Stunishing Rocky Attractions Of Norway

Posted on 16 June 2011 Crni

Maybe you will feel funny just by looking at these pictures, especially if you’re afraid of heights. These are some really crazy heights, I don’t even understand how people dare to walk on the edges. What you see is some rock formations if Norway that are huge tourist attractions; Trolltunga, Kjeragbolten and Preikestolen. You will experience some unforgettable views when reaching the top of each destination, that’s for sure.

Preikestolen

The Preikestolen  is located above Lysefjorden. It’s a giant cliff that has a drop of 604 meters straight down. It takes about 3 hours of hiking and some areas are really steep.

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The walk to Preikestolen is very steep in places. The path starts at the Preikestolhytta, at an elevation of approximately 270 metres (886 feet) above sea level, and climbs to 604 metres (1982 feet). The hike takes 1-3 hours depending on experience and fitness level.

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Even though the elevation differential is only 334 metres (1096 feet) and the walk is not particularly long (3.8 km each way), the total elevation gain and loss over the course of the hike is more than one might initially expect, as the path climbs and descends various ridges.

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The walk is not recommended in winter and spring when there is snow and ice and the track may be slippery. Best season to hike the trail is from April to October. Sturdy shoes and rain gear are recommended for the hike.

Kjeragbolten

Kjeragbolten is a huge rock that is stuck between two hill sides. A lot of tourist dare to stand on it, but if something happens and it falls down…well, we wouldn’t like that to happen because it’s a drop of 984 meters. For a lot of base jumpers the Kjeragbolten is a popular diving place.

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Kjerag is also a popular climbing destination, with many difficult routes going up its steep faces.

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Kjerag is also a popular climbing destination, wiIt is possible to walk onto the rock without any equipment, but there is a direct 1000 m drop below down to Lysefjorden, so to walk onto it requires good nerves and steady feet. The name means “Kjerag Boulder” or “Kjerag Bolt”.th many difficult routes going up its steep faces.

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The name is possibly a compound of kje ‘kid’ and ragg ‘goat’s hair, shag’. The rough surface of the mountainside have then been compared with the shaggy hair of a kid goat.

Trolltunga

Trolltunga is the one where the rock looks like a tongue that’s sticking out in the air, hence the name which means troll’s tongue. It’s located above Skjeggedal in Odda.

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There are both stairs and a path that guide visitors the first 950 meters, and from there marked hiking trails lead visitors the rest of the way.

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Cabins in the area are owned by the Norwegian Trekking Association, where it is possible to spend the night.

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The area opens up to the rest of Hardangervidda, and can be a starting point for a longer hike to, for example, Hårteigen.

All of the three places are worth visiting. Another beautiful location in Norway is Lofoten, a paradise for fishermen.

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