Famous rocks and cliffs in Norway /

In many countries, buildings are the highlights of the country, in Norway the highlights of the country are very diverse. Most famous are the natural highlights, such as the beautiful fjords, special rocks and cliffs. These are the famous rocks and cliffs in Norway.

The world famous Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) /

The Preikestolen, also known as the Pulpit Rock, is one of the most photographed places in Norway. The cliff towers over the Lysefjord at a height of 604 meters above sea level. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people make the walk to the rock, to enjoy the panoramic view and, of course, to take pictures. The Preikestolen can only be reached by an hour-long hike, which is not suitable for inexperienced hikers. The walk, there and back, takes about 4 hours in total.


The hanging rock Kjeragbolten /

Another much-photographed rock is the Kjeragbolten in Norway, which, like the Preikestolen, lies on the Lysefjord. The Kjeragbolten is a boulder that hangs between two rocks, at 1000 meters above sea level. The rock is located at the mountain Kjerag, from which it also got its name. The Kjeragbolten is also only accessible via a walk, which takes about 5 hours (round trip). Not only from the boulder, but also from the mountain Kjerag you have a beautiful view over the Lysefjord. When people think of famous rocks and cliffs in Norway, they often only think of the Preikestolen and Trolltunga, but the Kjeragbolten also belongs here! You can drive to Kjerag via the scenic route Lyseveien.

The special Trolltunga /

The Trolltunga (in English the Troll’s tongue) is also one of the most photographed and best-known points in Norway. It is one of the most impressive cliffs in Norway and every photo of it shows this. The Trolltunga is a protruding rock formation, which resembles a tongue. In total, it is located at 1100 meters above sea level and rises about 700 meters above the mountain lake Ringedalsvatnet. The special rock can only be reached via a walk. There are 3 walking routes, each with a different length. The hike to the top is classified as a trail for experienced hikers and takes between 8 and 15 hours round trip, depending on the route chosen.


The other ‘Trolltunga’: Breiskrednosi /

On the mountain Breiskrednosi near the Naerøyfjord there is also a protruding rock, which is very similar to the Trolltunga. At 1189 meters above sea level you have a great view of the Naerøyfjord from the Breiskrednosi rock. This fjord is one of the narrowest fjords in Norway and is officially one of the most beautiful fjords in the country. The Naerøyfjord and Geirangerfjord are both on the UNESCO World Heritage List and are therefore the only Norwegian fjords. The top of the Breiskrednosi can only be reached by a walk of about 7 to 8 hours. There are several hiking trails to the special rock. Breiskrednosi is a bit more unknown, but it is certainly one of the most famous rocks and cliffs in Norway.