Fjord Norway: Quirky Trio Of Rock Formations

Fjord Norway Quirky Trio Of Rock Formations

Fjord Norway: Quirky Trio Of Rock Formations

Norway’s quirky trio of rock formations have become social media sensations.

Kjeragbolten, one of the most photographed boulders in the world. During the last Ice Age, a large ball of granite became wedged between two cliffs above Lyseforden and now, every year, travellers complete the six-hour round-trip trek to take the ultimate selfie while perched precariously on top of it.

Kjeragbolten Norway

Kjeragbolten – Fjord Norway

Kjerag is not alone. Two other rock formations in Norway have also acquired social media fame: Pulpit Rock, a doorstop-like wedge of cliff jutting out of the other side of the ford,

Pulpit Rock - Norway - Fjord

Pulpit Rock – Fjord Norway

and Trolltunga, a pointed, tongue-like platform that dramatically sticks out over a lake and is four hours’ drive further north.

Trolltunga

Trolltunga – Fjord Norway

So prolific has this trio of ‘rock stars’ become that the tourist board has launched a shuttle service to take visitors from the quiet fishing town of Stavanger in the south to the northern city of Bergen.

When to Plan a Trip

Nov – Dec – Jan – Feb – Mar – Apr •  Winter: temperatures plummet. Lots of snow; a good chance of seeing the northern lights.

May – Jun • Shoulder season: can be good walking weather – the shuttle bus will not start running until July, check snow conditions first as roads become impassable if it’s not melted.

Jul – Aug • Best for walking: the snow has melted, the shuttle bus is running and this is your best chance of getting some good weather.

Sept – Oct • Autumn: good weather can linger; bus does not run between walks – hire a car.