Alone at Preikestolen
Suddenly we see the sun emerging from behind the mountains in the east. We stand up and walk out onto the plateau. We see more and more of the sun as it rises from behind the mountains south of the majestic Lysefjord. We stand and soak up the sight, enthralled by the colour of the sky becoming warmer and warmer.
We have Preikestolen all to ourselves, and it’s important to capture this unique moment for all eternity. I walk out towards the edge of the plateau, sit down and slowly make my way to the edge and stop when I can feel my heels dangling over it. I’m not actually all that afraid of heights, but not having terra firma under your feet when you’re 604 metres above the fjord tells me otherwise. I have butterflies in my stomach when I raise my hands above my head. My hiking companion has a camera at the ready, and I ask her to hurry up and take a photo. I then make my way away from the edge and look at the photos she’s taken. I’m happy with them and share them with friends on social media. We take a last look at the sun which has now risen above the mountains and go back down the same way we came.
We’ve had a sunrise hike to Preikestolen on our bucket list for a long time, and we now happily tick it off our list.