The lodge is at the trailhead for the famous and very worthwhile Pulpit Rock trail. Staying here allows you to visit the rock late in the evening or early in the morning, when the crowds are less.
The cheapest rooms are very basic. Two bunk beds and a sink in an area maybe 9 ft by 6 ft. I have seen bigger jail cells. They provide a sheet, duvet cover and pillow case but you have to make up your own bed and strip it in the morning. The price is 520 NOK for one person for bed and breakfast.
The dining room is very nice with great views. The food is excellent but expensive. Fish soup, Chicken breast with cabbage and potatoes, and a bottle of beer came to 325NOK.
But the location IS stunning and maybe the quiet, the fresh clean air, and the view are priceless.
If you don't think so, consider staying in Stavanger or Tau and getting the an early bus up, or plan to leave on the last bus to avoid the crowds.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The cabin lies in the hills of Ryfylke just near the Refsvatn lake, a beautiful, child-friendly area. There are several marked trails in the area, for example, the path to the Pulpit Rock. The new Preikestolen Mountain Lodge was opened in May 2009. The old Preikestol cabin was built in 1949 just beside the old Vatne mountain farm. There is also good fishing and swimming. There is a lot of activities in the area. We have rental of Canoe, kayak and SUP and we also have a 350meter ZIP-line ... more less