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Preikestolen Autumn Cruise & Hike

Unique Guided Tour to Pulpit Rock!
Price | 1,790 NOK per person
★★★★★ | 6 guest reviews

Enjoy the Lysefjord’s magic Autumn colors and post-equinox daylight while experiencing Preikestolen from two unique perspectives! View the impressive ‘Pulpit Rock’ from aboard a fjord cruise at sea level. Then, embark on an afternoon guided hike to the famous cliffside.

2021 Season | October 1 – December 31

Other Preikestolen Guided Adventures

Tour Includes

• 2-hour fjord cruise
• Transportation
Professional guide
• Use of snow spikes (if needed)
• Use of hiking poles
• Use of head lamp
• Hot beverages & snack

Please Bring

• Proper hiking boots*
• Warm, thick socks x 2
• Water-resistant pants*

• Rain-proof jacket*
• Fleece or woollen sweater
• Warm hat and gloves*
• Small backpack*
• Packed lunch / water / snacks

*items can also be rented


• Hiking boots rental | + 200 NOK
• Hiking pants rental | + 150 NOK
• Hiking jacket rental | + 150 NOK
• Day-pack rental | + 50 NOK

• Hiking gloves |
+ 89 NOK

• Beanie/Hat | + 139 NOK
• Photography package | + 299 NOK
• Cancel. protection | + 199 NOK

Rental 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*

≥ 8 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.

We cannot guarantee that the sunset 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 sunsets have resulted from such conditions =)

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Monday – Friday

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

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

Join us on a unique combination of Rødne’s 2-hour fjord cruise and Outdoorlife Norway’s Preikestolen Autumn HikeCruise through the Lysefjord, experience Norway’s crisp, cool mountain air, and feast your eyes on the imposing cliff, which hangs 604 meters above the Lysefjord, from below. Then enjoy an autumn hike on trails that were recently upgraded by Nepalese Sherpas. While standing atop Preikestolen, witness the magic of the season’s shifting colors and some of the most spectacular views Norway has to offer.

Your adventure starts late-morning in Stavanger, with a 2-hour Rødne fjord cruise, during which you’ll view Stavanger from a different perspective and get an overview of the surrounding fjords, islands, and mountains. Having left Stavanger behind, you’ll travel through the Høgsfjord, before navigating under a suspension bridge that spans the mouth of the Lysefjord. Here, steep mountain walls towering hundreds of meters above the fjord emerge. You’ll then be able to feast your eyes on majestic Preikestolen, which appears to reach into the sky above the spectacular Lysefjord. While the cruise navigates back out of the fjord, you’ll visit Vagabond’s cove, where Rødne will share the legend of this mysterious natural landmark. The captain will also carefully steer the boat’s bow up to the Hengjane waterfall, where you’ll have the opportunity to sample its crystal-clear water. During the cruise, you’ll can choose between enjoying the striking scenery from the comfort of the boat’s sheltered cabin or venturing out onto the spacious sundeck.

Back at the mouth of the Lysefjord, the second part of your adventure begins. Once ashore, you’ll meet your hiking guide, who will transport you further to the base of the hiking trail. After a short briefing, you’ll start your hike to Preikestolen.

By October, visitor numbers have become dramatically lower than during the summer.  The area’s flora and fauna prepare for the long, dark winter, and stillness sets in across Norway’s vast wilderness. Autumn is the perfect time of year to experience the Lysefjord and Preikestolen from a unique perspective. The shadows become longer with every day that passes, and the ambient light seems to dance across the fjord’s mountainsides. Snow, when present, offers a splendid contrast to the flame-colored foliage.  Your guide will lead you up through the shifting terrain and onward to the mountain’s plateau. If conditions permit, you’ll follow an alternate route, which offers unique perspectives and exclusive photo opportunities. This late in the year, weather conditions are constantly changing. As needed, you’ll adjust the equipment you use (ice spikes, etc.) in accordance with the changing conditions. Along the way, there will be opportunities to catch your breath and snap photos of the spectacular nature around you.

After 2.5 hours* of trekking, you’ll be rewarded with a panoramic view of some of the most dramatic scenery Fjord-Norway has to offer. 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. You’ll then be lead up to a unique 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. On top of that, you’ll have the privilege of becoming one of the few to have experienced Preikestolen off-season =)

After a well-deserved break at the cliffside, your guide will lead you back down to the trailhead / Preikestolen Mountain Lodge, which will take about 2-2.5 hours*. We strongly recommend this modern, cozy lodge as a place to overnight after your hike. On your way down the trail, you’ll be facing Stavanger and the north sea. You’ll be able to watch as the sun sets over the horizon, sometimes illuminating the sky with vivid colors. Once darkness falls, your guide will provide you with headlamps to ensure that you safely navigate the last stretch of the trail. After a few last breathes of crisp mountain air, you’ll return as a group to Stavanger. During the drive, your guide will navigate through the world’s longest undersea road tunnel.

Total |
~8-9 hours (depends on weather conditions)
Fjord Cruise | ~2 hours
Hiking | ~5-6 hours (including breaks)
Land Transportation | ~1 hour

The Rødne fjord cruise departs from Stavanger harbor, Vågen, at 11:00am.

Please arrive 20 minutes before the departure time. The boat will not wait for late arrivals.
Please note that this portion of the tour is without a guide.

You will meet your hiking guide at the ferry quay in Forsand.
Please remember to disembark the ferry at that location.

When booking, you may select from the following drop-off locations:

Drop-off location
AirBnB location***
Scandic Stavanger City
Thon Hotel Maritim
Stavanger Bed & Breakfast
Frogner House Apartments (Lagårdsveien)
St. Svithun Hotel/Hostel
Clarion Hotel Stavanger
Radisson Blu Atlantic Hotel
Stavanger Tourist Information Office
Eilert Smith Hotel
Clarion Collection Skagen Brygge
***Airbnb drop-offs are limited to Stavanger city center.

The tour ends in Stavanger at approximately 19:30 (7:30pm).
In the event that snow is present, your hike may last longer than approximated.


Preikestolen Autumn Hike
1,290 NOK per-person

Autumn is the perfect time of year to experience the Lysefjord and Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) from a unique perspective. Join a guided hike and witness the magic of the season’s shifting colors and post-equinox daylight.

2020 Season | October – December
Difficulty | Moderate

Kjerag Autumn Hike
1,490 NOK per-person

Witness the magic of the season’s shifting colors and Norway’s crisp and cool mountain air. Snow, when present, contrasts splendidly with the flame-colored foliage. Join our autumn guided hike to Kjerag before the season is over!

2020 Season | September – November
Difficulty | More Difficult


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A must do activity! Excellent hike and guide

We did the hike up to Preikestolen with the Fjord cruise beforehand. It was amazing. Erlend was a great guide and host. Knowledgable about the area, tooks us to some great spots for photos and tailored the hike to our abiltites and our needs. Would 100% recommend to do this activity. The boat ride beforehand was very worth it too as you got to see the fjord from a different perspective. Walking down with the head torches was also a great experience, and going up a little later avioded the crowds.


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Preikestolen Autumn Cruise & Hike

An unforgettable experience that allows you to connect with nature. Good organization and fantastic guide.


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Takk for turen!

Amazing experience! We had a private hike to the Preikestolen with a very friendly and professional guide. Never to forget.

Falco v

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Great experience and guidance. Lysefjord is beautiful!

Everything was great, no problems of any kind. Our guide was professional and interesting person, thank him for this great time we did the hike 🙂 Totally recommended, the place is beautiful both from water and from pulpit rock!


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Wow ! Amazing experience ! We highly recommend it ! 😉

Etant donné que nous n’avions pas beaucoup d’expérience en randonnée, nous avons fait appel aux services de Outdoorlife Norway. Et nous en sommes très heureux. L’organisation parfaite pour faire une randonnée de plus de 4 heures en toute sécurité. Le tour en bateau dans le fjord Lysefjord était très agréable et les paysages sublimes. Notre guide Erlend était très sympa et très attentionné. Une fois arrivés au sommet, nous étions tous seuls et la vue est époustouflante ! Erlend nous a servi une bonne tasse de jus de cassis chaud une fois arrivés au sommet du Preikestolen. Juste divin de siroter son jus chaud en admirant ce paysage grandiose ! ;-)) Cette excursion peut convenir à des familles avec de grands enfants. Nous y sommes allés avec nos enfants de 9 et 13 ans et ils ont adoré. Nous recommandons vivement !! @ Erlend, thank you so much for this amazing experience !

Tania F

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Awesome experience!!!Kjierag & Preikestolen hike (and cruise)

I did the hikes to Preikestolen and Kjierag in November with Outdoor Norway. I enjoyed the hikes very much. I felt save and being taken care of by the guides. I would definitely recommend to do a tour with them.