Trips

Preikestolen (the Pulpit Rock) bus from Tau

A one-way ticket to Preikestolen, please!
Price fromNOK 125,-Book now
Lysefjord and Preikestolen cliff summer view in Norway with no people

Overview

Stay as long as you like
  • Season
    29. March - 30. Sept.
  • Departure point
    Tau
  • Duration
    0.5 h

Many great experiences start with just a single bus ticket. Choose the day that suits you best to make the trip to the Pulpit Rock (Preikestolen) and decide for yourself how long you want to stay there. 

Preikestolen is Norway's most popular tourist destination. Hikers can enjoy the six-kilometre walk in wild and beautiful scenery, small lakes you can swim in (if you dare!) and fantastic places alongside the path where you can enjoy your lunch, and best of all: #thatfeeling of standing on the ledge itself looming over Lysefjord.

Want to stay for several days? If so, there's lots of other great hikes to experience! For example, starting at Preikestolen Fjellstue, you can do the round trip to Moslifjellet in the area where the Lysefjord glacier once was. Another good alternative is the round trip to Vatnerindane, where you can also say hello to the troll known as Rindatrollet.

Prices and departures

Prices

From Tau


From Preikestolhytta



Quoted prices apply to online bookings. An additional charge may apply on trips where purchasing on site is available.

Departures

From Tau


There are daily departures in season, and you can choose either direction of travel for your ticket – from Tau to Preikestolhytta or from Preikestolhytta to Tau. You receive an open ticket and can choose the departure which best suits you. 

Please see timetables.

From Preikestolhytta


Please see timetables.


Map

Highlights

Sights on the trip

  • Preikestolen (the Pulpit Rock)

    This famous mountain ledge is 604 metres above sea level and is something that people around the world have on their 'bucket list'. It's not hard to see why! This unique rock formation is a spectacle you definitely have to see, either from the fjord or by making the hike up to it.

    Misty morning view of popular Norwegian attraction Preikestolen. Great summer scene of Lysefjord
  • Lysefjord

    Lysefjord is 40 km long and is the southernmost of the famous western fjords of Norway. Here, there are world-famous rock formations such as Preikestolen and Kjerag, imposing scenery and rich local history. The fjord recently won a 'Sustainable tourism award'.

    Male traveler with backpack hiking  to the Pulpit Rock looking at the Lysefjord view alone
  • Ryfylkeheiane

    Preikestolen lies in the southernmost part of the Ryfylkeheiane mountains. The area consists of high mountain plateaus with steep drops down to the fjords, along with peaks, hills, lakes and bogs. There is a well-developed network of paths here, along with many tourist cabins. The area is also important for the production of electricity. 

    A group of young people is standing next to the small lake creating a beautiful reflections in the water. Preikestolen, Norway

Practical information

More about the excursion, tips and advice

There are daily departures in season, and you can choose either direction of travel for your ticket – from Tau to Preikestolhytta or from Preikestolhytta to Tau. You receive an open ticket and can choose the departure which best suits you. What if the bus is full? It's usually not very long until the next departure!

If you choose this option, it's important to bear in mind that the price does not include ferry tickets. These must be purchased separately on-board the ferry. 

The hike itself is around 6 km (350 m of ascent) over hilly terrain. The estimated duration is four hours in total. The trail is well-marked and must be completed without a guide. 

Remember to bring the right equipment!

It's important that you wear good sensible clothing. A hike in the high mountains requires walking boots, warm clothes and wind and waterproof outer layers. Remember also to bring food and plenty to drink.

Safety is important

There is no guide for this hike and it is undertaken at your own risk. Always check the weather forecast before setting out on a hike. The weather can change quickly in the mountains, and extra clothing, food and drink is essential in case the trip takes longer than anticipated. 

This tour is operated by Tide. If you have any questions, please contact Tide's customer service desk at [email protected] or phone +4755238700. Opening hours: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday/Sunday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.