Preikestolen Winter / Spring 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 experience a unique hiking adventure! Grab the chance to beat the crowds and enjoy Preikestolen and the Lysefjord during the serenity of Norway’s winter and spring. 

Early in the year, you can delight in the crisp stillness of Norway’s long, dark winter. You’ll hike in near-solitude while encountering breathtaking views of Preikestolen and the Lysefjord, which are often blanketed in snow and ice. As springtime approaches, bright green foliage starts sprouting up through the snow and the Lysefjord begins its yearly transformation into a green fjord oasis. The busy summer season may be just around the corner, but visitor numbers remain low.

This is a moderately-demanding 5-6 -hour, ~8 km (round-trip) hike with a total ascent of just over 500 meters. Suitable for people of most ages – excluding children younger than 8 yrs. – who are in general good condition, and have previous hiking experience.

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Total |
 ~7-8 hours (depends on pick-up location & weather conditions)
Hiking | ~5-6 hours (including breaks)
Transportation | ~1 hour (each way)
Post-Hike Rest | ~1 hour (freshly-baked bread & soup Preikestolen Mountain Lodge)

7:05 - 8:00am

Pick-up in Stavanger (depends on pick-up location)
8:30am Start of hike
11:00am* Arrive at Preikestolen cliffside
13:30 (1:30pm)* End of hike / post-hike rest / lunch (February - April)
15:00 (3:00pm)* Drop-off in Stavanger

* Appoximately



  • Stavanger pick-up / drop-off
  • Transportation
  • Professional guide
  • Use of snow spikes
  • Use of hiking poles
  • Hot beverage & snack
  • Post-hike lunch (February - April)



  1. Stavanger