After an early-morning pick-up, your adventure will begin with a ferry ride and drive. View Stavanger from a different perspective and get an overview of the surrounding fjords, islands, and mountains. Note: from 2020, the ferry ride will be replaced by driving through the newly opened Ryfast-tunnel - the world´s longest and deepest undersea road tunnel cars can drive through. At the trailhead, your guide will lead you up through the shifting terrain and onward to the mountain’s plateau. 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, you’ll adjust the equipment (ice spikes, etc.). Along the way, there will be opportunities to catch your breath and snap photos of the spectacular nature around you. After 2.5-3.5 hours of trekking, you’ll be rewarded with a panoramic view of some of the most dramatic scenery Fjord-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. You’ll be one of the few that have experienced Preikestolen off-season. Your hike will conclude with freshly-baked bread and a well-deserved bowl of homemade soup at Preikestolen Mountain Lodge. Afterwards, you will be transported back to Stavanger.
I'm the founder of local guiding company Outdoorlife Norway. I have a Masters degree in Nature-based Tourism (NMBU) and am a certified Arctic Nature Guide (UiT). I have lived all across Norway, including the Hardangerfjord, Lillehammer, Svalbard, and Stavanger. Before leading guided hiking tours, I worked 5 seasons at Stavanger's Tourist Information Office. Together with my friends / colleague nature guides Erlend, Hilde and Fabrizio, I form a team of 4 highly dedicated, educated and experienced local guides that would love to share our great nature with you!
Post-hike Hot Soup + Bread. Trail Snack
Hot Local Beverage
Pick-up + Transfer + Drop-off
Snow Spikes / Snowshoes (as needed) + Hiking Poles
After having hiked Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) hundreds of time, it has become like the inside of my pocket. Wherever possible, we will hike off the beaten track and share hidden views with you.
Pulpit Rock Guided Winter/Spring Hike