The fjord cruise sails from Stavanger to the Lysefjord, past the mysterious Vagabond's Cave (Fantahålå), beautiful landscapes of rocky shores and snow capped mountain peaks.
The boat turns at Hengjane waterfall, where you can feel the spray of mountain water (if its not frozen to ice)
You will depart the cruise at Forsand where a mountain guide will transport you to the starting point of the Preikestolen hike. The hike takes about 2 hours each way. Crampons and headlamps are provided when needed.
Remember to pack food, water, warm clothes and proper hiking boots.
The return trip to Stavanger is by minibus, and the guide will drive you to your hotel.
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.
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.
Enjoy the striking scenery of the fjord that 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.
Credit: Statens Vegvesen
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.
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.
Itinerary for Fjord Cruise and Guided Preikestolen Hike Winter
Boat to Lysefjord
Bus to Preikestolhytta
Guided Hike to Preikestolen
Bus to Stavanger
Arrival in Stavanger
Stavanger bus station
Important on this trip
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. Additional languages are available as the crew deems needed.
Hot drinks and snacks are included in the trip. The cruise is outfitted with a sun deck, spacious cabins and kiosks offering refreshments, including beer and wine.
Participants have to be at least 8 yers old.
The hike to Preikestolen is guided.
The meeting point is at Strandkaien, Vågen in Stavanger. Please, make sure to be there 15 minutes before departure.