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Helicopter flying over Preikestolen (The Pulpit Rock) in Fjord Norway
Mission Norway.
Photo: Grim Berge / Natural Light Earth

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Mission: Preikestolen

Ever since the nerve-wracking cliff scene in “Mission: Impossible – Fallout”, we have been on a mission to lead travellers to the mountain plateau Preikestolen and the stunning region surrounding the famous cliff in Norway.

Hanging on to the edge of the cliff with only four fingers – fighting to avoid the 604-metre drop – Tom Cruise introduced the world to Preikestolen (The Pulpit Rock) in this big blockbuster hit.

“Mission: Impossible – Fallout” was an eagerly awaited return of agent Ethan Hunt, played by Cruise, who once again travelled the world on a quest to complete his mission. Only this time, Hunt made a visit to Fjord Norway where he ended up hanging from Preikestolen, a steep cliff rising above the Lysefjord in the Stavanger region.

A word of warning: Only trained agents like Hunt can survive hanging off the edge of a cliff. Please keep a safe distance from the edge.

From Fjord Norway to Kashmir

The sixth instalment of the Mission: Impossible franchise was praised as the “best flick of the summer” in 2018, with the battle at the edge of the mountain described as the film’s “staggering highlight” in several reviews.

In the film, the scene from Preikestolen is set in Kashmir, India. It is, however, no surprise that the movie creators chose Fjord Norway and Preikestolen as a location for their box office success. Already in 2015, BBC journalist Husna Haq wrote that the cliff “could be the setting for any mythical Hollywood epic”.

Hiking to Preikestolen

Main hiking season: April–October.
(Prefer a less crowded experience? Hike to Preikestolen during the low season)
Distance: 8 kilometres
Time: the roundtrip takes about 4 hours

The hike starts from the parking lot (parking fee applies) by the Preikestolen Mountain Lodge.

The terrain is slightly hilly, and the difference in altitude is 350 metres.

Read more about hiking to Preikestolen.

Even better off-peak

If you choose to accept our mission to explore Preikestolen and the Stavanger region, Beware! You may not be alone like Tom Cruise. Every year, more than 300,000 hikers hit the trails leading up to the top, where stunning scenery of the deep blue Lysefjord and nearby mountains await. However, should you choose to go in November as Cruise did, you will have the possibility to enjoy this magnificent sight without a crowd.

We look forward to welcoming you as you discover this wonderful region in Fjord Norway, with its breathtaking nature and exciting cities.

See the trailer for Mission: Impossible – Fallout

About Mission: Impossible – Fallout

Genre: Action/thriller
Directed by: Christopher McQuarrie
Starring: Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Alec Baldwin
Released: August 2018

Hiking to Preikestolen

Main hiking season: April–October.
(Prefer a less crowded experience? Hike to Preikestolen during the low season)
Distance: 8 kilometres
Time: the roundtrip takes about 4 hours

The hike starts from the parking lot (parking fee applies) by the Preikestolen Mountain Lodge.

The terrain is slightly hilly, and the difference in altitude is 350 metres.

Read more about hiking to Preikestolen.

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