This hike has been completed on 22nd of June 2019, based on the indications of Outtt.
Stairs and cliffs. These would be my two words to describe this great hike, probably the most popular in Norway. Indeed, the view from this incredible 600m steep cliff are astonishing and the relative short and easy path, about 4km with 450m gain, makes it a perfect travel destinations for everybody.
The trail starts at Preikestolen Mountain Lodge, where we parked our car for 250 NOK. From there, it starts to go up immediately on a rocky step trails. There were a lot of people hiking that day, both because of the very good weather and facility of the trail.
After few hundreds meter we reached the first of three plateaux (see the altitude profile). There we walked over a wood platform, until the trail starts to go up again with other steep stairs of rock. I’d advice to be careful, especially on the way back, because some of the rocks might be slippery because of many people walking on them everyday.
In the second plateaux, we passed across a couple of little lakes, where you can bath if you are not afraid to freeze. After few more stairs we reached the last plateaux, with its beautiful view over the fjord and the surrounding mountains. Finally, after about one and half hour we arrived at the Preikestolen.
The last few hundreds meters were actually as scaring as the pulpit rock itself, knowing that you are walking on a 600m cliff. The Preikestolen that day was full of people, but being a 25x25m platform, there were space for everybody to take a picture over it. I would also recommend to climb on the rocks behind it, from which one can get the best visual of it.
After our lunch break, we came down from the same trail, completing the whole trek in a bit less than four hours. In perfect time to arrive early to Odda, where the following day we hiked the Trolltunga.
See you soon for the next hiking post. Ciao!