Dynamic Variation:
Offers
x

There was not an exact match for the language you toggled to. You have been redirected to the nearest matching page within this section.

Choose Language
Toggling to another language will take you to the matching page or nearest matching page within that selection.
Search & Book Sponsored Links
Dynamic Variation:
Search
or search all of Norway
Fjord Norway Stavanger

Guided Preikestolen 'off the beaten track' Hike (premium day-hike)

  • Outdoorlife Norway, Ryfylkegata 13, Stavanger
  • +47 51880388
  • May 1, 2019 - September 30, 2019
  • (43 Upcoming Dates)
Overview

A UNIQUE GUIDED TOUR DESIGNED BY OUTDOORLIFE NORWAY! Avoid the crowds, paddle in a canoe, and encounter unique views of Preikestolen and the Lysefjord. Includes off-trail hiking and scrambling.

​On an annual basis, Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) greets more visitors than any other trekking-destination in Fjord Norway. In 2018, more than 300,000 hikers made their way up to the imposing cliff, which hangs 604 meters over the Lysefjord. From atop nature’s ‘pulpit’, guests enjoy panoramic views of some of the most dramatic scenery Norway has to offer.

Outdoorlife Norway invites you to avoid the crowds by joining our guides on an ‘off the beaten track’ Preikestolen hiking adventure.  Hike in near-solitude through the area’s backcountry while encountering out-of-this-world views of Preikestolen and the Lysefjord – which only few have seen.

After an early-morning pick-up, your adventure will begin with a 40-minute ferry ride across one of Stavanger’s urban fjords. Once ashore, your guide will transport you further to the base of the hiking trail. After a warm cup of coffee and an information and safety briefing, you’ll embark on your hiking adventure to Preikestolen. First, you’ll glide in a canoe across the peaceful Refsvatn Lake, which will take approximately 45-minutes.  Once you have your feet back on dry land, you’ll begin the hiking portion of the tour. During 70% of the hike, you’ll follow a backcountry, unmarked trail that is overgrown and has mostly been forgotten. Other than by Outdoorlife Norway’s guides, the trail is rarely used, and the cairns that lead the way through its dense forests are difficult to locate. Once you hike above the tree-line, the trail ceases to exist all together. The remaining 30% of the hike is therefore comprised of off-trail hiking & scrambling. During this portion of the hike, you’ll experience out-of-this-world and rarely-seen views of Preikestolen and the Lysefjord. Along the way, your guide will find a comfortable spot to take a lunch break. 

After lunch and approximately 3,5 hours on foot, you’ll reach a location that offers panoramic views of Preikestolen that the majority of people only get to see in tourist brochures. After a short break to ensure you’re able to capture great photos of the Pulpit Rock, you’ll hike down to Preikestolen and experience standing atop the impressive plateau, which towers 604 meters above sea level. There, you’ll get to view the 1000 meter-high mountain walls surrounding the 42-kilometer-long Lysefjord from a new perspective. After the break, you’ll begin the long descent back to civilization, which will take approximately 2 hours. Your guide will lead you back to your starting point by following the main trail. Along the way, you’ll walk on paths that have were paved, using locally-sourced stones, by Nepalese sherpas. If the members of your group still have energy to burn, your guide may instead navigate along another off-map trail, where you’ll be able to enjoy the remainder of the hike in near-solitude while you take in the beauty of the Norwegian wilderness from ever-changing perspectives. Once back at the trailhead, your guide will transport you back to Stavanger. 

  • Last Updated: 08/17/2019
  • Source: Region Stavanger
Dates

Mon, August 19, 2019

Tue, August 20, 2019

Wed, August 21, 2019

Thu, August 22, 2019

Fri, August 23, 2019

Sat, August 24, 2019

Sun, August 25, 2019

Mon, August 26, 2019

Tue, August 27, 2019

Wed, August 28, 2019

Thu, August 29, 2019

Fri, August 30, 2019

Sat, August 31, 2019

Sun, September 1, 2019

Mon, September 2, 2019

Tue, September 3, 2019

Wed, September 4, 2019

Thu, September 5, 2019

Fri, September 6, 2019

Sat, September 7, 2019

Sun, September 8, 2019

Mon, September 9, 2019

Tue, September 10, 2019

Wed, September 11, 2019

Thu, September 12, 2019

Fri, September 13, 2019

Sat, September 14, 2019

Sun, September 15, 2019

Mon, September 16, 2019

Tue, September 17, 2019

Wed, September 18, 2019

Thu, September 19, 2019

Fri, September 20, 2019

Sat, September 21, 2019

Sun, September 22, 2019

Mon, September 23, 2019

Tue, September 24, 2019

Wed, September 25, 2019

Thu, September 26, 2019

Fri, September 27, 2019

Sat, September 28, 2019

Sun, September 29, 2019

Mon, September 30, 2019

See All
Statens Kartverk, Geovekst og kommuner - Geodata AS
Guided Preikestolen 'off the beaten track' Hike (premium day-hike)
Your Recently Viewed Pages
Ad
Ad
Ad