Tuesday, 18 March 2014

My first postcard from Norway

Kjerag Mountain | Kjeragbolten - Lysefjorden
6 Sept, 2013 | From Erling of Norway

This is one of my first postcards from Norway (I received three today). All postcards are from Erl. He sent me an e-mail message a month ago asking if we could be pen-friends - which I happily accepted :)

Kjerag or Kiragg is a Norwegian mountain, located in Lysefjorden, in Forsand municipality, Ryfylke, Rogaland. Its highest point is 1110 m above sea level, but its northern drop to Lysefjorden attracts most visitors. The drop is 984 m (3,228 ft) and it is also the site of Kjeragbolten, a 5 m³ stone located between two rocks.

Kjerag is a popular hiking destination. Some go there because Preikestolen has become too crowded, some to jump onto Kjeragbolten and some BASE jumpers from all over the world go there to jump off the high cliffs. Kjerag is also a popular climbing destination, with many difficult routes going up its steep faces.

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