Oct 25, 2012

Picture of the Day: Preacher’s Pulpit, Norway




A View Worth Hiking For


In this beautiful photograph by travel photographers John & Tina Reid, we see the view rewarded to those who make the hike to Preikestolen, a massive 604 metre (1982 feet) cliff in Forsand, Ryfylke, Norway. The top of the cliff is approximately 25 by 25 metres (82 by 82 feet), almost flat, and is a famous tourist attraction in Norway.

Preikestolen or Prekestolen is also known by the English translations of Preacher’s Pulpit or Pulpit Rock, and by the old local name Hyvlatonn√•. It’s about a 3.4 km (2.4 mile) hike. The best time to hike the trail is from April to October. Sturdy shoes and rain gear are recommended.

This is not the first time the Sifter has featured this incredible place. It was a ‘Picture of the Day’ back in May, and we even did a profile on some of the more famous cliffs in Norway back in 2010.

To keep up with the travels of John and Tina, check out their blog on Nomadic Vision.