Sometimes it�s best to leave it to nature. While glass floors and skyscrapers can be impressive, in Norway it�s a mighty lump of stone that offers the best outlook. Preikestolen � Pulpit Rock � looms 604m above Lysefjord, one of myriad incisions along Norway�s west coast.
There are mountains aplenty hereabouts, but this summit seems built for purpose: its almost perfectly flat top juts out over the water (no safety barriers here), commanding uninterrupted if vertiginous views. Scarier still, peer down the cracks in Preikestolen�s surface � caused by 10,000 years of glacial action.