This trip offers the total Preikestolen package. It combines a fjord cruise through the stunning Lysefjord with an exhilarating hike up to Preikestolen ( Pulpit Rock).
The fjord cruise sails from Stavanger through beautiful landscapes of idyllic islands, rocky shores, steep mountains and powerful waterfalls. Step out on the open deck and get a better view of the mysterious Fantahålå (Vagabond’s Cave) and get up close to the Hengjane Falls where you can feel the spray of mountain water.
You will depart the cruise at Forsand where a bus is waiting to take you to the starting point of the Preikestolen hike. The hike takes about 2 hours each way. It’s a beautiful hike, but don’t underestimate the trail as it is demanding. The hike unguided so make sure to pack plenty of food and drinks to keep your energy level up.
At the end of your hike, the bus is waiting to take you back to Stavanger at 18:00 (6 p.m.)
Preikestolen is beautifully suspended high above the Lysefjord. End to end the Lysefjord measures 42 km (26mi). The steep rocky walls along its sides are made of lightly colored granite, and gives the fjord its name, as ‘lys’ means light.
The catamaran will drive right up to Hengjane Falls. The waterfall springs out from the steep mountainside at a height of 400 metres (1300 ft). It's popular to taste the pure mountain water that's pouring down.
Preikestolen hiking terrain
There are plenty of beautiful spots to rest along the trail of this hiking trip. Appreciate the change in scenery as you ascend beyond the treetops and get a panoramic view of the Lysefjord.
Vagabond’s Cave (Fantahålå)
This gorgeous cove with dramatic cliffs surrounded by an aqua-marine pool, apparently got its name from a group of vagabonds who for months sought shelter there trying to escape the local police. The cove is only accessible from the water.
Ryfast sub-sea tunnel
The bus will pass through the brand new tunnel in both directions. This is the longest sub-sea tunnel in the world. With a length of 14,3km (8,8mi) it is well ahead of its predecessor, the Tokyo Bay Tunnel in Japan.
Itinerary for Fjord Cruise and Preikestolen Hike Summer
Boat to Lysefjorden
Bus to Preikestolhytta
Hike to Preikestolen
Bus to Stavanger
Arrival in Stavanger
Stavanger bus station
Important on this trip
The meeting point is at Strandkaien, Vågen in Stavanger. Please meet 15 minutes before departure.
The duration of this trip is 9 hours, including 4 hours hiking to the Preikestolen plateau and back.
English and Norwegian audio guide is available on the boat cruise. Additional languages are available as the crew deems needed.
The hike to Preikestolen is unguided. The hike is considered challenging. Pack plenty of food and water to keep your energy up.
Footwear & Clothing
The path goes through muddy areas, slippery rocks and steep mountain terrain. Proper hiking shoes are a must! Bring extra clothing for the hike.
The cruise is outfitted with a kiosk offering refreshments, but make sure bring your own drinks and food for the hike.