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Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) - hike

Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) - hike Photo: Reisemål Ryfylke, H.Sundbø
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Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) - hike Photo: Reisemål Ryfylke
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The Pulpit Rock (Preikestolen), the most famous tourist attraction in Ryfylke, towers an impressive 604 metres over the Lysefjord.

Hike facts

Effort level
  • Medium
Duration
  • 4 hours
Landscape
  • Mountain
  • Forest
Season:
April - October

Contact information

Description

The Pulpit Rock (Preikestolen), the most famous tourist attraction in Ryfylke, towers an impressive 604 metres over the Lysefjord. The plateau is approximately 25 x 25 metres, flat and you can enjoy a spectacular view of the Lysefjord and surrounding mountains. Along the trail, there are picnic areas and excellent bathing spots.
Remember proper walking shoes/boots, walking sticks, warm clothing and food.

2 hours hike from Preikestolhytta to Preikestolen (one way).
Season: April - October.

How to get to Preikestolen:
By public transportation in main seson: Ferry from Fiskepirterminalen in Stavanger to Tau and corresponding bus to Preikestolen Fjellstue where you start the hike, Boreal or Tide Buss/Norled.

By public transportation in low seson: Ferry from Stavanger to Tau and corresponding bus to Jørpeland. The remaining part of the way is by taxi from Jørpeland to Preikestolen fjellstue (around 9 km).

By car: Drive to Lauvvik and cross with ferry from Lauvvik to Oanes and continue along Rv 13 and follow the signs to Preikestolen. Or go by ferry from Stavanger to Tau (40 minutes) and drive south on National Tourist Route Ryfylke following the signs to Preikestolen. 

It is also wonderful to experience the Pulpit Rock from the fjord, either from a sightseeing boat or from a car ferry going from Lauvvik, Oanes, Stavanger, or from several other places of call on Lysefjorden. See timetable at www.norled.no or www.rodne.no

More about Preikestolen!

The Pulpit Rock is also published as an attraction in the Ryfylke Multiguide - a free app for your smartphone.

Trail marking

This hike is signposted and the level of difficulty indicated by colour-coded icons. Green is easiest, blue is moderate, red is demanding, and black is very demanding.

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  • Guided tours Guided tours
  • Tour suggestions Tour suggestions
  • Hiking Hiking

Facilities

  • General facilities

    • coach/truck parking
    • open part of year
    • toilet
    • parking
    • food and beverage service
  • Nature and terrain

    • total ascent (350)
    • difference in altitude (350m)
    • fjord
    • mountains
    • forest
  • Grading

    • medium
    • marked trails with colour grading
  • Season

    • august
    • may
    • june
    • september
    • july
    • october
    • april
  • Other accommodation

    • accommodation
  • Distance

    • length in km (7,6)
  • Duration

    • 4 hours
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Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) - hike - Photo: Reisemål Ryfylke, H.Sundbø

Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) - hike

The Pulpit Rock (Preikestolen), the most famous tourist attraction in Ryfylke, towers an impressive 604 metres over the Lysefjord. The plateau is appro...

Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) - hike

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