Quoted prices apply to online bookings. An additional charge may apply on trips where purchasing on site is available.
You receive an open ticket and can choose the departure which best suits you.
There are various departure times from Stavanger to Tau and Tau to Preikestolen throughout the season and the same applies for return journeys. Between 1st June to 31st August, additional bus and ferry services will operate.
The best way to plan your journey is by viewing our timetable and printing a copy or taking a screenshot of the timetable so you have all journey times to hand whilst on your trip.
【N.B.】Bus seats are first come first serve. If the bus is full you have to wait for the next one.
Preikestolen (the Pulpit Rock) is a glacial rock formation 604m above Lysefjord. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Norway which is why so many people hike up for stunning views of the fjord. The trek to the summit of Preikestolen is unguided and has a clearly marked path, but before you begin the hike, you need a simple way to get there.
The excursion begins at Stavanger and takes you to Tau by boat. From here, you will take the bus to Preikestolen Parking which is where you will begin your hike. Once you have arrived at Preikestolen, you can climb to the top of Pulpit Rock at your leisure. The hike ascends by 350m and is fairly demanding but the breathtaking views from the top make the uphill climb worthwhile. We want to make your journey to the start of the hike as simple as possible which is why we offer both the boat crossing and the bus transfer which takes you right to the start of your hike.
The bus will drop you off and pick you up from Preikestolen Parking which is where you will begin and end your tour. So leave the travelling to us and you can focus on conquering Pulpit Rock.
There are a number of departures from Stavanger throughout the day, and plenty of return journeys from Preikestolen, so you’re sure to find a journey time to suit you. Don’t forget to account for how long the hike will take so you can make it back in time for your return journey.
Please note that the bus operates on a first come first serve basis. If the bus is full you may wait for the next departure.
Sights on the trip
Spend some time in Stavanger before and/or after your trip to Preikestolen. Stavanger is the 4th biggest city in Norway and there is plenty to see and do. Experience unique museums, colourful buildings, quaint streets, Stavanger Cathedral and the market if you have more time in the city. There are also lots of shops and supermarkets so stock up on food, drink and any extra layers you may need before your hike.
The hiking terrain
The hike from the starting point by Preikestolen Mountain Lodge to Preikestolen is one of Norway's most popular hikes. The goal is of course Preikestolen with its unique rockformation. However, the hike to and from Preikestolen is also beautiful as you walk through gorgeous Western Norwegian forest terrain.