Experience the beauty of the changing seasons on this nature hike to Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) in Ryfylke.
Avoid the crowds and get Preikestolen all to yourself on this out of season hike in Ryfylke. Summiting Pulpit Rock in northern Norway is one of the most spectacular ways to experience the diverse spectrum of colours Lysefjord has to offer - and all in the peace and quiet that the low season offers. Available during the spring and autumn equinox, see the start of a new season or watch the effect the arctic has on the mountainous hinterland with nature hikes that crescendo at Preikestolen.
Preikestolen (the Pulpit Rock), is a famous tourist attraction in Ryfylke - and one of Norway's most popular. Close to the town of Stavanger, it towers an impressive 604 metres over the Lysefjord (42-kilometre long fjord) and receives over 300,000 visitors in peak season (April-September). Hiking routes to the summit start at Preikestolen Mountain Lodge. From Stavanger, you can take a take a ferry from to Tau, or take car ferry from Lauvvik to Oanes. Parking fees may apply.
Witness the magic of the season’s shifting colours on a 6/8 hour nature hike to Pulpit Rock. Meeting your guide early-morning at the selected pick-up location, you'll be transported to the base of the hiking trail. After a short briefing, you’ll embark on your journey to Preikestolen. Your guide will lead you up through the shifting terrain and onward to the mountain’s plateau. After 2.5 hours of trekking, you’ll reach the iconic 604-meter-high cliff - with a chance to catch your breath and drink in the views of the Lysefjord and the surrounding mountains. Once you're ready, your guide will lead you back down to Preikestolen Mountain Lodge. The tour ends with transportation back to Stavanger.
This route is hilly, with some steeper, rocky sections where good eye/hand/feet coordination is required. With a steep elevation, the trail conditions are varied with wooden/stone staircases, bridges, railings and narrower, more technical, parts with mostly firm and stable surfaces. This late in the year, weather conditions are constantly changing. In accordance with the changing conditions, you may require ice spikes & hiking poles.
The tour ends in Stavanger at approximately* 17:30 (5:30pm).
Stavanger accommodation pick up times based on time of year - to be organised with your guide prior to activity date.
Activity subject to weather restrictions.