Preikestolen Winter Hike + Lodge Package

PACKAGE PRICE: From 1,720 NOK per person

Join us on an off-season hike to Preikestolen and experience the spectacular Lysefjord during Norway’s wintertime! Spend a night at the wonderful Preikestolen Mountain Lodge before or after the hike.

Have you ever been hiking through snow and ice? Just a stone’s throw outside of Stavanger, the region’s majestic mountains rise hundreds of meters straight out of the sea. During much of the winter, the mountaintops are blanketed in thick layers of snow and the trail to Preikestolen is almost deserted in comparison with other times the of year. Those who venture up the trail experience the peace and solitude that comes with the stillness of wintertime.

Because of the presence of snow and ice, hiking to Preikestolen without a guide during the wintertime is not recommended. Our professional guides are trained to safely maneuver through the frozen landscape as well as winter’s rapidly changing weather conditions. They carry with them all necessary navigation, safety, first-aid, and outdoor winter equipment.

Included in this package is accommodation (one-night, including dinner & breakfast) at the wonderful Preikestolen Mountain Lodge, before or after your hike. The mountain lodge, which overlooks the trainquil Refsvatn lake, is widely known throughout Europe, as it is architecturally unique and environmentally friendly. The special character of the building, which was designed by the architect firm Helen and Hard, and its harmonious interaction with nature offers visitors a memorable experience.

MODERATE DIFFICULTY – Suitable for people of most ages – excluding children younger than 12 yrs. – who are in general good condition, and have previous hiking experience.

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2018 Season: January 23 – March 11
(available Tuesday – Saturday)

If you want to join the guided hike without accommodation, book the Preikestolen Winter Hike (Jan 5 – March 11). If you want to visit Preikestolen before January 2018, book the Autumn Hike to Preikestolen (Oct.16 – Dec. 23). If you want to visit Preikestolen after March 11, book the Preikestolen Spring Hike (March 11 – Apr. 23), the Preikestolen Sunrise Hike (April 24 – Oct. 15), or Preikestolen Hike ‘Off the Beaten Track’ (April 24 – Oct. 15).

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Product Description

2018 Season: January 23 – March 11 (available Tuesday – Saturday)
If you want to join the guided hike without accommodation, book the Preikestolen Winter Hike (Jan 5 – March 11). If you want to visit Preikestolen before January 2018, book the Autumn Hike to Preikestolen (Oct.16 – Dec. 23). If you want to visit Preikestolen after March 11, book the Preikestolen Spring Hike (March 11 – Apr. 23), the Preikestolen Sunrise Hike (April 24 – Oct. 15), or Preikestolen Hike ‘Off the Beaten Track’ (April 24 – Oct. 15).

Some of the world’s most spectacular fjord-views can be seen from atop Preikestolen, one of Norway’s most popular hiking destinations.  In 2017, approximately 300,000 hikers were expected to find their way up to the cliff, hanging an impressive 604 meters above the Lysefjord.

Outdoorlife Norway invites you to experience a unique Preikestolen hiking adventure, guaranteed to be crowd-free! Join us on this unique hike to Preikestolen and delight in the crisp stillness of Norway’s long, dark winter. Hike in near-solitude while encountering breathtaking views of Preikestolen and the Lysefjord, which are often blanketed in snow this time of year. Add to your experience by spending a night at the wonderful Preikestolen Mountain Lodge (before or after the hike).

NOTE: Because of the presence of snow and ice, hiking to Preikestolen without a guide during the wintertime is not recommended. Our professional guides are trained to safely maneuver through the frozen landscape as well as winter’s rapidly changing weather conditions. They carry with them all necessary navigation, safety, first-aid, and outdoor winter equipment.

MODERATE DIFFICULTY

Suitable for people of most ages – excluding children younger than 12 yrs. – who are in general good condition, and have previous hiking experience.

Please do not book tours that exceed your skill-level/physical abilities. (read more)

PREIKESTOLEN WINTER HIKE
Your professional guide will meet you early-morning at your selected meeting point and transport you to the base of the hiking trail. After a short briefing, you’ll embark on your journey to Preikestolen.

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Once at the trailhead, your guide will lead you up through the shifting terrain 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. As needed, you’ll adjust the equipment you use 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, you’ll be rewarded with a panoramic view of some of the most dramatic scenery Fjord-Norway has to offer. Standing atop the 604-meter-high cliff, the views of the Lysefjord and surrounding mountains are nothing short of awe-inspiring. On top of that, you’ll have the privilege of becoming one of the very few to have experienced Preikestolen during wintertime =)

After a well-deserved break at the cliff’s edge, your guide will lead you back down to the trail-head, which will take about 2 hours*. The tour ends either at Preikestolen Mountain Lodge or with transportation back to Stavanger. (Arrival back in Stavanger at approximately* 18:30 (6:30pm)).

*Due to the possibility of changing weather conditions, your trip may last longer than approximated.

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LODGE ACCOMMODATION
Included in this package is overnight accommodation (1-night) at the unique Preikestolen Mountain Lodge. You may choose to spend the night before or after your hike (make your selection when booking). The lodge is known throughout Europe as being an architecturally unique and environmentally friendly lodging. The unusual character of the building and its harmonious interaction with nature gives visitors a memorable experience. Enjoy a well-deserved shower, restful night’s sleep, and local Norwegian cuisine while overlooking the tranquil Refsvatn Lake.


Included in this package:

  • Transportation to or from the start of the trail (including ferry crossing)
  • Professional guide with navigation, safety, and emergency equipment
  • Necessary equipment (spikes, snow shoes, poles)
  • Hot beverages and a snack during the hike
  • Accommodation at Preikestolen Mountain Lodge, incl. dinner and breakfast

Pick-up & Meeting Point
When booking this tour, you may choose between the following pick-up/rendezvous options:

If staying at Preikestolen Mountain Lodge the night BEFORE the hike
Your guide will meet you in the reception area of the lodge (for exact time, please see times for ‘Preikestolen Mountain Lodge / Trailhead’ in table below). After the hike, the guide will transport you back to Stavanger city-centre (arriving at approximately 18:30 (6:30pm)). Please note: transportation to the lodge the day before the hike is not included. If you do not have personal transportation, take the ferry (see schedule here) from Stavanger to Tau (40 minutes), then a taxi to the lodge (25 minutes). To order, call +47 51 74 54 20 one day in advance. Please select Preikestolen Mountain Lodge as your meeting point when booking. The tour ends in Stavanger at approximately* 18:30 (6:30pm).

If staying at Preikestolen Mountain Lodge the night AFTER the hike
When booking, you may select from the following meeting times and locations**

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Please note: transportation back to Stavanger the day after the hike is not included. If you do not have personal transportation, the reception staff can help you arrange transportation.

**On occasion, during periods of high-demand, we may set up additional departures. When that’s the case, meeting and drop-off times will vary. Please click on the ‘Book Now’ button to check availability. 

PREIKESTOLEN WINTER HIKE PACKAGE PRICES:
One Guest – Single room / dinner / breakfast: 2,190 NOK
Two Guests – Double room / dinner / breakfast: 3,690 NOK (1,845 NOK PP)
Three Guests (2 adults, 1 child) – Family room / dinner / breakfast: 5,290 NOK (1,763 NOK PP)
Four Guests (2 adults, 2 children) – Family room / dinner / breakfast: 6,890 NOK (1,723 NOK PP)

2018 Season: January 23 – March 11 (available Tuesday – Saturday)
If you want to join the guided hike without accommodation, book the Preikestolen Winter Hike (Jan 5 – March 11). If you want to visit Preikestolen before January 2018, book the Autumn Hike to Preikestolen (Oct.16 – Dec. 23). If you want to visit Preikestolen after March 11, book the Preikestolen Spring Hike (March 11 – Apr. 23), the Preikestolen Sunrise Hike (April 24 – Oct. 15), or Preikestolen Hike ‘Off the Beaten Track’ (April 24 – Oct. 15).

Please read the “Additional information” and “General conditions of contract” before booking.

Additional Information

MODERATE DIFFICULTY

Suitable for people of most ages – excluding children younger than 12 yrs. – who are in general good condition, and have previous hiking experience.

Total Distance: 8 kilometers
Total Ascent: 500 meters

DURATION (HIKE)

Total: ~8-9 hours (depends on pick-up location and weather conditions)
Hiking: ~6 hours (including breaks)
Transportation: ~1 hour (each way)

WHEN?

08:00am – 18:30 (6:30pm) (approximately; see times in product description)
(January-March: for available dates, please click on the "Book Now" button above)

WHERE?

Pick-up/drop off at various locations in and around Stavanger OR at Preikestolen Mountain Lodge
See details in product description.
(Please choose your preferred time & meeting-point when booking)

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

Transportation from OR to Stavanger (including ferry crossing)
Professional Guide carrying navigation, safety, first-aid, and winter/outdoor equipment
Hot beverages & snack during the hike
Accommodation at Preikestolen Mountain Lodge, including dinner and breakfast

WHAT TO BRING?

Proper hiking boots/shoes*
Outdoor clothing for winter: water-resistant/insulated pants,
rain-proof jacket, woolen sweater, hat, and gloves
Small backpack with additional clothing layers/thermal underwear
Packed lunch / bottled water / additional snacks
(NOTE: NO JEANS/SNEAKERS!)

*It’s possible to rent both hiking boots and outdoor-clothing from us.
(Please make your selection when booking)

LANGUAGES

English, Norwegian

NUMBER/AGE OF PARTICIPANTS

Maximum: 14 people (adults + children as young as 12 yrs.)

CHANGES DUE TO WEATHER

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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