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Preikestolen Guided Hike - Classic (May-Sept)

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What to Expect
Preikestolen, or Pulpit Rock, has been named one of the world’s most spectacular scenic viewpoints by both CNN and Lonely Planet. On an annual basis, the iconic rock formation welcomes more visitors than any other trekking-destination in Norway. In 2018, approximately 300,000 hikers made their way up to the imposing plateau. From atop the 604-meter-high cliff, the panoramic view of the Lysefjord is one of the most impressive Fjord-Norway has to offer. 

To ensure that you beat the crowds, you’ll get an early start to the morning. After picking you up, your guide will transport the group to the base of the hiking trail, where you’ll receive a short briefing. You’ll then embark on your journey to Preikestolen. Your guide will lead you up the trail through shifting terrain. Along the way, while passing lakes, forests, and bogs, you’ll stop at numerous vantage points, all of which offer great views of the surrounding mountains. During the hike, you’ll be given ample opportunities to snap photos and catch your breath.

After 2-3 hours of hiking, you’ll be rewarded with a panoramic view of some of the most dramatic scenery Fjord-Norway has to offer. From atop the 604-meter-high cliff, you’ll enjoy breathtaking views of Lysefjord and its surrounding mountains. Your guide will serve you a warm drink and snack while allowing you time to enjoy a well-deserved break at the cliff’s edge.

After the break, you’ll be lead up to an exclusive viewpoint that overlooks both Preikestolen and the Lysefjord. From there, the views of the Lysefjord and its surrounding mountains are nothing short of awe-inspiring. If conditions permit, on the way back down the trail, your guide will follow an alternate route to Preikestolen Mountain Lodge*, which will take about 2-2.5 hours. Because it’s not found on any maps, the alternative trail avoids the crowds that typically ascend the mountain during the early afternoon, and therefore offers guests a more secluded experience. Back at the trailhead/Preikestolen Mountain Lodge, you’ll enjoy freshly-baked bread and a well-deserved (and delicious!) bowl of homemade soup before being transported back to Stavanger.

*We strongly recommend this modern yet cozy lodge as a place to overnight before and/or after your hike.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Clarion Hotel Stavanger (Arne Rettedalsgate)
Departure Time
7:00 AM
Return Details
Clarion Hotel Stavanger (Arne Rettedalsgate)
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Snacks
  • Lunch package
  • Water
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 105cm | 3ft. 6in.
  • 15kg | 33lbs.
  • 6 years old
  • Ascent: 500 meters
  • Day-pack rental (50 NOK)
  • Distance: 8 kilometers
  • Fleece or woolen sweater
  • Hiking boot rental (200 NOK)
  • Hiking jacket rental (150 NOK)
  • Hiking pants rental (150 NOK)
  • Packed lunch / water / snacks
  • Participants must be:
  • Photography package (249 NOK)
  • Please Bring
  • Please do not book tours that exceed your skill-level or physical abilities.
  • Proper hiking boots*
  • Rain-proof jacket*
  • Small backpack*
  • Suitable for participants who are generally in good physical condition & have previous hiking experience.
  • Thick socks x 2
  • Water-resistant pants*
  • items can also be rented
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


About the operator

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By: Outdoorlife Norway
619 reviews
Certificate of Excellence
What a day! Want to do it again.
My hike will be remembered for years to come. My guide Hilde, her faithful guide dog Molli, and I nearly had the
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Sunset Hike - Best Experience
We had planned the trek to Pulpit rock on 30th Dec. A good thing to be remembered before the new year eve.. 😊
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Incredible day out with a lovely small company which deserves recognition and to gain more business
A friend and I chose the all-day cruise and hike package and I will say it was an incredible and unforgettable
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Unique experience
After a relaxed comfortable cruise trip, which included great views, a lot of waterfalls (the crew even filled up
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Worth the Price!
The off-season is the best season! Our guide, Salvador, was fantastic with safety, knowledge, and guiding. He
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Breathtaking, professional and well organized.
We booked the tour Prekistolen Autumn Hike on 2 December. Our guide (Salvatore) was very professional. He was on
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New Sweden, Maine
A must do activity! Excellent hike and guide
We did the hike up to Preikestolen with the Fjord cruise beforehand. It was amazing. Erlend was a great guide and
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Stavanger, Norway
Amazing tour
Everything in the tour was perfect, the weather, the timing. Fabrizio, our guide was great, extremely courteous
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Unforgettable & Much More Than Priekstolen Main Route
This is a stunning way to experience Priekstolen and be immersed in the glorious nature and magic of the area.
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Paolo S
Nice guided tour
I went to Preikestolen with my girlfriend with OutdoorLife on Sunday 10 November. We were very lucky because it
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Oswestry, United Kingdom
Perfect hike, and great value
Looking at the hike beforehand, and knowing now how difficult it was, I'm confident we could have easily done this
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Incredible experience! Salvatore shows you expectacular views from secret paths, is really kind and speaks Many
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Morpeth, United Kingdom
Great hike !
First I would like to thank our guide Saul, he was very friendly,we were just a small group of 5 people .He took
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Preikestolen Autumn Cruise & Hike
An unforgettable experience that allows you to connect with nature. Good organization and fantastic guide.
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Lars E
Perfect Day in the mountains
I went on this trip with my three kids between 6 and 15. The youngest did her first hike. Really a perfect family
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  • Duration: 8h
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  • Languages Offered: English
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