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Preikestolen: Guided Hike & Canoe Trip

Product ID: 218202
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Avoid the crowds by joining an off-the-beaten-track adventure to Preikestolen and Lysefjord. Canoe across Refsvatn Lake then experience near-solitude on hidden hiking trails. Encounter out-of-this-world views of the Norwegian wilderness.
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Duration: 10 hours
Starting time 7:10 AM
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English, Norwegian

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  • Enjoy a hassle-free pick-up and transfer to the trailhead
  • Start your outdoor adventure by canoeing across the lake
  • Avoid the crowds by hiking along off-the-beaten-track trails
  • Encounter out of this world views of Preikestolen and Lysefjord
Full description
After an early-morning pick-up, your adventure will begin with a 30-minute transfer to the base of the hiking trail, including driving the world's longest undersea road tunnel.

Once there, embark on your trip by canoeing across Refsvatn Lake. When you reach the other side, set off on a hike along off-the-map trails which are overgrown and have almost been forgotten. These trails are rarely used and the cairns that lead the way through dense forests are difficult to find. Once above the tree-line, the trail completely disappears. The remaining portion of the hike will be comprised of off-trail hiking and scrambling. 

During this final portion of the hike, experience out-of-this-world and rarely-seen views of Preikestolen and Lysefjord. After about 3.5 hours on foot, reach a viewpoint of Preikestolen that the majority of other visitors only get to see in tourist brochures. Then, hike down to Preikestolen and enjoy a well-deserved break atop the impressive plateau that towers 604 meters above sea level. Marvel at the 1000 meter-high mountain walls surrounding the 42 kilometer-long Lysefjord from a new perspective. 

At that point, as you begin the long descent back to civilization, start by joining the masses of people who are following the main trail away from Preikestolen. After about 20 minutes, escape the crowds by detouring back onto one of the off-the-map trails. Enjoy the remainder of the hike in near-solitude while you take in the beauty of the Norwegian wilderness from ever-changing perspectives. The hike down will take approximately 2 hours.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation
  • Professional guide
  • Canoe equipment rental
  • Use of hiking poles
  • Hot beverages & snack
What’s Not Included
  • Water
  • Lunch package (optional)
  • Photography package (optional)
  • Hiking boot rental (optional)
  • Hiking pants rental (optional)
  • Hiking jacket rental (optional)
  • Day-pack rental (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 10 years

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Warm clothing
  • Hiking shoes
  • Rain gear
Know before you go
• This hike is relatively demanding and involves a 9.5-kilometer (5.9-mile) roundtrip trek with an ascent of 600 meters (almost 2,000 feet)

From US$ 167.11 per person

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Outdoorlife Norway AS

Product ID: 218202