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Pulpit Rock is a glacial rock formation 604m above Lysefjord. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Norway which is why so many people hike up for stunning views of the fjord. The trek to the summit of Preikestolen is unguided and has a clearly marked path, but before you begin the hike, you need a simple way to get there.
The excursion begins at Stavanger and takes you to Tau by boat. From here, you will take the bus to Preikestolen Parking which is where you will begin your hike. Once you have arrived at Preikestolen, you can climb to the top of Pulpit Rock at your leisure. The hike ascends by 350m and is fairly demanding but the breathtaking views from the top make the uphill climb worthwhile. We want to make your journey to the start of the hike as simple as possible which is why we offer both the boat crossing and the bus transfer which takes you right to the start of your hike.
The bus will drop you off and pick you up from Preikestolen Parking which is where you will begin and end your tour. So leave the travelling to us and you can focus on conquering Pulpit Rock.
There are a number of departures from Stavanger throughout the day, and plenty of return journeys from Preikestolen, so you’re sure to find a journey time to suit you. There are also additional bus and ferry departures which operate from 1st June to 31st August. When you are planning which ferry and bus to take towards Pulpit Rock, don’t forget to account for how long the hike will take so you can make it back in time for your return journey.
【N.B.】Please note that this bus operates on a first come first serve basis. If the bus is full you will have to wait for the next departure. We cannot guarantee you a seat on the bus. In cases where you need to catch a cruise departure or similar, it is your responsibility to make sure you leave enough time to get back to Stavanger.
- From Stavanger Fiskepiren
- From Preikestolen