High standard in the wilderness

Preikestolen in southwestern Norway has been called one of the most magnificent nature experiences in the world. However, hiking up to it takes time. Luckily, today there are fresh, clean public toilets where the hike begins.

Every year, over 150,000 people hike the nearly four kilometre trail to Preikestolen, or Pulpit Rock – an enormous cliff-faced rock that juts out high above Lysefjord in southwestern Norway.

The path is steep and sometimes demanding, but well worth the trouble. Both CNN and Lonely Planet have called Preikestolen one of the most magnificent nature experiences in the world.

Even the parking lot where the hike begins is far from any village or town. Thus when the decision was taken to install a public convenience here, the model of choice was one of Danfo’s solar-powered toilet houses, which do not require electric power, water or sewage connections.

We’re pretty much the only company in the industry offering this kind of solution, says Danfo’s Norwegian general manager Vidar Edvardsen. We sold twelve of them in 2015 alone. They are popular at swimming areas.

With solar cells on the roof and integrated tanks for both water and sewage underground, the facility is self-operating. Everything is delivered as a unit – in this case, with a custom interior, since no disabled access was required. Instead, this house was configured with three normal-sized toilets and a urinal.

Watch stunning views from Preikestolen at visitnorway.no

Solcellsdrivet toaletthus

Solar-powered toilet house at Preikestolen parking lot

Preikestolen, Norway

Preikestolen, Norway