Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) is one of the most visited attractions in Norway, and one of the most photographed sites. Visiting this popular rock formation 604 metres above the Lysefjord is a fantastic nature experience. In 2011 Preikestolen was listed one of the world’s most spectacular viewing platforms by Lonely Planet and CNN GO travel magazine.
SEASON: April - September. PLEASE NOTE: In the beginning of the season the trail might still be covered in ice and snow. Always check the weather conditions before hiking. If snow and ice, use spikes and ski poles when hiking. Make sure you hike when it is daylight. Wear warm clothes, bring extra clothing and packed lunch and drink. If you are not confident to do the hike on your own, please book a tour with a local nature guide.
GETTING THERE BY BUS OR TAXI:
The bus departs from Tau to Preikestolen Mountain Lodge 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.
GETTING THERE BY CAR:
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 160 for car, NOK 60 for MC.
Read about the hike and get timetables here.