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Preikestolen Classic
Summer Hike

1,290 NOK per person
★★★★★ | 4 guest reviews

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.

2021 Season | May – September

Also available with private guide

Tour Includes

• Stavanger pick-up / drop-off
• Transportation
Professional guide

• Use of hiking poles
• Hot beverages & snack

Please Bring

• Proper hiking boots*
• Thick socks x 2
• Water-resistant pants*

• Rain-proof jacket*
• Fleece or woollen sweater 
• Small backpack*
• Water  / snacks

*items can also be rented


• Lunch package | + 199 NOK
• Hiking boot rental | + 200 NOK
• Hiking pants rental | + 150 NOK
• Hiking jacket rental | + 150 NOK
• Day-pack rental | + 50 NOK

Prices → per-piece/per-tour


Suitable for participants who are generally in good physical condition & have previous hiking experience.

DISTANCE | 8 kilometers
ASCENT | 500 meters

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MAXIMUM | 8 Hikers*

≥ 6 years old
> 15kg | 33lbs.
> 105cm | 3ft. 6in.
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Please do not book tours that exceed your skill-level or physical abilities.

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*We can accommodate larger groups upon request.
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Weather Changes

Due to the possibility of rapidly-changing weather conditions, it may be necessary to make changes to scheduled trips. In the event that your trip needs to be rescheduled for another day or cancelled on short notice, you may choose between joining the rescheduled trip or getting a refund. In the event that weather conditions deteriorate during your trip, it may be necessary to turn around on the trail or head back earlier than planned. If this happens, no refunds will be given.

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Call us | +47 51 88 03 88

Monday – Friday

8:00am – 17:00 (5:00pm)
Central European Time

NOTE | Outside of office hours, only e-mail inquiries will be answered.

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 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. 

To ensure that you beat the crowds, you’ll get an early start to the morning. After picking you up, your guide will transport the group to the base of the hiking trail, where you’ll receive a short briefing. You’ll then 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. During the hike, you’ll be given ample opportunities to snap photos and catch your breath.

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.

After the break, you’ll be lead up to an exclusive 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, on the way back down the trail, your guide will follow an alternate route to Preikestolen Mountain Lodge*, which will take about 2-2.5 hours. Because it’s 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. Back at the trailhead/Preikestolen Mountain Lodge, you’ll bei transported back to Stavanger.

*We strongly recommend this modern yet cozy lodge as a place to overnight before and/or after your hike.

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 LocationPick-up Time
AirBnB location***08:05am
Clarion Hotel Stavanger (Arne Rettedalsgate)08:10am
Radisson Blu Atlantic Hotel (Olav V s gate)08:10am
Stavanger Tourist Information Office (Strandkaien)08:10am
Clarion Collection Skagen Brygge (Skagenkaien)08:15am
Eilert Smith Hotel (Nordbøgata)08:15am
Scandic Stavanger City (Reidar Berges gate, parking lot/back entrance)08:15am
Thon Hotel Maritim (Bergelandsgata, back entrance)08:20am
Stavanger Bed & Breakfast (Vikedalsgata)08:20am
Frogner House Apartments (Lagårdsveien)08:25am
St. Svithun Hotel/Hostel (Gerd-Ragna Bloch Thorsens gate)08:25am
Verkshotellet (Direktør Poulsonsgate, Jørpeland)08:50am
Preikestolen Mountain Lodge (Trailhead)09:00am
***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 16:30 (4:30pm).


Preikestolen Hike “Off the Beaten Track”
1,590 NOK per-person

Avoid the crowds, paddle in a canoe, and encounter unique views of Preikestolen and the Lysefjord. Includes off-trail hiking and scrambling.

2020 Season | May – September
Difficulty | More Difficult

Preikestolen Sunrise Hike
1,390 NOK per-person

Experience a unique Preikestolen adventure, guaranteed to be crowd-free! Join us on a twilight hike to Preikestolen and catch the sun rising over the Lysefjord.

2020 Season | April – October
Difficulty | Moderate


Verified review, copied from GetYourGuide

The day was excellent! A little bit difficult but you must to go!!!!! The guide Sol have very good experience and help the tourists


Verified review, copied from TripAdvisor

Visited the famous Preikestolen and Kjerag!!!

Visited the famous Preikestolen and Kjerag with the Outdoorlife. This tour company is very professional. The two guides Sol and Hilde are very polite serious and professionals. Told us many informations for the two famous rocks and for the Norwegian nature. Helped me to hiking. Helped to feel the nature. Grazie!


Verified review, copied from TripAdvisor

Enjoyable hike with an amazing guide

Awesome awesome experience. I booked last minute, and I was very happy that Outdoorlife Norway was able to accommodate me. Anna (our guide) was simply the best. She is very attentive, thorough, friendly and made sure we enjoyed our experience. During one part of the hike, she took us through an off the beaten trail in order to avoid the crowds and we encountered some fantastic views. I paid for the picture package – I highly recommend this option because you can enjoy the hike without pulling out your camera all the time to take pictures. Anna took amazing pictures (see one example below), so I just had to focus on enjoying the hike and the views. I also recommend Outdoorlife for solo travelers. You will meet friendly people in the hiking group and feel very welcomed 🙂

Nahum W

Verified review, copied from TripAdvisor

helt fantastisk oplevelse, og tilmed udfordrende

Fantastisk oplevelse. Vi blev afhentet ved vores hotel til tiden Guiden fortalte om det vi passerede mens vi kørte til aktiviteten. ALLE personaler var imødekommende og professionelle. Vores turguide var perfekt
Hiken op var krydret med informationer om hvad vi kunne se. Ruten var væk fra alle de andre besøgende , hvilket passede os fint.
Hiken var ikke nem, men belønningen var en fantastisk oplevelse. Så de penge vi betalte var det hele værd.

Carsten H