The hike up to Preikestolen is one of the most popular in Norway.
Departing from two places in the center of Stavanger, our bus is an easy way getting to and from the hike.
The hike up to Preikestolen is challenging. It is 8 km (4,9 mi) long and takes about 4 hours round trip. The route is signposted with lots of red-painted distance markers making it easy to follow the trail. Parts of the trail have beautiful granite stairways engineered by Nepalese Sherpas.
There are no shops on the climb so bring enough food and drink supplies for the hike. Once you set off, there is nothing but beautiful nature, stunning views and your fellow hikers.
The return bus will pick you up at the same place it let you off.
Towering 604 meters (1981ft.) above sea level, the glacial rock formation that makes up Preikestolen (the Pulpit Rock), is among the most popular attractions in Norway. The hiking destination has been named one of the world's most spectacular viewing points by both CNN and Lonely Planet.
There are plenty of beautiful spots to rest along the trail of this hiking trip. Cool down with a swim in one of the mountain waters. Appreciate the change in scenery as you ascend beyond the treetops and get a panoramic view of the Lysefjord.
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.
The Lysefjord from above
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.
Around the halfway mark of the trail you pass Tjødnane - a couple of small mountain lakes. On hot summer days some hikers like to go for a dip in the cold, yet to some, refreshing water.
Once a greater challenge for hikers, the Neverdal Ravine used to be a challenging point to ascend on the path to Preikestolen. Built with the superpowers and ancient knowledge of the Nepalese Sherpas, the ravine now boasts a granite stairway at your service.
Preikestolen Express bus
Our pink tour bus are easy to spot and offer a comfortable ride. We offer a quick and easy service, so you can focus on the hike.
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Important on this trip
Wear a proper hiking jacket and pack warm clothing in case the weather conditions change during your hike.
Leave your casual footwear behind, and strap on sturdy hiking boots. The path goes through muddy areas, slippery rocks and steep mountain terrain.
Food and Drinks
Be prepared for a demanding hike and pack plenty of food and water to keep your energy up. Food can be purchased at the Preikestolen BaseCamp
Please, be aware that this hike is unguided. However, the path is well marked with distance markers.
2 Departure Points
The trip starts from Radisson Blu Atlantic Hotel. 5 minutes later the bus makes a quick stop at the bus stop at Mosvangen Campsite to pick up additional hikers. Make sure to show up 10 minutes before scheduled departure.
3 alternative departure times
The bus departs from Stavanger at 08:00 and 10:00. On selected days, there is also a 11:00 departure. See calendar for available options.