Preikestolen is a square rock formation resembling a pulpit standing 604 meters above the majestic Lysefjord in Norway. The hike to the plateau itself 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 one you will want to repeat at different times of the year or at different times of the day. We bring you there throughout the season, from March to October.
Book bus tickets online
Welcome on board! The Pulpit Rock Bus provides a comfortable ride to the trailhead. Select the date and book your seats 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.
You can choose your trip from our regular departures or the exclusive Pulpit Rock Private Tour. If you prefer the latter and more exclusive option, you will be picked up and returned to your hotel. This bus reaches the trail via the ferry link Lauvvik-Oanes. There are special fares for families.
The Pulpit Rock Bus offers several daily departures between Tau and the trailhead. To get to Tau, you have to take a ferry from Fiskepirterminalen in Stavanger. Your journey continues from Tau on one of our buses to the Pulpit Rock Mountain Lodge. Your return journey is open.
Remember that the ticket for the ferry from Stavanger to Tau is not included in The Pulpit Rock Bus price. You pay for the ferry trip on board.
Hike Pulpit Rock with local guide
Would you like a local guide to help you reach Preikestolen safely? Harald is our own Pulpit Rock Tours guide. He grew up nearby, and is more than qualified to take you to the top. He will give you the extended tour, telling stories and offering a local snack on the way. Maybe you would like to reach the plateau outside of high season? Our guides knowledge and skills provide extra security in such situations.
Hiking Pulpit Rock
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 “one of Norway’s emblematic images” 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.
Pulpit Rock Cruise and Hike
If you want to see Preikestolen from both the fjord and the plateau, you can also do the Pulpit Rock Cruise and Hike combination tour. Here, the journey to Preikestolen starts with a cruise, then by bus, and finally on foot – and introduces you to a beautiful landscape in a sheltered fjord region situated north of Stavanger. 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: Preikestolen from the water and the summit.
The trailhead starts at the unique Preikestolen Mountain Lodge, only an hour´s drive from Stavanger, Sandnes and Stavanger Airport.