Kilometer-long queue at Preikestolen

Preikestolen , Pulpit RockPreikestolen (Pulpit Rock ).Photo : Paul Kleiven / NTB scanpix

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The parking capacity has been exceeded at Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock), with a queue all the way down to the highway. Police are on their way to the scene.

“There is at least one and a half kilometers of traffic queue on highway 13. And from there it is a couple of kilometers up to the parking lots, so it’s a standstill,” says Operations Manager Olaug Bjørnson of the Southwest police district to Dagbladet.

There are a thousand parking spaces at the tourist attraction, and they are all in use on Wednesday.

“It’s an insane queue. There is a queue down the highway, and we have asked the police for help,” says General Manager Helge Kjellevold of the Preikestolen Foundation to TV 2.

According to Preikestolen’s website, the mountain plateau, which is located in Forsand municipality in Rogaland, attracts 300,000 people every year.

This summer, on a general basis, a far greater increase is expected throughout Norway, especially from domestic tourists, as a result of the corona pandemic travel restrictions, before visiting Europeans now also have the opportunity to enter the country.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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