Preikestolen Classic Hike
1,190 NOK per person
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.
Includes freshly-baked bread & warm soup after the hike.
2020 Season | May – September
• Stavanger pick-up / drop-off
• Professional guide
• Use of hiking poles
• Hot beverages & snack
• Post-hike soup & bread
• 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
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 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 enjoy freshly-baked bread and a well-deserved (and delicious!) bowl of homemade soup before being 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 location||Pick-up time|
|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|
|Eilert Smith Hotel||07:15am|
|Scandic Stavanger City (parking lot, back entrance)||07:15am|
|Thon Hotel Maritim (back entrance)||07:20am|
|Stavanger Bed & Breakfast||07:20am|
|Frogner House Apartments||07:25am|
|St. Svithun Hotel/Hostel||07:25am|
|Preikestolen Mountain Lodge / Trailhead||08:00am|
The tour ends in Stavanger at approximately 15:30 (3:30pm).