Visit to Preikestolen is Close to Record

Photo : Svein-Magne Tunli - tunliweb.no. The iconic Pulpit Rock rises 600 metres above the Lysefjord in Norway.

According to NTB’s report,  the visit has increased by 25 percent in July and continues to increase. 

Audun Rake, director of Foundation of Preikestolen says to Stavanger Aftenblad that the number of visitors will be 275,000 in the end of the season, with an increase of 10 percent compared with last year. 

Preikestolen or Prekestolen, also known by the English translations of Preacher’s Pulpit or Pulpit Rock, is a famous tourist attraction in Forsand, Ryfylke, Western Norway. It consists of a steep cliff which rises 604 metres (1982 feet) above Lysefjorden, opposite the Kjerag plateau, with an almost flat top of approximately 25 by 25 metres (82 by 82 feet).

Tourism at the site has been increasing in recent years, making it one of the most visited natural tourist attractions in Norway. 

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