Preikestolen Classic Hike
Premium, Privately Guided Tour to Pulpit Rock
★★★★★ (2 guest reviews)
Price | 7,990 NOK per group (1-7 guests)
Enjoy a privately – guided Preikestolen Classic Hike and explore the Lysefjord on your own terms. Experience Norway’s pristine mountain air and some of the best viewpoints Fjord-Norway has to offer. Get the most out of your adventure – hike with a private guide.
• Pick-up/drop-off + all logistics – hassle-free!
• Post-hike warm soup & freshly-baked bread
• ‘Swords in Rock’ Viking monument visit
• Photo Package
2019 Season | January – December
• Customized pick-up / drop-off times
• Customized pick-up locations
• Ferry crossings x 2
• Professional guide
• Use of hiking poles
• Visit to ‘Swords in Rock’ | 20 mins.
• Hot beverages & snack
• Post-hike soup & bread*
• Photography package
*Mid-January – Mid-December
• 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
• 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.
On an annual basis, the iconic Preikestolen/Pulpit Rock 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.
Book Outdoorlife Norway’s privately-guided hike to Preikestolen and enjoy an intimate, hassle-free visit to one of Norway’s most iconic natural landmarks. Get an introduction to the region’s mountains, islands, and urban fjords from aboard coastal ferries and enjoy breathtaking views of the Lysefjord from atop Preikestolen. Following the hike, savor a warm bowl of soup and freshly baked bread at Preikestolen Mountain Lodge and then conclude your day with a visit to the ‘Swords in Rock’ Viking monument, which was created by a local artist, Fritz Røed.*
This tour is a great option for cruise ship passengers, looking for a private tour without having to worry about logistics or getting back to the cruise ship in time.
After being picked up at the time and location of your choosing (see ‘Duration and Pick-up Details’ tab, above), your adventure will begin with a 40-minute ferry ride across one of the area’s many urban fjords. From aboard the boat, in addition to viewing Stavanger’s city center from a different perspective, you’ll catch your first glimpses of the region’s spectacular nature. Once ashore, you’ll be transported to the base of the hiking trail, which takes about 30 minutes. After a short briefing, you’ll embark on your hike to Preikestolen/Pulpit Rock.
Your guide will lead you up through shifting terrain that, depending on the time of year, may be vibrantly green, shades of yellow, orange, and red, or covered in snow and ice. Each season is unique, and offers guests a different perspective of the Lysefjord. Along the way, while passing lakes, forests, and bogs, you’ll stop at numerous vantage points, 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. As you leave the forests behind, your guide will lead you onward to the mountain’s plateau. 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.
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. If conditions allow, your guide will navigate down a different trail. This alternative route, which is not found on any maps, avoids people hiking up the main trail to Preikestolen, and offers visitors a more secluded experience. Once back at the base of the trail, while enjoying beautiful views of Refsvatnet lake, you’ll relax while savoring a warm bowl of soup and freshly-baked bread at Preikestolen Mountain Lodge.
After the well-deserved break, you’ll begin your journey back to Stavanger. Your guide will follow a different route, which includes a second ferry crossing that offers unique views of the mouth of the Lysefjord. Your fjord adventure will conclude with a stop at the Viking monument ‘Swords in Rock’, which is located on the shore of the Hafrsfjord, where king Harald Fairhair’s triumph in battle (between the years of 872 and 900) resulted in Norway finally becoming one kingdom.
*The standard Itinerary may be altered/tailored, depending on guests´ time schedule and hiking abilities, ferry schedules, weather, and other factors.
Cruise Ship Passengers | To be eligible for this tour, your ship needs to be in harbour for AT LEAST 8 HOURS.
Total | ~8-10 hours (depends on pick-up location, guests’ schedule, and weather conditions)
Hiking |~5-6 hours (including breaks)
Transportation |~1.5 hours (each way)
Post-Hike Rest*| ~1 hour (freshly-baked bread & soup Preikestolen Mountain Lodge)
Visit to ‘Swords in Rock’ Viking monument |~20 minutes
*Mid-January – Mid-December
This is a privately guided tour.
During booking, you may specify your desired pick-up location from a wide range of hotels in the Stavanger region. It’s also possible to choose to be picked up at the airport (SOLA/SVG), a private residence/AirBnB location, or the cruise ship port.
During booking, you may specify your desired pick-up time.
Jan. – Mar. | Pick-up is available between 7:00am and 11:00am, every 30 minutes (7:00, 7:30, etc.)
April – Sept. | Pick-up is available between 7:00am and 2:00pm, every 30 minutes (7:00, 7:30, etc.)
Oct. – Dec. | Pick-up is available between 7:00am and 11:00am, every 30 minutes (7:00, 7:30, etc.)
Note for cruise ship passengers | Your pick-up time must be at/after your scheduled disembarkation time.
DROP-OFF TIMES & LOCATION
The tour ends in Stavanger. The drop-off time will vary between 8-10 hours after your chosen pick-up time. Unless requested otherwise, your guide will drop you off at the same location from which you were picked up.
Note for cruise ship passengers | Your drop-off time must be at/before your scheduled time for re-boarding. We have extensive experience in tailoring our Preikestolen tour to fit into cruise ship passengers’ limited time schedules, and will make sure you will be back to the harbour in time to re-board.
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2019 Season | April – October
Difficulty | Moderate
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Nous avions réservé la randonnée pour le rocher Pulpit lors de notre arrêt en bateau de croisière pour la journée. Malheureusement ce fut une journée tres arrosée…plus de 40-50mm de pluie!
Malgré ceci, ce fut une très belle expérience. Notre guide Salvatore est venu nous chercher au port et nous ramené amplement à temps pour notre départ. Il nous a donné amples renseignements sur la région et répondait bien à toutes nos questions. Il nous a guidé dans la montagne de façon professionnelle tout en prenant des photos de notre groupe. La vue était très limitée mais nous pouvions tout de même vivre une expérience magique du site! Nous le recommandons à tous ceux qui aiment la randonnée en montagne et les paysages à flanc de montagne.
Although the weather is terrible during our hiking on Preikestolen, it’s great experience with our guide Fabrizio’s help. It’s our first time hiking with two girls five and ten. We choose a private tour. It showered off and on through our hiking. The rocks are really slippery when we went down the hill. Fabrizio helped a lot with my little girl while we had to help ourselves down. We took five and a half hour through the hiking. Thress days later we are happy to receive our photos taken by Fabrizio. Thanks a lot! 我们整个徒步过程中天气很糟糕，特别大的雨一阵阵下，即使穿了防水衣裤及登山鞋，依旧湿透，但是干的也快。我们在outdoor life norway报名了私人团，因为是第一次带孩子徒步，不太确定是否安全及照顾好两个5岁及10岁的女孩。下山特别滑，加上徒步时间长，小孩走路不太稳，还好导游Fabrizio在几个陡坡下山过程中全程签手小女儿下山，我们一共花了5个半小时才完成徒步。三天后邮件收到照片，特别感谢！