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Norway – Preikestolen

First day of our road trip in Norway.

We took the ferry with our high level camping mobile „Brunhilde“, an Opel Zafira with a custom built box in the back for sleeping and storing stuff.

We arrived at Kristiansand and drove along the coast (more or less) to our first stop Preikestolen.

The closest town to the famous Preikestolen is Sandnes and it takes about 4h of straight driving to get from Kristiansand to the car park of Preikestolen.

The Norwegians know how to do things: The car park to start the hike costs 250NOK (22€) per day.

We recommend to start the hike as early as possible!

We arrived at around 6AM in the morning and went straight up. The hike is not difficult. Elevation gain of about 500hm and distance about 4,3km one way. It took us 1:20h to get up there.

When we arrived there were about 3-4 other people around. easy.

We enjoyed the scenery and started our return at around 10:40AM.

When hiking down MASSES hiked up. I did not count but i guess at least 400 people hiked up while we returned. CRAZY. And were not in high season which starts end of june.