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near Jøssang, Rogaland (Norway)
Preikestolen (Pulpit or Pulpit Rock), a is a massive cliff 604 metres above Lysefjorden, opposite the Kjerag plateau, in Forsand, Norway. The top of the cliff is approximately 25 by 25 metres, square and almost flat, and is a famous tourist attraction in Norway. The path starts at the Preikestolhytta Youth Hostel at a height of approximately 270 metres, and climbs to 604 metres. The hike takes 4-5 hours return. Even though the elevation difference is only 334 metres and the walk is not particularly long (4.8 km each way) the actual hike is more than one might initially expect as the path goes up and down various ridges. The hike is fairly easy and highly recommended for families.