The reward from the hike to Preikestolen is a breathtaking view when you reach the summit, 604 meters above Lysefjord. Pulpit Rock has been named one of the world´s most spectacular viewing points by both CNN and Lonely Planet.

The hike itself takes place in hilly terrain, passing natural pools where you are allowed to swim and nice picnic areas and rest spots. Experienced hikers will reach Preikestolen in about two hours. Children, elderly and inexperienced hikers need more time.

We recommend heeding local advice and it is important to check the weather conditions on the day of your trip. Remember good footwear, preferably boots, and bring warm clothing, food and drinks.

The mountain plateau is a 25 x 25 meter square lookout, known as Hyvlatånnå (planed tooth) in the old days. It was a landmark to fjord travellers. But is was not until 1900 that the first tourists hiked to the summit, as Preikestolen gradually became a world famous destination.

The hike starts at the parking lot near the Preikestolen Mountain Lodge. The trail is well marked. The reception desk at your hotel or the locals can tell you when the sun sets so you can plan to be back at the lodge before it gets dark, and plan your trip according to the weather. 

Facts about Pulpit Rock

  • Pulpit Rock plateau lies 604 meters above sea level.
  • Height difference: 330 meters
  • Distance: 3.8 km.

Combine the trip with fjord cruise

On "Pulpit Rock cruise and hike" you can see the Pulpit Rock from the fjord, and the fjord from the Pulpit Rock, all in the same experience.

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This is the Land of Fjords. Preikestolen is situated in a stunning landscape.