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Stavanger: Round-Trip Fjord Cruise to Preikestolen

1. Stavanger: Round-Trip Fjord Cruise to Preikestolen

Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Norwegian fjord landscape on a cruise in an electric boat from Stavanger. Sail along the Lysefjord to Preikestolen, the so-called Pulpit Rock, with stops at the Fantahålå (Vagabond’s Cave) and Hengjanefossen waterfall. Set sail from downtown Stavanger on the silent e-boat, and head towards the cruise's first stop at Fantahålå (Vagabond’s Cave). Sail among the cliff faces and hear legends about the vagrants who hid from sheriffs in the cave. Continue along the Lysefjord toward the Preikestolen rock formation. Gaze up at the impressive landmark towering 604 meters above sea level. Next, head to the Hengjanefossen waterfall, where you'll be able to feel the refreshing spray of the water as you stand at the ship's bow. Grab a snack from the onboard kiosk and relax on one of the sundecks or inside the cabin. Keep an eye out for goats grazing in the Lysefjord pasture and watch as the crew feeds them carrots and other treats. Take in the idyllic scenery before returning to the port in Stavanger.

From Stavanger: Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) Guided Hike

2. 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.

From Stavanger: RIB Sightseeing Cruise to Lysefjord

3. From Stavanger: RIB Sightseeing Cruise to Lysefjord

Accelerate to speeds of up to 35 knots on this guided RIB speedboat tour to Lysefjord. Stay safe along the way with the provided lifejackets, floating suits, and goggles. Pass by islands, waterfalls, caves, and stunning rock formations as you glide over the water.  Meet your skipper at the pier in the harbor at the heart of Stavanger. Gear up with your well-maintained equipment and embark on your RIB adventure. Head out of the city harbor slowly to admire view of Stavanger from the water.  Cruise under the city bridge and go full throttle on your way towards the fjords. Enjoy the wind in your hair while the boat flies on the water. Catch glimpses of city islands, fish farms, and cozy, traditional cabins that hug the waterside.  Keep your eyes peeled for seals and porpoises from below and fierce eagles from above. Once you arrive in Lysefjord make several stops to capture pictures at sights like the Vagabond Cave, Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock), and some waterfalls. Relax on the trip back to Stavanger and disembark at the pier where you began your trip. 

Stavanger: Lysefjord Sightseeing Tour by RIB boat

4. Stavanger: Lysefjord Sightseeing Tour by RIB boat

Enjoy a RIB boat excursion from Stavanger to the lush and green fjord. Ride at a high speed by RIB boat through the spectacular surroundings of the fjord to the famous Priekestolen (Pulpit Rock). Depart from Stavanger and speed along the water to Lysefjord. Admire the views of the towering valley that surrounds 42 kilometers long fjord. Keep on the lookout for eagles who often can be seen soaring majestically through the gorge, as well as other native birdlife. Then, you will witness the imposing site of Pulpit Rock drawing ever closer to you. Admire the stunning sight of the mountain plateau rising 604 meters above the water, dominating the surrounding scenery. This huge cliff is a major tourist destination for the region.

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What people are saying about Pulpit Rock

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 258 reviews

Nice experience and very nice views over the water and in the fjord. Perfect to do with your teenage kids if you're looking for a fun activity for them; with 400 hp engine and 65 knots over the water!

Very tiring excursion, 8 km round trip and 5 hours of walking, it can be done even if not trained, but at the top of Preikestolen a breathtaking view!

totally recommend our guide sven. Has been a great tour with lots of nice views of the fjord and great jumps with the boat over the waves.

Absolutely awesome, a must do! Guides are great, friendly and made the experience unforgettable! Don’t miss the thrill and natural beauty!

Meeting point very easy to find, friendly guide, very good organization