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Pulpit Rock: Our most recommended tours and activities

Stavanger: Waterfalls Rocks and Caves Cruise

1. Stavanger: Waterfalls Rocks and Caves Cruise

Experience the Norwegian fjords throughout a scenic sightseeing cruise. The Lysefjord and the Pulpit Rock (Preikestolen) are some of the most impressive sights you will enjoy throughout this tour, as you enjoy nature at its best from the convenience of a boat. One of the first memorable sights will be the mysterious Vagabond's Cave, a gorgeous cove where dramatic cliffs surround an aqua-marine pool. As legend has it, the cave was named after a group of vagabonds who hid in the shelter for months trying to escape police. You will then head to the famous Pulpit Rock, a natural rock formation consisting of a steep cliff which rises 1,981 feet above Lysefjorden, opposite the Kjerag plateau. It also has an almost flat top of approximately 80 meters across. Throughout this exhilarating tour of memorable Lysefjord with its towering waterfalls, idyllic islands, and breathtaking scenery, you'll also visit wild goats at a summer pasture, and taste clear mountain water from the Hengjane Falls.

From Stavanger: RIB Safari Cruise to Lysefjord

2. From Stavanger: RIB Safari Cruise to Lysefjord

The tour starts in the bottom of the harbour in the center of Stavanger. Everyone is suited up in floating suits, lifejackets and goggles (all included) before embarking the RIB. First part of the ride goes slowly out of the city harbour. Here you get to see a lot of Stavanger from the sea side. Once the boats have passed under the city bridge the real fun begin! The boats accelerate up to 35 knots and head towards the fjords. The feeling is abolutely amazing! Enjoy the wind in your hair while the boat is "flying" on the water. On your way to the fjords you will pass the city islands, fish farms and a lot of traditional cabins located down by the water. If you are lucky you will see some wildlife on your way! Look in the water for seals and porpoises and look to the sky for eagles! Once you arrive in Lysefjord there will be sevaral stops for you to capture with your camera or simply just take in the amazing scenery. The stops includes the Vagabond Cave, Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) and waterfalls! After about an hour the boat will turn around and head back to Stavanger. You will be disembarked at the same dock where you embarked.

From Stavanger: Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) Guided Hike

3. From Stavanger: Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) Guided Hike

Hike one of Norway’s most spectacular walking trails just a few hours from Stavanger, and get stunning views from the top of Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) above the Lysefjorden fjord. Reach the edge of the near-vertical cliff and test your nerves of steel as you stand or sit close to the edge above crystal-clear waters. Enjoy a light snack as you take in the unobstructed views over a fjord formed by glaciers during the last Ice Age. Reconnect with the wilderness on the 4 to 6-hour trek using well marked and easy to follow paths. Face the challenge of rocks that may become slippery in more demanding areas before you reach the unparalleled views.

Stavanger: Guided Winter Hike Pulpit Rock Preikestolen

4. Stavanger: Guided Winter Hike Pulpit Rock Preikestolen

After being picked up from your accommodation at 7:15 AM, head to the Stavanger or Lauvvik ferry station, and take the ferry across the fjord. From the other side, it is a short drive to Preikestolen Lodge, the starting point for the hike. The hike up will take you between 2 and 3 hours. Once at Pulpit Rock, spend some time enjoying the views of beautiful natural scenery and take some photos. Enjoy your packed lunch, beverages, and some snacks here. The hike back will likely also take 2 to 3 hours, and you can expect to arrive back in Stavanger around 3-4 PM. The distance covered is approximately 4 km each way and the level is easy to moderate. Depending on weather, snow, and ice conditions, the trail may become slippery in some of the more demanding areas. The supplier provides crampons if the conditions requiers it. Some hiking experience is desirable, but not mandatory. Hikers should be prepared with clothes and shoes for cold weather. Hiking boots are required on this hike, and can be rented when booking. Other suggestions include warm, windproof, and waterproof clothing. Bring some water with you to keep hydrated, preferably in a container you can refill on the trail. Norwegian mountains are full of crystal clear, clean, and very tasty water sources. Lunch will not be provided, but please bring your own snack. Each hiker is responsible for carrying his/her own gear, so a suitable backpack is recommended.

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What people are saying about Pulpit Rock

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 182 reviews

Super fun on such a fast boat. Nice that our guide had fun doing tricks with the boat, making sharp turns on the water. Seen the Preikestolen, but actually it is not as impressive from the water as when you stand on top of it. Received warm suits before departure and (ski) goggles to prevent the rain from stinging your face sharply. We enjoyed it. I think we got value for our money, but everything here in Norway is quite expensive, including this trip.

Fantastic nice trip. Disappointed with the price. Bought tickets online through Getyourguide for more than SEK 1300/per person. When we got there, the boat company in the harbor sold the same tour for 600 SEK/ per person. How can it make so much difference? Will henceforth buy tickets at the venue.

We really enjoyed it, especially the kids (11 and 9) thought it was great! Elias as a guide explained everything to us well and we felt safe

This trip was worth every penny. Well organised and a great afternoon. I would book with this company again.

Great excursion, great scenery and fantastic landscape in bright sunshine.