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- SeasonMarch 29th - September 30th.
- Departure pointStavanger
- Duration6 hours
Formed by glaciers around 10,000 years ago, Preikestolen or the Pulpit Rock is the perfect example that big experiences never go out of fashion.
Norway's most popular hiking destination has a tendency to bring out adjectives you never knew you had in you. You'd be pretty blasé not to be overwhelmed by the majestic appearance of the 604-metre high colossus looming over Lysefjord (which is itself also pretty majestic!).
When you do the hike, you can also enjoy the six-kilometre walk in wild and beautiful scenery, small lakes you can swim in (if you dare!) and fantastic places alongside the path where you can enjoy your lunch, and best of all: #thatfeeling of standing on the plateau itself.
Prices and departures
Quoted prices apply to online bookings. An additional charge may apply when purchasing tickets on a bus or ferry.
Please see timetables.
Sights on the trip
Lysefjord is 40 km long and is the southernmost of the familiar western fjords of Norway. Here, there are world-famous rock formations such as the Pulpit Rock and Kjerag, imposing scenery and rich local history. The fjord recently won a 'Sustainable tourism award'.
The ferry leaves from Fiskepiren in the centre of Stavanger. The crossing takes 40 minutes. There is a kiosk on-board where you can purchase food and drinks. When you reach Tau, you need to take the corresponding bus, which takes you all the way to the start of the hike. The return journey takes the same route. There are several daily departures in both directions from April until October. You receive an open ticket and can choose the departure that suits you best. What if the bus is full? It's usually not very long until the next departure!
The hike itself is around 6 km (350 m of ascent) over hilly terrain and has an estimated duration of four hours in total. The trail is well-marked and there is no guide.
It's important that you wear good sensible clothing. A hike in the high mountains requires walking boots, warm clothes and wind and waterproof outer layers. Remember also to bring food and plenty to drink.
There is no guide for this hike and it is undertaken at your own risk. Always check the weather forecast before setting out on a hike. The weather can change quickly in the mountains, and extra clothing, food and drink is essential in case the trip takes longer than anticipated.
Here at Go Fjords, we want you to have an enjoyable travel experience which meets your expectations in every way. With this in mind, please read through our general conditions of travel before departure.