Pulpit Rock – ranked the world’s most spectacular viewpoint
Both CNN and Lonely Plant have ranked Pulpit Rock the most beautiful viewpoint in the world. The BBC described it as ‘so magical it almost doesn’t seem real’. The superlatives abound when you try to describe Pulpit Rock, and with good reason. It towers 604 metres above the Lysefjord, culminating in a 25 x 25 metre plateau. The view is simply breathtaking. A small tip: If you want to do the trip with as few other people as possible, take a sunrise trip – before the sun and most people have got up! It’s worth the effort, and guaranteed to be a magical experience.
Sandvesanden beach – a hidden gem in the west
And while we’re on the subject of magical experiences, Karmøy is known far and wide for its many white sandy beaches along its outer coast. A drive from Åkrehamn to Skudeneshavn will take you past mile upon mile of sandy beaches to your left. One of the most beautiful, and perhaps most hidden of these beaches is Sandvesanden, a five-minute drive from the summer town, Skudeneshavn. Sandvesanden is a popular haunt among local surfers, and for sunbathing, playing volleyball, having barbecues, going on lovely evening walks as the sun sets or to experience the bracing weather of Western Norway. Recommended!