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Preikestolen

4110 Forsand

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Difficulty

Grading

  • challenging
Length

ferries

7,6
Climbing

ferries

350
Time

Facilities

Duration

  • 4 hours - return trip
Terrain

Facilities

Nature and terrain

  • mountain
Type

Hiking

Marking?Trips marked with the national standard are marked in green (easy), blue (medium), red (demanding) and black (expert). DNT (The Norwegian Trekking Association) marked routes are marked with red T's, painted on cairns and stones. Local associations and sports clubs may have marked hiking trails in other ways. There are many different varieties. Ask at the tourist information office if you are unsure of the markings in the area you are visiting.

ferries

Ground

Facilities

Nature and terrain

  • major pathway

Practical

General facilities

  • Practical information - Equipment: Clothing: Preferably wool closest to body, then fleece and then windproof jacket. Bring rainproof clothing, hat, gloves and spare change. It is important to have sturdy footwear - use hiking/mountain boots. Pack enough food and drink adapted to length of your hike. First aid kit. Bring your phone, but remember that you might not have reception at all times
  • Warning - Be prepared for all types of weather in the mountains, even in summer. This is why you must bring clothing and equipment apt for sunny and nice weather, but also account for snow, rain and heavy wind. The weather can change rapidly. See www.yr.no for weather forecast.

Route Guides

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Parking fee bus/coachNOK 800.- fee
Parking fee carNOK 200.- fee
Parking fee MCNOK 100.- fee

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Get to Preikestolen with your own car: 
From Stavanger: take car ferry from Stavanger to Tau, then drive from Tau to Preikestolen Mountain Lodge. Or take car ferry from Lauvvik to Oanes, and drive to Preikestolen Mountain Lodge. Parking fee. 

Public Transport Directions

Get to Preikestolen by bus and ferry: 
- Bus and ferry to Preikestolen Mountain Lodge with provider Tide Buss
- Bus and ferry to Preikestolen Mountain Lodge with provider Boreal
- Bus to Preikestolen with provider Pelle's reiser

Facilities

Distance

  • length in km - 7,6

Duration

  • 4 hours - return trip

Grading

  • challenging
  • marked trails with colour grading

Nature and terrain

  • fjord
  • major pathway
  • mountain
  • total ascent - 350

Participants must bring

  • backpack
  • clothes
  • headlamp
  • mountain shoes
  • warm clothing
  • water bottle
  • waterproof clothing
  • windproof clothing

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  • Safety tips Preikestolen hike
  • Essential Tips for Hiking in the Mountains

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Ryfylke ferryFerry Stavanger - Tau, Stavanger

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Preikestolbussen - Bus to Preikestolen, StrandProvider: Pelle`s Reiser. Bus services in the summer season between Jørpeland, Preikestolen (the Pulpit Rock) parking, Forsand and Oanes. At Forsand the bus corresponds with several departures with the touristcarferry on the Lysefjord.

GoFjordsBus and ferry to Preikestolen, StavangerActivity provider: Gofjords. Get to Preikestolen by bus and ferry. Take the ferry from Stavanger to Tau, then corresponding bus from Tau ferry quay to Preikestolen Mountain Lodge, the starting point of the hike.