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 2-3 hours one way.
Region Stavanger is the official destination company for the Lysefjord Area.
About season and other important information
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.
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. 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.
From island kingdom to deep fjords and high mountains; Ryfylke and the Lysefjord area are known for the mountain formations Kjerag and Preikestolen (the Pulpit rock). 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 National Tourist Route. 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 Rogaland county, near Stavanger which is a great starting point for exploring the Lysefjord and Ryfylke area.