Winter is a great time to visit Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock). Grab the chance and explore the iconic rock formation in Ryfylke with Explore Lysefjorden during the serenity of Norway's off-season.
Join Explore Lysefjorden on a unique experience on which few people take the opportunity to embark. Snow makes the landscape transform into a wild and stunning wonderland. It may seem challenging and intimidating, but the guide provides the safety needed to enjoy the amazing winter landscape of Ryfylke and Fjord Norway. If conditions allow it, you get access to alternate routes with exclusive photo opportunities
The highlight is the spectacular view from sheer cliff face, towering 604 meters above the majestic Lysefjord. It is a fantastic reward after all the work it took to get there. In these low-season months you get the famous icon more or less to yourselves.
The drive from Stavanger to the start of the trail (where restrooms are available), takes about 40 minutes. From Jørpeland it takes 10 minutes by car.
The pace allows for time to adjust clothes and equipment, time to rest and enjoy snacks, and for taking pictures, both along the way and at the top.
Get the most out of your trip – hike with a guide.
About the guided hike
When to go: December 1st – March 31th
Max hikers: 8
Age: 6 years or older
Duration: 7-8 hours (5-6 hours hiking)
Over 16 years: 1,490 NOK per person/6-15 years: 1,190 NOK per person
- Customized pick-up locations in the centre of Stavanger and Jørpeland
- Professional guide
- Use of snow spikes
- Use of hiking poles
- Hot beverages and snack
- Photography package (optional)
- Proper hiking boots
- Warm and water-resistant clothes
- Small backpack
- Water and snacks
Participants who are generally in good physical condition and have previous hiking experience.
Because of the presence of snow and ice, hiking to Preikestolen without a guide during the wintertime (January–March) is not recommended. The 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.
Explore Lysefjorden also offers:
- Guided hike with private guide to Preikestolen
- Guided sunrise hike to Preikestolen
- Guided hidden trail hike to Preikestolen
- Guide hike to Preikestolen with private guide
Last updated: 09/11/2023
Source: Reisemål Ryfylke