Preikestolen - the Pulpit rock

Hiking to Preikestolen gives you a beautiful view of Lysefjorden far down below. The rock is 600 metres high above the fjord.

Starting/Finishing point: Preikestolen Fjellstue (mountain lodge)

Distance: 8 kilometers

Length of time: 1,5-4 hours

Ascent/Descent: 350 metres

Difficulty: Blue

Water along the way: No
Shoes to choose: Trail running shoes or hiking boots

How to get to Preikestolen?

This is a full day trip for about 8 hours including the hike for 4 hours. From Stavanger travelling time is about one hour. Start by taking the car ferry to Tau.

If you did decide not to go by car, then there is a bus from Tau ferry to Preikestolen Fjellstue, the starting point of the hike. Round trip tickets can be purchased in Stavanger at the tourist information

The Preikestolen hike

This hike is regarded as an "easy one". That also brings with it a lot of tourists so being there either early in the morning or late in the afternoon or evening is a good thing. Since the nights are bright (July) in the evening you could actually start around five o´clock in the afternoon and still be safe back down at the lodge at 9 p.m.

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