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Preikestolen Autumn Cruise & Private Hike
Enjoy the Lysefjord’s magic autumnal colors and post-equinox daylight while experiencing Preikestolen from two unique perspectives - on foot and aboard a boat.

Price

6,990.00kr

Participants

Up to 4 People

Duration

9 Hours

Degree of Difficulty

Moderate

Tour Description

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 shadows become longer with every day that passes. Snow, when present, offers a splendid contrast to the flame-colored foliage, and the ambient light seems to dance across the fjord’s mountainsides. Autumn is therefore the perfect time of year to experience the Lysefjord and Preikestolen from unique perspectives. Join us on a day trip to Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) that combines a 2-hour boat trip into the Lysefjord with a privately guided hike to the cliffside.

Tour Itinerary
Your adventure starts late-morning in Stavanger with a 2-hour Rødne fjord cruise into the Lysefjord, where steep mountain walls towering hundreds of meters above the sea level emerge. From the water, you’ll be able to feast your eyes on majestic Preikestolen, which appears to reach into the sky above. While the cruise navigates back out of the fjord, you’ll visit Vagabond’s cove and 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 one of our professional hiking guides, who will transport you further to the base of the hiking trail. After a short briefing, you’ll start your privately guided afternoon hike to Preikestolen. Your guide will lead you up through the shifting terrain and onward to the mountain’s plateau. This time of the year, weather conditions are constantly changing. As needed, you’ll adjust your hiking gear (ice spikes, headlamp, etc.) to suit the 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. Your guide will then lead you back down to the trailhead (Preikestolen BaseCamp), which will take about 2-2.5 hours. On your way down the trail, you’ll be facing Stavanger and the North Sea. Conditions permitting, 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.

Alternative Route
If conditions permit, you’ll guide will lead you along an alternate route, which offers unique perspectives and exclusive photo opportunities.

This is a moderately-demanding 5-6-hour, ~8 km (~5 mile) hike with a total ascent of just over 500 meters (1,640 feet). It is suitable for participants who are in general good physical condition & have previous hiking experience.

Group Prices
1-4 people | 6 990 kr.
5-8 people | 10 990 kr.

 

Tour Includes:

• 2-hour boat trip into the Lysefjord*
• Private land transportation
• Professional private guide
• Photography package from the hike
• Use of snow spikes (if needed)
• Use of hiking poles
• Use of head lamp
• Hot beverages & snack
• Customized drop-off location

*public tourist boat

Please Bring:

• Proper hiking boots*
• Warm, thick socks (2 pairs)
• 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

Our Tripadvisor Reviews

  • star rating  Visited the famous Preikestolen and Kjerag with the Outdoorlife. This tour company is very professional. The two guides Sol and Hilde are very polite serious and professionals. Told us many... read more

    achille000
    8/25/2020

    star rating  The Sunrise Hike to Preikestolen was a great experience. I had amazing views during all the hike. And we had plenty of time on the top to enjoy the sunrise.... read more

    australviking
    6/30/2021

    star rating  This is the second time i hiked with Outdoorlifenorway and they proved once again that they are the best at what they do.We had a fantastic experience with our guide... read more

    francism9147
    7/28/2021
  • star rating  We had booked a sunrise hike and turned out to be the only ones for that day.

    Our guide Sal was great and we had a fantastic experience!... read more

    Fuzzyhunden
    9/01/2020

    star rating  I organized my trip to Norway around the hikes I wanted to do. After researching companies, I ran into Outdoor Life Norway on Instagram and the first thing that caught... read more

    admpcecilia
    8/25/2021

    star rating  A great experience from pick up to drop off, friendly knowledgable amazing guide, couldn’t ask for more, definitely recommend

    H4311FOjamiem
    8/23/2020
  • star rating  Booked 2 hikes with Outdoorlife Norway (Kjerag Summer Hike and Preikestolen Off the Beaten Track-Sunrise), the Flørli 4444 hike was fully booked so I couldn't do it with them. I... read more

    Amine A
    8/12/2020

    star rating  Last month I finally found a perfect weekend for attempting the Pulpit Rocket. As a total novice in hiking, I decided to book a hike with Outdoorlife Norway for the... read more

    Jea111
    10/20/2020

    star rating  Salvatore the Guide
    Really great “Sunrise tour” to Preikestolen with Sal as our private guide! The hike offers amazing nature, stunning views of lakes, Lysefjord and the sunrise at ... read more

    monicahS6629QM
    9/21/2020
  • star rating  So many great spots and we didn’t meet any other group of people. A perfect day with Sal as the best guide you could get, so good to give everybody... read more

    dianadueg
    8/16/2020

    star rating  I would highly recommend booking hiking tours with Outdoorlife Norway if you're looking for unique guided hiking experiences outside of the often crowded beaten tracks to popular destinations such as... read more

    tn818
    8/08/2020

    star rating  Guide Erlend was fantastic in helping out and showing us the sights. Probably one of the best tours I've ever done overall. No complaints at all. Just too amazing.

    JamesYates44
    8/25/2020

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Are you up for an unforgettable hiking adventure? Avoid the crowds by hiking with a guide in near-solitude while encountering out-of-this-world views of Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) and the Lysefjord – which only few have seen.

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