‘Sunset to Sunrise’
The Ultimate Twilight Tour to Pulpit Rock!
From 2,790 NOK per adult | over 16 yrs.
From 1,395 per child | 8 – 15 yrs.
★★★★★ | 2 guest reviews
Spend a night in the mountains, and sleep under the stars! Enjoy both a sunset and a sunrise from a top Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock). An epic, unparalleled way to experience the Fjord of Lights’ spectacular fjord landscapes.
Includes dinner, accommodation at a ready-made campsite, and breakfast!
2021 Season | June – August
Also Available as a Private Tour
8,990 NOK | 1 – 4 guests
14,990 NOK | 5 – 8 guests
• Stavanger pick-up / drop-off
• Dinner at mountain lodge
• Professional guide
• Use of headlamp
• Use of hiking poles
• Camp gear (setup done in advance)
• Hot beverages & snack
• Post-hike breakfast/lunch
• Proper hiking boots*
• Warm, thick socks x 2
• Water-resistant pants*
• Rain-proof jacket*
• Fleece or woollen sweater
• Warm hat and gloves*
• Pyjamas / thermal underwear
• Small backpack*
• Water / snacks
*items can also be rented
• Photography package | + 299 NOK
• Cancel. protection | + 199 NOK
• Hiking boots rental | + 200 NOK
• Hiking pants rental | + 150 NOK
• Hiking jacket rental | + 150 NOK
• Day-pack rental | + 50 NOK
• Hiking gloves | + 89 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.
We cannot guarantee that the sunset and/or sunrise will be visible during all hikes. As with all outdoor activities, weather is not something humans can control. Based on our experiences with past guests, we don’t cancel our tours in advance because of grey skies, light rain, or fog. Guests have a wide range of expectations, but it is our experience that most would rather go through with their hike, regardless of the weather conditions. Hiking under blue skies is nice, but there is also beauty in hiking through clouds, fog, and light rain. Some of the most spectacular sunrises have resulted from such conditions =)
DID YOU KNOW?
Outdoorlife Norway is the pioneer of guided sunrise hikes to Preikestolen.
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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.
Outdoorlife Norway invites you to take part in our most exclusive Preikestolen experience, which is designed to maximize your nature experience in every possible way. During our Preikestolen ‘Sunset to Sunrise’ experience, you will:
- Hike different trails than the unguided day visitors
Hike in solitude and enjoy hidden views
- Avoid the main-stream crowds
Most visitors to Preikestolen head back down the trail before sunset
- Be the last visitors of the day at Preikestolen
Experience the sunset over the mountains in peace and tranquility
- Camp on the mountain, without the need to carry camping equipment.
Enjoy our ready-made camp!
- Maximize your time in the Lysefjord
The 7-10 hour stay at Preikestolen allows ample time to capture great photos and increases the chance of clear views.
- Be the first visitors of the day at Preikestolen
You’ll catch the sun rising over the Lysefjord before the main-stream visitors have even started their hike
- Never get hungry
We’ll provide you with dinner, snacks (evening/late-night/morning), coffee, a traditional Norwegian breakfast buffet.
Your guide will pick you up from Stavanger during the afternoon hours. Your adventure will begin with a 30-minute transfer to the base of the hiking trail, including driving the world’s longest undersea road tunnel. At Preikestolen Mountain Lodge, you’ll have time to relax while enjoying a traditional dinner prepared by skilled cooks. After dinner, you’ll have plenty of time to allow the food to settle while your guide gives an information and safety briefing.
As other visitors are heading back down the main trail, you’ll embark on your journey up to Preikestolen. Your guide will navigate along an alternative trail that is almost unknown, even amongst the locals. The rustic trail winds through shallow wetlands and hushed woodland groves, ascending up towards the fjord’s edge. The landscape gets more peaceful as the last tourists descend from the mountain, which changes the mood completely. After 2.5 hours of hiking you’ll reach a ready–made campsite. Your resting place for the night has a 360-degree panoramic view. With a headlamp at the ready, you’ll wave farewell as the sun sets in the west. On clearer days, the distant coastline on the horizon will light up in golden hues and the mountains will be painted red by the last rays of sunlight.
As night approaches, it’ll be time to retreat to the warmth and comfort of your tent, which is located on a ridge adjacent to Preikestolen. If desired, you’ll enjoy a few short hours of sleep before your guide wakes you. During that time, the sun has traveled and is about to rise again in the east, over the Lysefjord.
You’ll start the morning with a pre-dawn, 30-minute hike that takes you back to the Preikestolen plateau before the sunrise. After finding a comfortable place to relax, you’ll watch as the first beams of sunlight climb over the horizon and illuminate the Lysefjord’s steep mountain walls. While relaxing, you’ll have ample time to take photos while enjoying a snack and warm beverage.
Long before the first tourist-packed busses arrive from Stavanger at the trailhead, you’ll be on your way back down the trail to conclude your unique hiking experience with a well-deserved breakfast / lunch at Preikestolen Mountain Lodge. Full of new, life-long memories, you’ll be transported back to Stavanger.
Total | 17-20* hours (one night)
Total Time Outdoors | 12-15 hours
Transportation | ~1 hour (each way)
Dinner at Preikestolen Mountain Lodge | ~1.5 hours
Pre-Hike Preparation & Briefing | ~1 hour
Hiking | ~2-3 hours each way to/from camp (including breaks)
Total Time at Camp/Preikestolen | ~7-10 hours
Post-Hike Rest | ~1 hour (breakfast/lunch at Preikestolen Mountain Lodge)
*The tour duration depends highly on the sunset and sunrise, weather, and other factors. It can therefore vary.
PICK-UP / MEETING LOCATION
When booking, you may select from the following pick-up/meeting locations. The pick-up times depend on the time of year:
DROP-OFF | The tour ends in Stavanger between 9:00am and 11:00am.
Pick-up location JUNE, JULY AUGUST Clarion Hotel Stavanger (Arne Rettedalsgate) 16:00 (4:00pm) 15:00 (3:00pm) Scandic Stavanger City (Reidar Berges gate, parking lot/back entrance) 16:00 (4:00pm) 15:00 (3:00pm) Preikestolen Basecamp Adventure Center (Trailhead) 16:45 (4:45pm) 15:45 (4:45pm)
This is an approximation which depends highly on the time of year, weather, and other factors.
OTHER TOURS THAT MAY BE OF INTEREST
Kjerag Summer Hike “Beat the Crowd”
1,490 NOK per-person
Searching for a unique experience? Cruise through the Lysefjord and hike up the trail to Kjerag in near solitude. Fjord cruise included!
2020 Season | June – August
Difficulty | More Difficult
Verified review, copied from TripAdvisor
We went on the new Sunset to Sunrise hike to Pulpit Rock.
The hike was a bit challenging, but we went off the main hiking path so we didn’t encounter many tourist. Our guide was very friendly, making a few stops during the hike telling us some interesting stories about the area, the nature and the Norwegian folk culture.
It was rainy during the major part of the tour, but the overall experience was very good. The views over the pulpit rock were amazing and worth the visit.
Verified review, copied from TripAdvisor
We were part of a small group, walked up to Preikestolen in early evening after dinner at BaseCamp (included). Even though the weather become challenging, the hike was great and the tents had already been set up for us. We were alone at Preikestolen in the evening, probably because of the weather. Early next morning we were luckier, again our small group were alone and this time with very good view of Lysefjorden. Our guide Erlend was great, he had a lot of knowledge as well.
We ended the tour with breakfast in BaseCamp.
Would have chosen the same tour option and operator again