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Preikestolen Winter / Spring
Cruise & Hike

Unique Guided Tour to Pulpit Rock!
1,790 NOK per person | ★★★★★ (12 guest reviews)

Enjoy the Lysefjord during the serenity of Norway’s winter/springtime 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. You’ll be rewarded with some of the most unforgettable scenery Fjord-Norway has to offer.

2020 Season | January 2 – April 30

Other Preikestolen Guided Outdoor Adventures

Tour Includes

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

Please Bring

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

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

*items can also be rented

Extras

• 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

NOTE
Rental Prices → per-piece/per-tour

Difficulty

MODERATE DIFFICULTY
Suitable for participants who are generally in good physical condition & have previous hiking experience.

DISTANCE | 8 kilometers
ASCENT | 500 meters

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Participants

MAXIMUM | 14 Hikers

MUST BE
≥ 8 years old

> 15kg | 33lbs.
> 105cm | 3ft. 6in.
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IMPORTANT
Please do not book tours that exceed your skill-level or physical abilities.

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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.

NOTE: 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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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.

Join us on an exciting tour that combines Rødne’s 2-hour fjord cruise and Outdoorlife Norway’s Preikestolen Winter/Spring Hike. Cruise through the Lysefjord by catamaran and experience Norway’s ‘Fjord of Lights’ as it begins its yearly transformation into a green oasis. Peer up at Preikestolen, which clings to the mountainside 604 meters overhead. Enjoy a winter/spring hike to the cliffside on trails that have been upgraded by Nepalese Sherpas. Take in the stillness of being one of the few to stand atop Preikestolen during the off-season and enjoy some of the most spectacular views in all of Norway.

Your adventure begins midday in Stavanger with a 2-hour cruise into the Lysefjord. After departing the harbor, you’ll be able to view Stavanger from a different perspective and get an overview of the surrounding fjords, islands, and mountains. Having left the city behind, you’ll glide through the Høgsfjord, and then cruise under a suspension bridge that’s located above the inlet to the Lysefjord. Here, steep mountain walls towering hundreds of meters above the fjord emerge.  

From sea-level, you’ll be able to feast your eyes on majestic Preikestolen, which appears to reach into the sky above the 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 delicious crystal-clear water. During the cruise, you’ll have the opportunity to choose between enjoying the striking scenery from the comfort of the boat’s sheltered cabin or venturing out onto the spacious sundeck.

The second portion of your adventure begins back at the mouth of the Lysefjord where you’ll be met by your Outdoorlife Norway hiking guide, who will transport you onward to the Preikestolen trailhead. After a short information and safety briefing, you’ll start the hike to Preikestolen. Your guide will lead you up through marshlands, forests and onward to the mountain’s plateau. This early in the year, weather conditions are constantly changing and the trail is often covered with snow and ice, often well into springtime. As needed, you’ll adjust your equipment (ice spikes, etc.) to match the changes in terrain.

Along the way, there will be opportunities to catch your breath, enjoy a warm beverage, and snap photos of the spectacular nature around you. After 2.5-3.5 hours of trekking, while standing atop mighty Preikestolen, you’ll be rewarded with a panoramic view of the Lysefjord and its surrounding mountains and valleys. The exhilaration of standing atop the 604-meter-high cliff is nothing short of awe-inspiring. You’ll be able to feel content in knowing that you’re one of the few that have experienced Preikestolen during the off-season. After a well-deserved break at the cliff’s edge, your guide will lead you back down to the trailhead*, which will take about 2 hours.

On your way down to the trailhead, 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. When darkness falls, your guide will provide you with a headlamp to ensure that you’re able to safely hike the last stretch of the trail. During the drive back to Stavanger, your guide will take an alternative route, which includes the world´s longest undersea road tunnel.  At the end of the day, you’ll arrive back in Stavanger full of unique memories that will surely last a lifetime.

*Near the trailhead you’ll see Preikestolen Mountain Lodge. We strongly recommend this modern yet cozy lodge as a place to overnight after your hike.

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

MEETING LOCATION
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. 

DROP-OFF
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

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.

***If you choose ‘Airbnb’ as your drop-off location, you must send us the address no later than 12 hours before the start of the tour. Airbnb drop-offs are limited to Stavanger city center.

OTHER TOURS THAT MAY BE OF INTEREST

Preikestolen Winter / Spring Hike
1,290 NOK per-person

Grab the chance to beat the crowds and enjoy a guided hike to Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) and the Lysefjord during the serenity of Norway’s off-season.

2020 Season | January – April
Difficulty | Moderate

GUEST REVIEWS

Verified review, copied from GetYourGuide

Esperienza magica. Un posto unico al mondo. Un atmosfera fantastica e una guida davvero disponibile. Consigliatissimo

 

Raffaele – Italy

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Sunset Hike – Best Experience

We had planned the trek to Pulpit rock on 30th Dec. A good thing to be remembered before the new year eve..
Started with the Fjord cruise – it was relaxing and beautiful when the cruise sailed through the fjords. Even with rain we enjoyed the most when the cruise sailed near the waterfalls. Post the relaxing tour of 2 hours we met Ties – our professional guide. He kept us well informed about the weather, required equipment’s if any, the whereabouts and he also took some amazing photos during the hike. It was really nice of him when he used the short breaks in between the hikes to explain us about the path, posts, rescue huts and nearby surrounding. We started our hike in rain but the entire experience was worth.The best part was walking down with headlights when there is no daylight and pitch dark. We were bit unlucky as on the top we couldn’t have a good view as it was cloudy and visibility was low but never the less the sunset hike is something to be remembered forever. Really want to thank Ties – The Expert guide.. for ensuring our safety while we had such a great memorable experience with his company.
Will always recommend Ties and/or Outdoor Norway company for a hike tour in Norway.

 

Rahul_D9087

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Fantastische ervaring: dikke aanrader

Mijn vriend en ik hebben deelgenomen aan de preikestolen hike en fjord cruise. Om 11 uur vertrok de boot vanuit Stavanger. Het is een grote moderne boot. Binnen kun je op lekkere stoelen achter grote ramen zitten en eventueel wat te drinken en snacken bestellen, om zo van het uitzicht te genieten. Je kunt ook naar buiten het dek op om uit te waaien en bijvoorbeeld mooie foto’s te maken. Tijdens de vaart wordt er via een soort audiotour zo nu en dan informatie over de fjorden gegeven in het Noors en Engels. Op een gegeven moment vaart de boot vlak langs een waterval, waar een van de bemanningsleden een emmer water onder houdt wat je vervolgens mag drinken, dit was een leuke toevoeging.

Na de prachtige vaartocht meerden we aan in Forsand, waar we door de gids Fabrizio werden opgewacht voor de hike. Wij waren de enige twee die de hike hadden gereserveerd, dus hadden eigenlijk een privégids. Fabrizio bracht ons met de auto naar het startpunt van de hike naar Preikestolen. Wij hadden waterdichte kleding en bergschoenen aan maar deze waren ook te huur in het hikerscafé waar we de tour startten. De wandeling naar de preikestolen was absoluut prachtig! We hadden heel wisselend weer: regen, zon, sneeuw en wind. Fabrizio nam ons mee op een mooi “off road” pad naast het standaardpad. Hij vertelde veel over de omgeving en het was leuk om met hem te kletsen. Eenmaal boven op de preikestolen hebben we genoten van het geweldige uitzicht. De zon ging toen onder, wat voor een mooi licht boven de bergen en fjorden zorgde. Omdat wij onze fotocamera vergeten waren hadden we besloten het fotopakket bij te boeken; voor ongeveer 30 euro nam Fabrizio tijdens de hike foto’s van de omgeving en ons die we enkele dagen later per mail toegestuurd kregen. Mooie foto’s en leuk om als herinnering te hebben!
Tijdens de terugtocht was het donker en wandelden we met behulp van de hoofdlampen die Fabrizio mee had genomen. We zijn erg blij dat we deze hike en cruise geboekt hebben, het was echt een geweldige ervaring en zeker een aanrader om in de winter te doen. Bovenop de Preikestolen waren wij de enigen en tijdens de hele tocht zijn we maar twee andere wandelaars tegengekomen.

Takk for turen Fabrizio!

 

Stippeltjessokken

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Highly recommend the winter cruise and hike, especially in the snow! Experience of a lifetime hiking through such a winter wonderland, spectacular views and very few other people on the way.

 

Verified review, copied from TripAdvisor

Incredible day out with a lovely small company which deserves recognition and to gain more business

A friend and I chose the all-day cruise and hike package and I will say it was an incredible and unforgettable experience.

The cruise through the Fjords was well managed, with lots of information about the area’s geography and history coming through the speakers and exciting stop-off points at various locations including an amazing waterfall.

We met our tour guide – who was also our cameraman, having chosen to pay for the extra photography package – before the hike. He took us to the company cabin where I rented some walking boots and we said we’d prefer the more challenging off-path hiking route.

All I can say is it was a wonderful day. Our tour guide Erlend was full of knowledge and you could tell he was passionate about his job.

He took some great photos of us climbing Preikestolen and kept us safe while atop the summit, while providing some snacks and a hot drink too.

Views from the top of Preikestolen were indescribable. Such a vast fjord and barren, snow-topped peaks. It was a White Christmas for me after all as we hiked through the snowy rocky hills 🙂

I recommend this package to anyone. 5 stars.

Alex W

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Unique experience

After a relaxed comfortable cruise trip, which included great views, a lot of waterfalls (the crew even filled up a bucket to taste the water) and the preikestolen mystical up rise from the water, we climbed up to the preikestolen. The weather was grey, rainy and cold, but we were prepared for that. Others who weren’t could rent jackets, pants etc. The hike was amazing! Most of the way up was flooded and we had no view do to the thick clouds.. however the experience was great. Ties, our excellent enthousiastic guide, told us about the surroundings and Norway itself. We hiked back in the dark with headlamps, what an experience! For short, we loved it as experienced hikers. With the high quality pictures taken by the guide we can relive it whenever we want 🙂 Definitely an unique experience!

Aleida0102

Verified review, copied from GetYourGuide

Notre guide Hylde est extra ! Nous avons fait une très belle randonnée

JULIE

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Great experience !

My girlfriend and I made the Preikestolen Sunset Hike. The whole experience was great! The service, the hike up, and the view. Johaness awesome guide

lorenzorX9595YE

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Unbelievably amazing!

The guided walk up let’s you go at your own pace with plenty of opportunities for breaks and snaps. Hilda was very knowledgable and brought her Alaskan husky for the walk too which made the walk even more fun and adventurous! Tricky walk in patches with the ice, but mostly fine. Views from Preikestolen are incredible, we’ll never forget the experience which has to go down as one of the greatest walks you’ll ever do. Tak fur turen!

688oles

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Unforgettable

Our cruise and hike package to Preikestolen was absolutely fantastic. The two guides and Molli the husky were knowledgeable and friendly – I knew I was in safe hands – and as someone travelling by myself it was ideal. The cruise part was good, but the real adventure was in the hike which takes about 8 hours all together. There didn’t seem to be many companies offering the trip at this time of year but it won’t be just the end view that you remember – the entire trip was excellent and very well organised. Here’s to Kjerag next time I visit!

hcm160

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Preikestolen hike

I took part in the Preikestolen hike and fjord cruise in early February. 
The fjord cruise was great despite not being able to go our original route due to ice blocking the fjord. This didn’t cut the trip short at all and we still were out on the water for all the time we were meant to be.
I was the only person on the cruise to take part in the hike to Preikestolen, and I really think everyone else missed out. 
My guide, Erlend, was very friendly and knowledgable about the local area and told me lots cool things before we even got to the hike. 
I’d arranged to hire boots from Outdoorlife Norway. This was easy to do and Erlend had them waiting for me. They fit well and were comfortable for the duration of the hike. 
As we were the only two people hiking in our group it was easy to stop and take pictures whenever, but Erlend was so accommodating I don’t think this would be an issue in a larger group. As a keen, (and good), photographer he was also happy to stop and take pictures along the route, which I appreciated.
We didn’t meet many hikers on our route and had the rock to ourselves when we arrived at the top, which was excellent. 
I’d recommend this tour to anyone. Erlend was an excellent guide and we even went off route on our return leg to see views from some extra vantage points. Plus he went out of his way to save me waiting for a later ferry by running back to the hike start and collecting the car to pick me up en route for returning to Stavanger.
Altogether a highly enjoyable experience and a highlight of my time in Norway.

lindsayhE3350OC

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Brilliant foggy hike to ourselves

Had a fantastic time hiking up to Preikestolen, and would definitely love to go back again in clearer weather! Our guide Hilda met us from the boat, and drove us to the start of the trek. She was friendly and chatty, and knowledgeable about the area. The hike itself wasn’t too tiring, and the fog gave it a mysterious edge. We had Preikestolen to ourselves when we were up there, which was an added bonus. Hiking back in the dark was a great experience too!

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