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Guided Preikestolen: Pulpit Rock Winter/Spring Hike

Product ID: 217827
Beat the crowds and enjoy a guided hike to Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) and the Lysefjord during the serenity of Norway’s off-season. Admire the breathtaking panoramas of some of the finest fjord scenery in Norway before warming up with a bowl of hot soup.
About this activity
Duration: 10 hours
Starting time 7:30 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Norwegian

Pickup included

A selection of hotels in the Stavanger area
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 7 days in advance for a full refund

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  • Get picked up from your hotel in Stavanger and enjoy a hassle-free transfer
  • Hike up to the breathtaking Preikestolen Rock with a professional guide
  • Discover lesser-known, exclusive viewpoints during an off-season hike
  • Conclude the tour with a well-deserved bowl of homemade soup
Full description
After an early-morning pick-up, your adventure will begin with a 1-hour drive to the trailhead. On your way, you can enjoy the view over surrounding fjords, islands, and mountains.

After a short briefing, embark on your journey to Preikestolen. Follow your guide up through the shifting terrain and onward towards the mountain plateau. Along the way, when trail conditions permit, hike to lesser-known exclusive viewpoints. This early in the year, weather conditions are constantly changing and the trail is often covered with snow and ice, even well into springtime. As needed, adjust the equipment (ice spikes, etc.) to match the changes in terrain. Along the way, there will be opportunities to catch your breath, enjoy a warm beverage, and snap photos of the spectacular natural scenery that surrounds you.

After 3 hours of trekking, be rewarded with a panoramic view of some of the most dramatic fjord scenery Norway has to offer. Standing atop the 604-meter-high cliff, the views of the Lysefjord and surrounding mountains are nothing short of awe-inspiring. Be one of the few that have experienced Preikestolen off-season. Take a well-deserved break at the cliff's edge, then head back down the trail for about 2 hours. If conditions allow, your guide will take a slightly different route on the way back. This alternative path is not found on any maps, and will, therefore, allow you to avoid anyone who might be on their way up the main trail. Your hike will conclude beside Refsvatn Lake, where you’ll enjoy freshly-baked bread and a well-deserved delicious bowl of homemade soup at the Preikestolen Mountain Lodge between February and April.

Take a few last breathes of crisp mountain air before returning as a group to Stavanger.
  • Hotel pickup & drop-off
  • Transportation
  • Professional guide
  • Use of snow spikes
  • Use of hiking poles
  • Hot beverages & snack
  • Post-hike hot soup
What’s Not Included
  • Water
  • Lunch package (optional)
  • Photography package (optional)
  • Hiking boots, pants, day-pack, or jacket rental (optional)
  • Hiking gloves purchase (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 16 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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It was a great day full of impressions. Everything went great right from the start. The drive to Preikestolen was very entertaining. Our group was a nice mix of young and middle-aged people. We made ourselves known during the trip, so you knew a little bit more about the participants. The new underwater tunnel is impressive and our guide Fabrizio was very open, talkative and did a great job. We were exposed to all kinds of weather, such as sleet, snow, hail, wind. Unfortunately the visibility was poor, meaning the fjord had disappeared behind a gray fog wall. Nevertheless it was great fun and I can only recommend it to anyone interested in hiking.

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March 1, 2020

I enjoyed all the contents of the tour even though the weather was not great. It was cloudy all the way to the top of the cliff, but only in a moment the thick cloud had gone and we could look down on the fjord clearly from the edge. Although on our way back the weather was getting worse, we came back to the place we started before the worst and heaviest rain thanks to our guide.

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February 22, 2020

Amazing experience of wild nature in winter scenery. Great organization, punctuality, two guides for a group of 12 people. The entrance took place on a more difficult, unmarked path, the descent along the classical path. The right pace, not too fast, not too slow, enough short rests and one longer at the top. Transport from before and to the hotel. The trip is absolutely worth the price and recommendable!

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January 4, 2020

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Outdoorlife Norway AS

Product ID: 217827