Trips

From Trolltunga to Preikestolen (the Pulpit Rock) express bus

Dramatic rock formations above the fjords
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Person standing at Trolltunga overlooking the fjord and surrounding mountain landscape at sunset.

Overview

Relax in a nice comfy coach seat and take in the natural canvas passing by the window
  • Season
    1. July - 31. August
  • Departure point
    The Pulpit Rock Cottage, Tyssedal and selected places during the trip
  • Duration
    5 h

This is the excursion for you if you are looking for those ultimate “insta-moments” and enjoy the combination of adrenaline and nature. Go Fjords will arrange everything for you to enjoy two of Norway's most famous mountain excursions in one! This one's in demand! You choose the order yourself – the scenery and views are just as good whether you choose to go to Preikestolen or Trolltunga first.

The Trolltunga rock formation is just as magical as it looks in the pictures as it protrudes over the lake of Ringedalsvatnet. Just as magical is the feeling of getting there after the demanding hike, which is definitely not for beginners...! 

Formed by glaciers around 10,000 years ago, Preikestolen (the Pulpit Rock) is the perfect example that big experiences never go out of fashion. Norway's most popular tourist destination is a 604-metre high colossus looming over Lysefjord. 

And just to say – it's anything other than a boring bus trip that takes you between the two mountain hikes. Highway 13 from Stavanger via Ryfylke and Hardanger to Bergen is known as the 'Discovery Route'. In the 1880s, tourists travelled here by horse and carriage to experience the spectacular scenery of Western Norway. Although transport is hugely more pleasant today, the landscape is just as impressive.

Prices and departures

Prices

From Tyssedal


From Preikestolhytta



Quoted prices apply to online bookings. An additional charge may apply when purchasing tickets on a bus or ferry.

Departures

From Tyssedal


At 07:30 at the bus stop by RV 13

From Preikestolhytta


14:45 from the Pulpit Rock parking place (4 min. walk from the cottage)


Map

Highlights

Sights on the trip

  • Trolltunga

    Trolltunga protrudes horizontally from the mountain side and is a fascinating spectacle. It is around 700 metres above Ringedalsvatnet. However, it is important to emphasise that you must be used to mountains and be in good shape before setting out on the excursion to experience it for yourself.

    Person sitting at the edge of Trolltunga with arms out while overlooking Ringedalsvatnet and surrounding mountain landscape
  • Preikestolen (the Pulpit Rock)

    This famous mountain ledge is 604 metres above sea level and is something that people across the world have on their 'bucket list'. It's not hard to see why. This unique rock formation is a spectacle you definitely have to see, either from the fjord or by making the hike up to it. 

    Person standing on the edge of the pulpit rock also known as Preikestolen

Practical information

More about the excursion, tips and advice

The express bus makes daily departures between 1 July and 31 August between Hardangerfjord and Lysefjord. 

Trolltunga

The hike itself is 27.5 km in length with an ascent of around 1,000 metres. This hike is for people with experience, and you should allow 10–12 hours there and back. The trail is well-marked and there is no guide. Note that mobile phone coverage (Telenor) on the hike is patchy. 

Preikestolen (the Pulpit Rock) 

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. 

Remember to take the right equipment!

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.

Safety is important

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.