Preikestolen (the Pulpit Rock) is one of the most visited attractions in Norway, and one of the most photographed sites. To visit this popular rock formation 604 metres above the Lysefjord is a fantastic nature experience.
In 2011 Preikestolen was listed as one of the world’s most spectacular views and natural attractions by Lonely Planet and CNN GO travel magazine.
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Already for Easter there will be bus transportation from Tau to Preikestolen as well as weekends in April and last part of September.
From May to the middle of September:
The bus departs from Tau to Preikestolhytta several times daily. The bus corresponds with ferry departures from Fiskepirterminalen in Stavanger. Rest of the year the bus stops at Jørpeland 9 kilometres from Preikestolen Mountain Lodge. Further transportation will be with a taxi. The hike up to Preikestolen is a two hours marked trail.
GET MORE INFORMATION ON THE HIKE AND BUS TIMETABLE.
Travel to Lauvvik ferry quay on Rv 13 and cross with the ferry to Oanes, continue along Rv 13 and follow the signs the Preikestolen. This is the most scenic route. You can also cross with the ferry to Tau and continue on Rv 13 via Jørpeland and follow the signs to Preikestolen. Parking fee NOK 100.
It is possible to hike to Preikestolen during the winter if there is little snow! Please note: If the trail is slippery please consider going back.
Remember to bring varm clothes, sturdy footwear (hiking boots) and a packed lunch!
Read about the hike and get timetables here.