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pulpit rock

This is Norway's most popular nature attraction. At the top of this 604 meter high cliff, you will find one of the most dramatic and breathtaking views that Norway's fjords have to offer.

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Short summary

Pulpit Rock, which was formed over 10,000 years ago, is Norway's most popular natural attraction, with over 350,000 people making the hike to the dizzying mountain plateau every year. The destination of the journey is the scenic lookout point that offers stunning views of the fjord below.

As an added bonus, the hike takes you through the lush natural landscapes of western Norway, featuring picturesque forested areas and several scenic lookout points along the way. The trail encompasses a variety of terrain, including swampy areas, forests, and stone steps built by Nepalese sherpas.

View over the Lysefjorden from the Pulpit Rock at our hike in the Stavanger Area

WEEKDAYS

PRICE:    

1-2 Persons - 6.190 NOK

   3 Persons - 7.190 NOK

   4 Persons - 8.190 NOK

HIKERS:

Max 4 persons 

Minimum age: 14

DURATION:

Approximately 6 hours

PICKUP TIME:

15:30

LENGTH:

Approximately 10 km

DIFFICULTY:

SATURDAY/SUNDAY

PRICE:    

1-2 Persons - 8.190 NOK

   3 Persons - 9.190 NOK

   4 Persons - 10.190 NOK

HIKERS:

Max 4 persons 

Minimum age: 14

DURATION:

Approximately 8+ hours

PICKUP TIME:

08:30

LENGTH:

Approximately 10 km

DIFFICULTY:

Hike Description

About a 40-minute drive from the pick-up point, having just traveled 292m below the fjord from Stavanger. we reach the parking area. Once at the hike's starting point, we conduct an equipment check, making any necessary adjustments. Following this, a brief safety briefing is provided, covering trail information, expected conditions, and useful hiking tips before embarking on today's exciting adventure!

 

The trail offers a mix of terrain, involving steep gravel hills, boulder climbing, rock stairs, wooden pathways over marshlands, and forest trails. After approximately 2.5 hours of hiking, we reach Pulpit Rock, a flat plateau measuring 25 x 25 meters, situated 604 meters above the legendary Lysefjorden. Here, panoramic views of the fjord await.

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We prepare food, enjoy something warm to drink, and relish the view. After enjoying the scenery and taking a break, we either return the same way or opt for the "off-beaten hidden track" on the way back, depending on time and conditions.

If we choose the off-beaten hidden track, we follow a path to the top of the mountain, offering a view down to Pulpit Rock. Opting to go all the way to the top provides a 360-degree view of the entire area, extending beyond Stavanger.

 

An extra bonus of taking this route is the option to descend from the mountain on a less trodden path for the majority of the way down. On this trail there are usually very few people, as the trail is not marked or signposted. We rejoin the commercial trail at the sign shown in the picture below :) 

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Upon reaching the car, we reflect on the breathtaking experience and the sense of accomplishment that comes with conquering Pulpit Rock. The memories forged during this adventure are not just about the destination but the entire journey, from navigating diverse landscapes to basking in the tranquility of nature.

 

If you've ever dreamed of standing atop a natural marvel, gazing over a fjord with the wind in your hair, this hike is a gateway to that dream.

PS! This is a long and challenging trip. On weekdays, we must maintain a steady pace to  adhere to the schedule. We, therefore, recommend not booking this hike if you are unsure whether  you comfortably fit within Level 3. On the weekend day version of the hike, there is more time available, allowing for a more relaxed pace.

Weekday Hike

Embarking on a weekend day hike provides us with the luxury of abundant time, allowing us to relish every nuance of the journey. Although the trail replicates that of our weekday hike, the extended duration and prolonged breaks promise to elevate the overall experience even further :)

 

Our leisurely pace grants us the freedom to immerse ourselves in the enchanting surroundings, appreciating the smallest details along the way. We'll carve out ample moments for making a campfire, make some food, and the pursuit of additional activities like fishing and swimming, should the interest and opportunities present themselves. So, lace up your hiking boots, embrace the unhurried rhythm, and let's make the most of this weekend adventure!

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Hike Includes:

​​​Simple meal.

Transportation.

Headlamp if needed.

Fishing Gear if applicable.

Hot beverages and some snack.

Pickup and drop-off at agreed point.

Experienced guide designated to your personal group.

Premium photos taken of you during the hike using premium-grade equipment.

Tasting of the different traditional Norwegian "hiking chocolates" during the hike.

Please Bring:

Required

Proper hiking boots (can be rented).

Rain-proof jacket (can be rented).

Recommended

Water-resistant pants (can be rented).

Small backpack (can be rented).

Base layer.

Insulated layer.

Warm, thick socks.

Packed lunch/snacks if desired.

Swimwear if desired.

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Facts about Pulpit Rock

01

Iconic Landmark

Pulpit Rock, also known as Preikestolen, is an iconic natural landmark in Norway.

03

Rock Formation

Pulpit Rock is a flat-topped rock formation, resembling a pulpit or platform, with dimensions approximately 25 by 25 meters.

05

National Tourist Route

The road leading to Pulpit Rock is part of Norway's designated National Tourist Route, showcasing stunning scenery.

07

Filming Location

It has been featured in various films and advertisements due to its dramatic and picturesque setting, such as Mission Impossible, Ex Machina and Fast and Furious.

02

Elevation

It stands at an impressive elevation of 604 meters (1,982 feet) above the Lysefjorden.

04

Formation History

The rock was formed during the last Ice Age, approximately 10,000 years ago, as glacial ice carved the surrounding landscape.

06

Geological Features

The rock's unique geological features make it a subject of interest for geologists studying the region's geological history.

08

Ancient History

Pulpit Rock has been a significant landmark for centuries, with evidence suggesting it was known and used by locals dating back to ancient times.

Please note that this hike can get incredibly crowded, particularly during the summer months from June to August. To avoid the worst of the crowds, we have chosen to start this hike after 16:00 on weekdays and before 09:00 on weekends.

 

However, please be prepared for a high volume of people - this is, after all, one of the most famous hikes in Norway. To avoid disappointment, we recommend preparing yourself mentally for the possibility of hiking in a queue.

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Sunset Hike

During the season, time of Sunset will change. Here, we provide a list of sunset times so
that you can determine whether to expect a sunset during the trip you're booking.

April

15.04 
18.04
21.04
24.04
27.04 
28.04
30.04

- 20:53
- 21:00
- 21:07
- 21:14
- 21:21
- 21:23
- 21:28

May

01.05
05.05
10.05
15.05
20.05
25.05
30.04

- 21:30
- 21:40
- 21:51
- 22.02
- 22:13
- 22:23
- 22:32

Juni

01.06
05.06
10.06
15.06
20.06
25.06
30.06

- 22:35
- 22:41
- 22:47
- 22:51
- 22:53
- 22:53
- 22:51

July

01.07
05.07
10.07
15.07
20.07
25.07
30.07

- 22:50
- 22:47
- 22:41
- 22:34
- 22:25
- 22:15
- 22:04

August

01.08
05.08
10.08
15.08
20.08
25.08
30.08

- 21:59
- 21:50
- 21:37
- 21:24
- 22:10
- 20:56
- 20:42

September

01.09
02.09
04.09
06.09
08.09
10.09
12.09

- 20:36
- 20:33
- 20:28
- 20:22
- 20:16
- 20:10
- 20:04

Pulpit Rock Weekday Hike - Timeline Example
15.30
16.30
19.00
21.00
21.30
We meet at the pickup point with warm greetings and install you in the car. While in the car, we'll dicuss the day's objectives, lay out the day's plan, and start getting to know each other a bit.

Upon reaching the hike's starting point, we'll conduct an equipment check and make any necessary adjustments. Following this, we'll provide a brief safety briefing before embarking on today's exciting adventure!


After approximately 2.5 hours of hiking, we reach Pulpit Rock, a flat plateau measuring 25 x 25 meters, situated 604 meters above the legendary Lysefjorden.

Here, panoramic views of the fjord await.


We have now returned to the car, either retracing our steps along the same path or by descending into the valley and following the route along the Langabergvannet.

Regrettably, our time together has come to an end as we arrive back at the drop-off point. We say our goodbyes and hope to meet again.

The example provided is just one way to experience this hike. This trail offers flexibility and can be tailored to your desired length, allowing for various extensions and options.

Weekend Day Hike - Timeline Example
08.30
09.30
12.00
13.00
15.30
16.30
We meet at the pickup point with warm greetings and install you in the car. While in the car, we'll dicuss the day's objectives, lay out the day's plan, and start getting to know each other a bit.

Upon reaching the hike's starting point, we'll conduct an equipment check and make any necessary adjustments. Following this, we'll provide a short safety briefing before embarking on today's exciting adventure!

After a delightful journey through diverse landscapes offering splendid vistas, we finally reach the summit. Here, we take a well-deserved break to savor the panoramic views and refuel with some food and drinks.

We descend into the summit and head for the lower area. Here, we find a nice spot to take a longer break, lighting a campfire and preparing some food. 

We have now returned to the car, tired but filled with impressions from today's hike.

Regrettably, our time together has come to an end as we arrive back at the drop-off point. We say our goodbyes and hope to meet again.

The example provided is just one way to experience this hike. This trail offers flexibility and can be tailored to your desired length, allowing for various extensions and options.

Pickup Point

Our standard pickup point (displayed below) is outside the main entrance, facing the water, of the hotel "Raddison Blue Atlantic Hotel" in Stavanger sentrum. If you need another pickup point in the vicinity of Stavanger centrum, this can be arranged but you need to clarify this with us while booking. 

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