The Pulpit Rock

- When you live life on the edge you see things you wouldn't with a view from the centre -

One of my goals this year before moving to China was to explore more of Norway. Norway hosts some of the most spectacular natural scenery in the world, so no wonder it is such a popular destination for foreigners. So often we crave overseas travels that we overlook the beauty of our home countries. This weekend reminded me that the best travels might just be a short ride away. 

Preikestolen, commonly known as the Pulpit Rock has been on my bucket list for so long. The cliff rising more than 600 meters above Lysefjorden is one of Norway’s most visited tourist attractions. The journey there from Oslo is not too far nor complicated as I originally thought. We travelled to Stavanger by flight, because it was the quickest and believe it or not - the cheapest option. From Stavanger port we took the ferry to Tau, and from there there was a bus that took us to the bottom of the mountain where the hike began. The hike itself was much quicker than two hours which we were told. We reached the peak in a little bit over an hour, including all the pitstops to take photos. 

Despite it being extremely windy that day, the sun was shining and I had a great time!