Pulpit Rock in Norway has been named the top pick for Lonely Planet’s “Most breathtaking viewing platforms”

Norway_Preikestolen“Sometimes it’s best to leave it to nature. While glass floors and skyscrapers can be impressive, in Norway it’s a mighty lump of stone that offers the best outlook. Preikestolen – Pulpit Rock – looms 604m above Lysefjord, one of myriad incisions along Norway’s west coast. There are mountains aplenty hereabouts, but this summit seems built for purpose: its almost perfectly flat top juts out over the water (no safety barriers here), commanding uninterrupted if vertiginous views. Scarier still, peer down the cracks in Preikestolen’s surface – caused by 10,000 years of glacial action – and hope no new ones form just then…” (Lonely Planet 2015)

Read more: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/norway/preikestolen-pulpit-rock/ultimate-lists/most-breathtaking-viewing-platforms#ixzz3X2MpYuzo