Hike to the magnificent Pulpit Rock on a daytrip. Online booking saves you time and money. You can also buy a combination ticket including both the Airport Bus and the Pulpit Rock Bus.
Preikestolen is a square rock formation resembling a pulpit standing 604 meters above the majestic Lysefjord in Norway. The hike to the plateau takes about two hours. We will take you safely to the start of the trail by bus.
Preikestolen is an experience of a lifetime, and you will want to repeat the trip at different times of the year or at different times of the day. We bring you there throughout the season, from March to November.
Welcome on board! The Pulpit Rock Bus provides a comfortable ride to the trailhead. Select the date and book your trip now, to save money and skip the queue! You get a discount when booking online. The buses run all day long. Please note that seating is first-come first-served.
– Travel on the Airport Express Bus Stavanger and the Hop-on Hop-Off Pulpit Rock Bus.
- Stavanger – Pulpit Rock
- Stavanger Airport – Pulpit Rock
- Stavanger – Stavanger Airport (Please visit www.flybussen.no for tickets and updated schedule).
The Pulpit Rock Bus offers several daily departures between Stavanger and the trailhead. Your return journey is open. The bus stops at Stavanger hotels and major transport hubs in Stavanger, like Byterminalen, the main bus station as well as the train station.
The Preikestolen Hike
The view from Preikestolen makes it one of Norway´s most popular hikes. Preikestolen was ranked number one on CNN’s list of natural wonders of the world. It was named "the most spectacular viewing platform in the world" by Lonely Planet.
The rise and fall of the trail passes nice picnic areas and amazing spots for taking a swim. If you are used to walking in hilly terrain, the hike to the plateau takes about two hours. Children and those who do not have much experience will need more time. The round trip takes about 3-4 hours for someone of average fitness.
We recommend that you seek local advice and check the weather forecast. Use footwear suited for hiking, preferably mountain boots, and clothes suited to changing weather. Bring food and something to drink for the hike.
A memorable experience
The journey to Preikestolen starts in Stavanger and introduces you to a beautiful landscape in a sheltered fjord region situated north of this great city. Stavanger is the fourth largest city in Norway and has a number of direct flights from European cities.
The Pulpit Rock Cruise & Hike Tour offers the best of both worlds: Experience Preikestolen from the water and the summit.
The trailhead starts at the unique Preikestolen Mountain Lodge, only a 45-60 minutes drive from Stavanger, Sandnes and Stavanger Airport. The lodge provides fine dining options, accommodation and other activities.