Pulpit Rock (Preikestolen) is closed due to weather

Pulpit Rock (Preikestolen)Pulpit Rock (Preikestolen) .Photo: Håkon Mosvold Larsen / NTB scanpix

Police have closed the path up to Pulpit Rock (Preikestolen) because of reports of rain and storm. Several freezed and injured tourists have already received help from health professionals.

– It is not recommended to walk in the mountains now. The main reason why the trail to the Pulpit Rock is closed is to provide Norwegian First Aid and other health professionals a safe work path to work.

There are several tourists who need help. There are reports of a bone fracture, heart problems and hypothermia, said operations manager Kjetil Føyen to newspaper Aftonbladet.

Norwegian First Aid has now emptied Pulpit Rock plateau for people and opened a warm living camp near the trail.

Føyen also states that police are considering closing the trail to the mountain Kjerag in Lysefjorden.
On Sunday the Meteorological Department announced OBS-forecast with reports of heavy rain and strong wind in Hordaland, Rogaland and Sogn and Fjordane.

LAST: Pulpit Rock is open again

Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today