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Preikestolen, or Pulpit Rock, has been named one of the world’s most spectacular scenic viewpoints by both CNN Go and Lonely Planet. On an annual basis, the iconic rock formation welcomes more visitors than any other trekking-destination in Norway. In 2018, approximately 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.
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.
Total | 8 hours
Hiking | ~6 hours (including breaks)
Transportation | ~1 hour (each way)
When booking, you may select from the following pick-up times and locations:
|PICK-UP LOCATION||PICK-UP TIME|
|Thon Hotel Maritim (back entrance)||06:55am|
|Stavanger Bed & Breakfast||07:00am|
|St. Svithun Hotel/Hostel||07:05am|
|Frogner House Apartments||07:05am|
|Clarion Hotel Stavanger (Arne Rettedalsgate)||07:10am|
|Radisson Blu Atlantic Hotel||07:10am|
|Stavanger Tourist Information Office||07:10am|
|Clarion Collection Skagen Brygge||07:15am|
|Scandic Stavanger City (parking lot, back entrance)||07:20am|
|Lilland Hotel (Tau)||08:10am|
|Preikestolen Mountain Lodge||08:30am|
***If you choose ‘Airbnb’ as your pick-up location, you must send us the address no later than 12 hours before the start of the tour. Airbnb pick-ups are limited to Stavanger city center.
The tour ends in Stavanger at approximately 15:30 (3:30pm).
Included in this tour: