Hiking to the famous Pulpit Rock

Pulpit Rock on a summer day by Pixabay

Hiking to the famous Pulpit Rock

This guided trip will take you to “Preikestolen” (Pulpit Rock), one of Norway’s most popular and spectacular hikes. It is for good reason that this hike has gained its popularity with visitors to Norway and locals alike. Situated only a few hours from Stavanger, Pulpit Rock – or “Preikestolen” in Norwegian – is a towering cliff-plateau directly suspended over Lysefjorden.

This is an optional add-on package. Booking this excursion requires another night in Stavanger. The package price will appear during the regular tour booking process.

Start of the hike to Pulpit Rock by Lysefjord Adventure

Hiking trail to Pulpit Rock

What to expect:

You will be picked up at your hotel in Stavanger in the morning. First you head to the Stavanger ferry pier and take the ferry to Tau. From Tau it is a 30-min. drive to Preikestolen Lodge, the starting point of the hike. The hike up will take between 2 to 3 hours, the trail is 3.8 km one way. Once at the Pulpit Rock you will spend some time enjoying the view, the beautiful nature – and most likely taking photos! The hike back will also take 2 to 3 hours, and expected arrival time back in Stavanger is around 3:00-4:00PM.

Included: Transportation and guide from/to Stavanger
Difficulty level: Good fitness level required
Available: May – September

View from the Pulpit Rock by Pixabay

View from the Pulpit Rock

On top of Pulpit Rock by Pixabay

On top of Pulpit Rock

Hiking in Norway by Thomas Rasmus Skaug, Visit Norway

Hiking in Norway


General Information
Participating in the hiking trip is not associated with danger or high risks. However, accidents may arise and could inflict participants and/or participants’ equipment, like other low-risk activities. Our supplier has highly qualified guides, and will provide necessary safety equipment. However, participating in the hiking trip is at your own risk and you are responsible for possible injuries on person or own equipment. Fjord Travel and our supplier disclaim any liability and action for damages participants or relatives will promote against Fjord Travel or our supplier.

Participants are obliged to follow guidelines and instructions given by the guide ahead or during the trip. Participants are also obliged to be in good physical- and mental health and to bring all required equipment. By booking the hiking trip the participant confirms to have good enough physical- and mental health to participate.

Gear and snacks
Hikers should be prepared with clothes and shoes for rainy weather. Hiking boots are strongly encouraged, or approach shoes, at the very least. Other suggestions include warm, windproof and waterproof clothing. Bring some water and food/snacks with you. Last but not least, each hiker is responsible for carrying his/her own gear, so a suitable backpack is recommended.

Participants are responsible for holding their own travel insurance, and any additional insurance for participating on the hiking trip.

Stavanger Old Town by CH, Visit Norway

Old Stavanger

Cruise in Northern Norway by Nina Helland, Hurtigruten

Cruise along the Norwegian Coast

The hiking trip can be added to the following trip:

Pulpit Rock, Bergen & Norway in a Nutshell, 6 nights
Experience the famous Pulpit Rock and UNESCO Naeroyfjord in one trip. Join a boat cruise on Lysefjord to see the famous mountain plateau high above the fjord, visit the cities of Bergen and Stavanger and enjoy a ride on the famous Flam Railway.

Highlights of the Norwegian Coast, 11 nights
Experience the highlights of the Norwegian coast all the way from Kirkenes to Stavanger. An unforgettable cruise from the rugged Arctic wilderness of Northern Norway to the magnificent fjords of the west coast. You will amongst others visit the North Cape, Vesteralen & Lofoten Islands as well as Trondheim. From Bergen continue by coach to Stavanger for another highlight: the Lysefjord.

The package price will appear during the regular tour booking process.

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  • On behalf of the group I would like to thank you and your colleagues for organizing our wonderful tour of Norway. Everything went very well including the weather, which was spectacular. We enjoyed all the hotels, the central locations you chose and the amenities, especially the lavish breakfasts. Three extra days in Oslo allowed us to tour the city at our leisure and to enjoy more of the important sights including the newly opened National Museum. The Norway in a Nutshell tour was amazing and made much easier by using your recommended porterage service between hotels in Oslo and Bergen. Both the train journeys and the boat trip were spectacular, and combined with a night in the beautiful Kviknes Hotel made for an unforgettable two days. We were very impressed by the Hurtigruten cruise, particularly the way they combined a working ship with a cruise ship, the comfortable accommodations, the food and service. It was fascinating to visit all the various ports, islands and fjords and the two included tours were excellent and informative. In the end we were glad to have the extra night in Kirkenes, to visit their lovely museum and take a trip to the Russian border. It was a good way to end the tour. Again, thank for staying with us through 2 years of pandemic postponements and changes. We certainly will recommend Fjord Travel in the future.

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