Hjem 5 Product 5 Preikestolen Winter / Spring Cruise & Hike
Preikestolen Winter / Spring Cruise & Hike
Enjoy the Lysefjord during the serenity of Norway’s winter/spring while experiencing Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) and the Lysefjord from two unique perspectives – on foot and aboard a boat.

Price

1,790.00kr

Participants

8 People

Duration

9 Hours

Degree of Difficulty

Moderate

Tour Description

A unique day trip to Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) that combines a 2-hour boat trip into the Lysefjord with an afternoon hike to Preikestolen. 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. Then enjoy an afternoon 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 low-season and enjoy some of the most spectacular fjord landscapes in all of Norway.

Tour Itinerary
Your adventure starts late-morning in Stavanger with a 2-hour Rødne fjord cruise into the Lysefjord. On the way into the fjord, you’ll view Stavanger from a different perspective and get an overview of the surrounding fjords, islands, and mountains. In the Lysefjord 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 cave and the Hengjane waterfall, where you’ll have the opportunity to sample its crystal-clear water.

Back at the mouth of the Lysefjord, 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. 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 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. 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. 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. During the drive, your guide will navigate through the world’s longest undersea road tunnel.

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

This hike is moderately-demanding: in 5-6 hours, you’ll hike ~8 km (~5 miles) 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.

 

Tour Includes:

• 2-hour boat trip into the Lysefjord
• Transportation
• Professional guide
• Use of snow spikes (if needed)
• Use of hiking poles
• Use of head lamp
• Hot beverages & snack
• Stavanger drop-off

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  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  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

    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  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  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  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  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  We really enjoyed our sunrise tour and can only recommend it! The team around Johannes is super friendly and helpful and all in all it was a wonderful experience!

    corat517
    9/06/2020

    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  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  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  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

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