Experience the view from a 604 meter high cliff outside Stavanger. The view is one of the most spectacular in Norway!


The Pulpit Rock or Preikestolen (Norwegian) has one of the most spectacular views in Norway.

The plateau is about 25 x 25 meters and is located 604 meters (1982 ft.) above the Lysefjord. We assume that the Pulpit Rock was created during the Ice Age when the temperature was so cold that the rock burst.

The hike

To reach the Pulpit Rock, you have to walk a 3,8 km (2,4 mi.) long trail from Prekestolen Fjellstue.

Most of the trail has a good surface, so sneakers make it ideal if it is dry outside. If it´s wet, it can be muddy and slippery som places.

The hike takes about 2-3 hours one way for a normal family. Remember to allow plenty of time, so you have time to take a lot of pictures.

How to get there

From Stavanger to the Pulpit Rock, you can travel by ferry and bus. If you have a car, you can take it on the ferry and drive to the parking spot.

The ferry that runs from Stavanger to Tau, are running around the clock. (Unfortunately with fewer departures during the night. But at this time, I recommend not to embark on a hike in the mountains.) The ferry is operated by Norled.

From Tau, there are several bus companies who are competing for passengers to the Pulpit Rock. See Tide and Boreal for more information.

If you drive: Take your car on the ferry from Stavanger to Tau or Lauvvik to Oanes. Follow mainroad 13 towards Jørpeland and take Preikestolvegen to the parking spot at Preikestolen Fjellstue.

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