Preikestolen is located in Ryfylke, Rogaland, a county in Western Norway. It consists of a steep cliff which rises 1982 feet above Lysefjorden, opposite the Kjerag plateau, with an almost flat top of approximately 82 by 82 feet. The cliff oversees the plush green valleys of the Rifle province. The mountains surrounding the cliff reach heights of up to 843 meters. Some of the hilltops have plains which are interspersed with lakes.
A well prepared track lead me to the top of the mountain plateau; you can enjoy the wild and gorgeous nature right up to the Pulpit Rock. The land is hilly and you will find swimming and picnic areas along the trail. I realized that a reasonable level of physical fitness is still required to make it to the top. I spend at least 4 hours hiking there and back, plus an hour on the Pulpit Rock itself. I recommend that you bring enough food and drink.
This is a destination that simply must be experienced. It is purely majestic and worth more than the effort.