Some of nature’s creations are truly awe-inspiring and breathtaking, just waiting to be appreciated. At the same time, however, such creations can be frightening and fill you with a sense of wonder. One of these places is Norway’s famous Pulpit Rock, also known as Preikestolen, which offers stunning cliff views as a backdrop. The famous mountaintop spot was also featured in the film starring Tom Cruise.Mission: Impossible – Fallout’and served as the film’s final exciting location.
Preikestolen is a unique square rock cliff 604 meters above sea level overlooking Norway’s Lysefjord. Due to the fact that there are no railings or barricades surrounding the cliffs, there is a certain level of thrill and risk involved. The rock is particularly known for its uniform flat surface, measuring 82 feet by 82 feet. (25 by 25 meters).
Now a video has surfaced on Twitter showing a stunning aerial view of the place with several people on it, leaving people in awe. The video posted by Science Girl was captioned: “At the southwestern tip of Norway is an almost vertical cliff with a flat plateau and incredible views over the Lysefjord. This is called pulpit rock.”
Watch the video here:
At the southwestern tip of Norway is an almost vertical cliff with flat plateaus and incredible views over the Lysefjord.
This is called Preikestolenpic.twitter.com/WTQXx8JX86
— Science Girl (@gunsnrosesgirl3) November 22, 2022
The 16-second video has gone viral, garnering 20,000 views, more than 27,000 likes and over 4600 retweets and quote tweets. People in the comments section have also posted more stunning pictures of the scenic location and shared their experiences of climbing Preikestolen.
My favorite picture was there.. Preikestolen ❤️ pic.twitter.com/wPKZAnMjXb
– Lucas Kaczala (@lucascachava) November 22, 2022
— slonjo kinjo (@slonjo70) November 22, 2022
Me and my pup went up there 3 days ago pic.twitter.com/uz1ekAguDT
– Nat Skye November 22, 2022
While many travel enthusiasts have expressed a desire to visit the rock, others said the sheer cliff scared them.
One user wrote: “I literally freak out just seeing and reading this. I can feel it in my legs. I feel the need to lie flat on the floor. From my living room.” Another said, “The smartest people who ever lived couldn’t convince me that thing was going to fall down in minutes.” Others wondered why there aren’t railings or fences while some noted that the deep fissure in the cliff could eventually raise safety concerns. A third said: “Can’t help but notice there’s a big crack on the back of this square!”
This deep rift here is of particular concern…no? 😳 pic.twitter.com/8aqmdFvbvL
— Holmadick (@frstldly23) November 22, 2022
However, the location is quite popular and attracts many people every day during the peak months. Corresponding Visit Norway.Com, the hike to Preikestolen is eight kilometers in total and the round trip takes four hours. The hike is classified as moderate.
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