This cliff is awesome, mainly because of the almost perfectly square surface on top. It's 604 metres (1982 feet) above the Lysefjorden (the lake, or fjord), in Forsand, Ryfylke, Norway. 


In English, the name translates to 'Preacher's Pulpit'.



Visitors and tourists have to hike about 2.4 miles to get to the cliff, and it is all included as part of a tourist attraction. Infact, it is the most visited natural attraction in Norway.



As you can see, it's a pretty good place for base-jumping! I would like to look over the edge, and then if I'm feeling brave enough, I want to get a photo on the boulder:

Craaaaaazy mofos. I must do this too.

Apparently, the best season to hike the trail and make your way to the clifftop is from April to October, and We'll be there at the end of June - smack bang in the middle. Can't wait for this one.


53 comments:

Dejch said...

that cliff is just freakn awesome! i would like to go there 2...

Fang said...

OHMYGOD IT'S BEAUTIFUL
I've always had a liking for that kind of scenery.

(oh and the last image is broken)

bruno said...

Nice view of the fiord

Xenototh said...

I really, really, really dislike heights. It almost makes me nervous looking at a picture of the cliff...

minecraft129 said...

Oh nice, that last pic looks pretty scary. You always have such beautiful shots.

AllenTesch said...

That is stunning.

ed said...

it would suck to fall of by accident

LightStand said...

Wow, great pictyres, such a view

brn said...

dude, this place looks amazing! i can't even imagine how awesome would feel to actually be there.

Empty said...

Whoa! That's amazing..... :O

Potholderz said...

That looks stunning, i would love to check it out.

kxxthanxx said...

do people really jump off it?

jblogger45 said...

amazing pics

D4 said...

Wow, I wanna go there so bad. It's so beautiful!

Dave said...

These pictures are fabulous to say the least. Brilliant post.

Roysizzle said...

preachers pulpit looks pretty sick not gonna lie. Would want to go.

Skaerf said...

WTF, that place looks so fuckign sick dude!

Zombie said...

Woa! I am so terrified of heights! :p

HiFi said...

Holy smoke. Preachers pulpit would be the perfect place to take a girl out for a picnic.

Blk Jesus said...

that cliff looks epic!!!

Algorithmic said...

What a beautiful location.

randomer said...

Looks like the view is well worth the trip.

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Mostaza Algernon said...

Some people have weddings there too. Crazy crazy people

Trolske said...

I saw a lot of pictures from the Preikstolen...but honestly...I wouldn't go near the edge Oo

Alexis said...

What an amazing place. I would love to see that.

Ed said...

Wow, that is beautiful.

Necroticism said...

Hm, that's like, THE FUCKING BEST PLACE IN THE WORLD! Looks awesome.

Dunno if it's just me, but the last pic don't work.

Moobeat said...

woah!

JH said...

Cool place! Your so lucky.

mindlessfrk said...

Now, that's FUCKING REAL CLIFF.

Solsby Kid said...

Wow, id love to go there!

Alphabeta said...

Looks like one gust of wind and those people are screwed.

apothecarie said...

I'm really impressed with your photos. this place is amazing!

Stuck In Syndey said...

wheres my hang glider?

MRanthrope said...

that would make for one HORRIBLE belly flop into the water. mega ouch. haha

Tomgh@MirrorG said...

It's scary as hell. I wouldn't dare to stand there.

H A R R Y G O A Z said...

INCREDIBLE photographs !

Have a super week.

SeanExact said...

absolutely gorgeous

Pool Fool said...

the pics are really stunning

Shona said...

WOW @ that cliff.

Amazing photos, really.

Marquall said...

Yikes! look at the crack on it!!

pixel said...

surprised they do not have railings all around that

Jim said...

Yea not sure if i could handle the edge, maybe lay down and poke my head over, but no leaning.

Come At Me Bro said...

This is great!

Ryan said...

SIQ POST BRO!!!

Al3xaG said...

Wooooow that view!!!!!!

AMO said...

Amazing pics of that mountain rock.

Ephedrine said...

looks beautiful. :)

CounterCulture said...

I'd love to go there.

Marquall said...

That looks so unsafe!

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nice shots!!

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p said...

wow those are beautiful images!

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