Preikestolen Classic Hike
Guided Afternoon Tour to Pulpit Rock
From 650 NOK per person
Explore one of the world’s most iconic landmarks! Our guided hikes deliver access to hidden routes, amazing views of Preikestolen, and the best photo opportunities. Experience Norway’s pristine mountain air and some of the best scenery Fjord-Norway has to offer while avoiding the crowds. Get the most out of your adventure – hike with a local guide.
Meeting point | Preikestolen Mountain Lodge/Trailhead
Meeting time | 12:30pm
Add Bus Transfers | +220 NOK per person
2019 Season | May – September
• Free parking at Preikestolen Mountain Lodge
• Professional guide
• Use of hiking poles
• Hot beverages & snack
• Proper hiking boots*
• Warm, thick socks x 2
• Water-resistant pants*
• Rain-proof jacket*
• Fleece or woollen sweater
• Warm hat and gloves*
• Small backpack*
• Water / snacks
*items can also be rented
• Lunch package | + 199 NOK
• Bus Transfers | + 220 NOK
• Hiking boot rental | + 200 NOK
• Hiking pants rental | + 150 NOK
• Hiking jacket rental | + 150 NOK
• Hiking gloves | + 79 NOK
• Day-pack rental | + 50 NOK
Prices are listed as
Suitable for participants who are generally in good physical condition & have previous hiking experience.
DISTANCE | 8 kilometers
ASCENT | 500 meters
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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OUR OFFICE HOURS
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 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.
Our Preikestolen Classic Hike is a guided, afternoon tour that is offered on a daily basis for up to 10 participants. The hike begins at Preikestolen Mountain Lodge (Preikestolen Fjellstue) at 12:30pm. We provide free parking if you come by car. If desired, guests may add an optional transportation package that includes transfers between Stavanger and the lodge. Hiking boots and waterproof pants/jacket may also be rented for an additional charge.
After meeting you at Preikestolen Mountain Lodge, your guide will lead you up the trail through shifting terrain. When conditions allow, the guide may navigate along an alternative route. Because it is not found on any maps, the alternative trail avoids the crowds that typically descend the mountain during the early afternoon, and therefore offers guests a more secluded experience.
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.
By hiking in the afternoon, you have a better chance of experiencing Preikestolen alongside fewer people. In addition, the shadows created by afternoon sunlight make for better photo opportunities. After a snack and warm beverage at the cliff’s edge, your guide will lead to back down to the trailhead, which will take about 2 hours.
The hike ends at Preikestolen Mountain Lodge at approximately 17:30 (5:30 pm)
Hiking | ~5 hours (including breaks)
Transportation Stavanger – Trailhead | ~1.5 hours (each way)
MEETING LOCATION & TIME
You will meet your guide at Preikestolen Mountain Lodge (located at the trailhead) at 12:30pm.
Driving directions from Stavanger will be sent to you alongside your booking confirmation.
OPTIONAL BUS TRANSFERS | TAU – TRAILHEAD – TAU | 220 NOK per person
If you do not have private transportation to the trailhead, you may add bus transfers during the booking process, which include the following:
- Instructions for taking the 11:15 am ferry from Stavanger to Tau*
- Roundtrip bus ticket Tau – Preikestolen Mountain Lodge / Trailhead
*Ferry tickets between Stavanger and Tau, which are not included, cost 62 NOK per person (each way) and must be paid onboard.