This guided trip will take you on one of Norway’s most popular and spectacular hikes. It is for good reason that this hike has gained its popularity with visitors to Norway and locals alike. Situated only a few hours from Stavanger, Pulpit Rock – or Preikestolen in Norwegian – is a towering cliff-plateau directly suspended over Lysefjorden. To stand (or sit) so close to the edge is probably the moment that hikers look forward to the most, although it is no easy deed. The top offers unobstructed views over the meandering blue fjord that was formed by the glaciers during the last Ice Age, making it a good spot to enjoy a photo session and possibly a light snack.We also offer the backcountry option, which is somewhat more demanding, but less crowded.
ABOUT THE TRAIL
DISTANCE: 3.8 km (each way)
DURATION: 2 to 3 hours (each way)
LEVEL: Easy to moderate
GOOD TO KNOW
Out-and-back from Preikestolen Lodge
Available in winter season
270 m (890 ft.)/604 m (1,982 ft.) above sea level
GEAR AND SNACKS
Hikers should be prepared with clothes and shoes for rainy weather. Hiking boots are strongly encouraged, or approach shoes, at the very least. Other suggestions include warm, windproof and waterproof clothing.
Snowshoes or spikes for shoes are provided based on conditions.
Have some water with you to keep hydrated, preferably in a container we can refill on the trail. Norwegian mountains are full of crystal clear, clean and very tasty water sources. Lunch will not be provided, but we suggest that you bring your own snack.
Last but not least, each hiker is responsible for carrying his/her own gear, so a suitable backpack is recommended.
The red-T’s are the mark of Turistforening/Norwegian Trekking Association for all trails around the country.
Standard package 999,- NOK
The price of this trip includes transportation, snowshoes/spikes and covers the guide’s expenses. You can read more about your guide and his experience and accreditation here.
We have the possibility to accommodate groups larger than 8 hikers. Please contact us for further details.
PROPOSED STANDARD SCHEDULE FOR PULPIT ROCK
We pick you up at the indicated time and location below. Note that drop-off location, upon return, will be the same as pickup location.
Scandic Forum: 07:15 AM
Clarion Hotel Energy: 07:20 AM
Radisson Blu Atlantic Hotel: 07:30 AM
Stavanger Turistinformasjon: 07:35 AM
Skagen Brygge Hotell: 07:40 AM
Different pickup locations can also be arranged upon request.
We first head to the Stavanger ferry station and take the ferry to Tau. From Tau it is a 30 minute drive to Preikestolen Lodge, our starting point for the hike. The hike up will take us between 2 and 3 hours. Once at Pulpit Rock we will spend some time enjoying the view, the beautiful nature and most likely taking photos. We will also enjoy our packed lunch, beverages and some snacks here. The hike back will likely also take 2 to 3 hours, and expect to arrive back in Stavanger around 03:00-04:00 PM.