Hike Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock)

The plateau at Pulpit Rock
This excursion amid the Norway fjords isn't any ordinary hike. On the contrary, it's an adventure unto itself—a moderately difficult trek up one of the most beautiful trails in the world. And the reward, once you reach the endpoint at Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock), is a viewpoint the likes of which is seen nowhere else on this planet. 

This is a self-guided seasonal excursion (May through October), but you won't be alone as this is one of the more popular spots in the country. The trip takes about five hours roundtrip on hilly terrain and includes time to enjoy and photograph the famous views from Pulpit Rock, which rises 1,981 feet (604 meters) above the Lysefjorden

For a more challenging experience, join a guide and visit Pulpit Rock a different way, taking little-known forest trails off the tourist map. Next, you'll cross a lake by canoe before hiking in near solitude to a stunning viewpoint above Preikestolen that few people ever get to see. Then, you'll head down to the plateau for a rest as you savor the sweeping panoramas of this singularly beautiful locale.

Read more about hiking excursions in Norway and other experiences near Stavanger.
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Itineraries with Hike Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock)

Hike Norway's Glacial Landscape: Trolltunga, Preikestolen, Kjerag - 6 Days

Discover the reasons why Norway has become renowned for its epic landscapes as you hike Trolltunga, Preikestolen, and Kjerag. This fast-paced tour is perfect for more experienced hikers who want to see all that Norway has to offer, from its most famous views to its hidden gems, and immerse themselves in this country's awe-inspiring glacial landscape. Hike Trolltunga to see Norway from the edge of a "troll's tongue," climb a glacier in Folgefonna, spot reindeer in Hardangervidda, and more on this 6-day itinerary.

Norway's Best Cities & Hikes - 9 Days

Accomplish a stunning variety of trails on this active 9-day itinerary while staying in some of Norway's best cities. After an expert-curated tour of Oslo, take an overnight train to Stavanger—your gateway for legendary hikes in the Lysefjord: Pulpit Rock and Kjerag. Then, ferry to Bergen where you'll explore the city by foot culminating with a cruise (and hike) to a farm in the Hardangerfjord, nicknamed 'Queen of the Fjords'.

Cities and Nature of Norway - 7 Days

This trip combines the culture of Norway's cities with active excursions in nature, starting in the capital of Oslo. You'll explore its historic center and museums before heading west to hike the country's famous Preikestolen cliffs and view the wedged boulder of Kjeragbolten. Then take a scenic ferry ride north to the colorful city of Bergen to discover its hills, museums, and eateries.

Highlights of the Norwegian Fjords - 11 Days

Explore the highlights of the Norwegian fjords on this adventurous journey to the Hardangervidda Mountain Plateau, Aurlandfjorden and Nærøyfjorden by kayak on an overnight trip, and beautiful Bergen. You'll also explore the Navvies' Road by bicycle, hike to the iconic Trolltunga (Troll's Tongue), and trek to Preikestolen (the Pulpit Rock) before ending your Norwegian adventure in Stavanger.