Preikestolen Classic Summer Hike

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Preikestolen, or Pulpit Rock, has been named one of the world’s most spectacular scenic viewpoints by both CNN and Lonely Planet. On an annual basis, the iconic rock formation welcomes more visitors than any other trekking-destination in Norway. In 2019, more than 300,000 hikers made their way up to the imposing plateau. From atop the 604-meter-high cliff, the panoramic view of the Lysefjord is one of the most impressive Fjord-Norway has to offer.

Outdoorlife Norway invites you to explore one of the world’s most iconic natural landmarks while avoiding the crowds! Get access to hidden routes and exclusive photo opportunities while experiencing some of the best scenery Fjord-Norway has to offer. Get the most out of your adventure – hike with a guide.

After an early-morning pick-up, to beat the crowds, you will be transported to the base of the hiking trail. After a short briefing, you’ll embark on your journey to Preikestolen. Your guide will lead you up the trail through shifting terrain. Along the way, while passing lakes, forests, and bogs, you’ll stop at numerous vantage points, all of which offer great views of the surrounding mountains. You’ll also be given ample opportunities to catch your breath and snap photos of the spectacular nature around you.

After 2-3 hours of hiking, you’ll be rewarded with a panoramic view of some of the most dramatic scenery Fjord-Norway has to offer. From atop the 604-meter-high cliff, you’ll enjoy breathtaking views of Lysefjord and its surrounding mountains. Your guide will serve you a warm drink and snack while allowing you time to enjoy a well-deserved break at the cliff’s edge. You’ll then be lead up to a unique viewpoint that overlooks both Preikestolen and the Lysefjord. From there, the views of the Lysefjord and its surrounding mountains are nothing short of awe-inspiring.

If conditions permit, your guide will follow an alternate route on the way back down to Preikestolen Mountain Lodge, which will take about 2-2.5 hours*. (We strongly recommend this modern yet cozy lodge as a place to overnight before and/or after your hike.) Because it is not found on any maps, the alternative trail avoids the crowds that typically ascend the mountain during the early afternoon, and therefore offers guests a more secluded experience. At the lodge, you’ll enjoy freshly-baked bread and a well-deserved (and delicious!) bowl of homemade soup, before you will be driven back to Stavanger again.


This is a moderately-demanding 6-hour, ~8 km (round-trip) hike with a total ascent of just over 500 meters. Suitable for participants who are at least 6 years of age, in generally good physical condition, and have previous hiking experience.


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Total |
 8 hours
Hiking | ~6 hours (including breaks)
Transportation | ~1 hour (each way)
Post-Hike Rest | ~1 hour (freshly-baked bread & soup)

7:35am - 8:00am  

Pick-up (depends on location) 

8:30am Start of hike
11:00am* Arrive at Preikestolen cliffside
14:00 (2:00pm)* End of hike / post hike rest
15:30 (3:30pm)* Drop-off in Stavanger




  • Stavanger pick-up / drop-off
  • Transportation
  • Professional guide with navigation, safety, and emergency equipment
  • Use of hiking poles
  • Hot beverages and a snack during the hike
  • Post-hike soup & bread


  1. Stavanger
  2. Preikestolen Mountain Lodge
  3. Preikestolen