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Hike to Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock)

Hike to Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/Region Stavanger
Hike to Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/Region Stavanger
Hike to Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) Photo: Region Stavanger BA
Hike to Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/Region Stavanger BA
Hike to Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock)
Hike to Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life 2011/Region Stavanger BA
Hike to Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/Fjord Norway
Hike to Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) Photo: Carmen Cristina Carpio P
Hike to Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) Photo: Region Stavanger BA
Hike to Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) Photo: Carmen Cristina Pettersen Carpio
Hike to Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) Photo: Carmen Cristina Pettersen Carpio
Hike to Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) Photo: Carmen Cristina Pettersen Carpio
Hike to Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) Photo: Carmen Cristina Pettersen Carpio
Hike to this breathtaking scenic point, chosen by Lonely Planet as one of top ten most spectacular viewing points in the world. The view will leave you mesmerised!

Hike facts

Effort level
  • Medium
Duration
  • 4 hours
  • 1 day
Landscape
  • Mountain
Season:
April - September

Contact information

Description

MAIN SEASON IS FROM APRIL - SEPTEMBER, however from April public bus transport is possible during weekends and Easter. This breathtaking scenic point, chosen by Lonely Planet as one of top ten most spectacular viewing points in the world, will mesmerise you!

The hike: you follow a well marked trail from the Preikestolen Fjellstue through different mountain landscapes. The plateau is approximately 25 x 25 metres, flat and you can enjoy a spectacular view of the Lysefjord and surrounding mountains. You need proper (warm) clothing and shoes (mountain shoes) and do not forget a packed lunch!

BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT IN MAIN SEASON APRIL - SEPTEMBER: Ferry from Fiskepirterminalen in Stavanger to Tau and corresponding bus to Preikestolen Fjellstue where you start the hike. See documents on this page to download timetables. 

BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT IN LOW SEASON OCTOBER - MARCH: Ferry from Stavanger to Tau and corresponding bus to Jørpeland. The remaining part of the way is by taxi from Jørpeland to Preikestolen Mountain Lodge (around 9 kilometres). PLEASE NOTE:  Always take weather conditions into consideration before hiking during low season. It gets dark quickly and it could be slippery.

ON YOUR OWN BY CAR (ALL YEAR): Drive to Lauvvik via Rv 13 National Tourist Route Ryfylke, cross with ferry to Oanes (8 minutes) 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 Rv 13 following signposting. PLEASE NOTE:  Always take weather conditions into consideration before hiking during low season. It gets dark quickly and it could be slippery.

MORE ABOUT THE PREIKESTOLEN (PULPIT ROCK).

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  • Hiking Hiking

Hours

4/12/2014 - 9/28/2014
Mon - Sun

Transportation


With car: Nicest trip: drive to Lauvvik on Rv13, cross by the ferry to Oanes and continue along Rv13 (tourist route Ryfylke) and follow the signs. Or cross by the ferry from Stavanger to Tau, continue south on Rv13 and follow the signs to Preikestolen With ferry/bus: Ferry from Fiskepirterminalen in Stavanger to Tau and in the season corresponding bus to Preikestolen Mountain Lodge. Off season the bus stops at Jørpeland and from there you travel by taxi 9 km.

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Hike to Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) - Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/Region Stavanger

Hike to Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock)

MAIN SEASON IS FROM APRIL - SEPTEMBER, however from April public bus transport is possible during weekends and Easter. This breathtaking scenic point,...

Hike to Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock)

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