Mt Preikestolen (the Pulpit Rock) in Ryfylke is one of Norway´s National Hiking Trails, and the view towards the Lysefjord is epic. Map to use: Lysefjorden 1:50000.
Mt Preikestolen is a mountain plateau raging 604 meters above the Lysefjord. The four kilometer long hike and 330 meter climb takes about two to three hours one way.
Region Stavanger is the official destination company for the Lysefjord Area.
About season and other important information
GRADING – Medium. ALTITUDE DIFFERENCE – This hike starts at approximately 275 masl (Parking by Preikestolen Mountain Lodge). Highest point at approximately 604 masl (Preikestolen Mountain Plateou).
GUIDE – We recommend you to join a Guided Tour to Preikestolen.
SEASON – Mid June to mid September, depending on temperature and snow.
NOTE – This hike is not suitable for children! This is a long and demanding hike, you should be an experienced hiker to do this hike. There are several steep, narrow and exposed sections on this hike and especially on Preikestolen.
Mt Preikestolen (the Pulpit Rock)
The hike to Mt Preikestolen starts from Preikestolen Mountain Lodge and there is a marked trail to the summit. Read about the hike to Preikestolen at the Preikestolen 365 website.
Mt Preikestolen is a popular goal for both Norwegians and foreign tourists. In the high season, it can be crowded on the flat plateau that measures only 25 times 25 meters and with three of the edges going vertically straight down into the Lysefjord.
NOTE – Be careful not to go near the edges of the vertical cliffs!
The hike back from Preikestolen is on the same scenic trail as you came.
Lysefjord and Rogaland – What to See and Do
From island kingdom and the flat coastal area on Jæren to deep fjords and high mountains; Rogaland with Stavanger, Jæren, Dalane, Ryfylke and the area around the Lysefjord are known for the mountain formations Kjerag and Preikestolen (the Pulpit rock), Trollpikken (the Troll´s dick), Solastranden Beach and Flor og Fjære. Preikestolen is a flat mountain plateau raging 604 meters above the Lysefjord. The plateau measures only 25 times 25 meters and with three of the edges going vertically straight down into the fjord. Stay overnight in new innovative cabins while exploring the Ryfylke area. Go on a fjord safari or take a fjord cruise on the Lysefjord. Drive Ryfylkevegen and Jæren National Tourist Routes. Flørli is located deep into the spectacular Lysefjord, at the base of the Kjerag plateau. Flørli is popular for its 4444 steps right up the mountain, the longest wooden stairway in the world. Lysevegen road runs from Lysebotn at the innermost part of the Lysefjord to Sirdal. The Lysefjord is 42 kilometers long and 422 meters at its deepest and is located in the county of Rogaland, near Stavanger, which is a great starting point for experiencing Ryfylke and the Lysefjord, Jæren, Egersund og Dalane and the other areas of Rogaland.
Accommodation by Preikestolen and the Lysefjord
Preikestolen BASE Camp – Accommodation
Region Stavanger – Accommodation in the Rogaland and Lysefjord area
Preikestolen – Useful Links
Visitnorway: Safety in the Norwegian Mountains
Start of the hike to Preikestolen: Preikestolen Base Camp
FJORDS – Accommodation in Western Norway
Great Hotels in the Fjords of Norway
Bath and Spa Hotels in the Fjords of Norway
Fjords Living – Special Accommodation in the Fjords of Norway
FJORDS – Useful Links
Go Fjords – Big and Small Fjord Experiences
Visit Norway – Official page for Norway
Fjord Norway – Official page for Fjord Norway