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Hiking Preikestolen and Pulpit Rock

Preikestolen and Pulpit Rock View

Hiking Preikestolen and Pulpit Rock are much easier than hiking Trolltunga, at the same time the views are almost same magnificent. So if you are in Stavanger, don't miss that awesome adventure.

Before I started to hike Preikestolen, I had a lot of different practical questions what to bring with me and how difficult is climbing the Pulpit Rock. Now I'm already after this hiking, so I am able to share some knowledge with you. Let's start!

How difficult is hiking Pulpit Rock and Preikestolen?

In my opinion, hiking Preikestolen is not that hard and it takes about two hours to climb and another two hours to get back. But remember, that it's still about 300-meter ascent with two taxing uphill sections. Both weren't too easy and I was really happy when I reached an easier terrain.

Preikestolen Route Map to Pulpit Rock

How to find a way to the top of Preikestolen, Norway?

Well, Pulpit Rock and Preikestolen are one of the most popular hikes in Norway, so it's not too hard to get there, you just need to follow the crowd.

There is also a lot of signs on the route, just look for a painted red T. You will also find the distance on that signs, so you will know how long you still have to climb.

Is hiking Pulpit Rock is safe?

In my opinion, there are no particularly difficult parts of the route, but still, you should watch your steps during the hike. Like with all climbing, there is also a possibility to get carried away, so mind your steps, for example, while taking photographs.

Preikestolen Hiking Tips

I'm scared of heights. Is it a problem?

While climbing Pulpit Rock you will find a few places, where the path is a bit narrow or the drop is visible, but if you don't have paranoia, you can just stay as close to the rock as you can. And just don't look down.

While being on the top of the Preikestolen and Pulpit Rock in Norway, you can still enjoy the beautiful view without getting near the abyss or just get there on your knees.

I'm going! What to wear?

Because the weather in Norway may change even a few times a day, we should, just for sure, expect minimum rain or even a show. There will be also windy, so it's important to take a few layers with you.

It's nice to have with you a jacket, even if you may not need it. Take also the sunglasses and waterproof clothes. If you are in Norway in the middle of the summer and it's a sunny day, it's probably better to take a tanning oil with you.

Preikestolen Pulpit Rock, Lysefjord in Norway. Source: Wikipedia.

How to get to Preikestolen?

If you have your own car, drive from Stavanger takes about 1,5 hours. If you want to stay closer to Preikestolen, you should stay in Tau, which is just 30minutes drive from the parking.

If you don't have a car, you can go by ferry from Stavanger to Tau and then you can get the bus from Tau ferry quay to Preikestolen Mountain Lodge, where is the starting point of the hike to Pulpit Rock.


Hiking Preikestolen and Pulpit Rock will be an awesome adventure even for people with no climbing experience. One you will get to the top, you will get a reward, magnificent views. If you enjoyed this hiking tips or want to ask me something, feel free to leave me a message in the comment section below.

Wojciech Kuźma

Hey there! My name is Wojtek and I am very happy that you came to my travel blog. I've been traveling the world for a few good years now and I still want more.

On my website I describe the adventures that have happened to me, you will also find here a collection of valuable tips for tourists and travelers. If you liked this article, be sure to leave a comment and read some more!

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Comments: 3
  •   13th November 2017, 15:31

    Preikestolen Pulpit Rock is an awesome place with an amazing view! I hope to get back one day to Norway.

  •   17th July 2018, 09:44

    Personally, I love Preikestolen, the entire route, not just the desktop itself. A beautiful tourist attraction, like the whole of Norway. Climbing is not so hard either. This text was translated automatically. Original text is below: Osobiście uwielbiam Preikestolen, całą trasę, nie tylko sam pulpit. Piękna atrakcja turystyczna, jak zresztą cała Norwegia. Wspinaczka zresztą też nie jest taka ciężka.

  •   21th April 2019, 13:01

    This text was translated automatically. Original text is below: Byłem na Pulpit Rock rok temu i będę chciał wrócić, aby spędzić tam noc.

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