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Preikestolen Winter Hike & Cruise
Activities in Stavanger

Preikestolen Winter Hike & Cruise

  • English English
  • 8 hours 30 minutes

Make the most of Preikestolen in winter and spring enjoying a hike up Norway's most iconic rock and cruising down Lysefjord on this day trip from Stavanger.

Preikestolen Winter Hike & Cruise

At 11 am, you'll depart from Stavanger Harbour and begin your two-hour cruise on Lysefjord. This beautiful estuary's name means "Light Fjord" after the light coloured granite rocks through which it runs. Cruising between the dramatic cliff faces, you'll be able to see our destination: Preikestolen, Norway's most emblematic rock.

During the cruise, the captain will navigate the boat close to Vagabond's Cove, revealing the mysterious legend of this natural landmark, and Hengjane Waterfalls, spectacular cascades of crystal-clear water. Reaching the Forsand Pier at 1 pm, you'll disembark and meet your mountain guide, ready to begin your hiking route to the top of Preikestolen.

Along the trek, which takes three and a half hours, you'll make a number of stops for snacks and hot drinks to keep your energy up. Then, at the end of the trail, the mighty Preikestolen awaits us. The Pulpit Rock, as it's alternatively known, towers almost 2000 feet (604 metres) above the fjord - we hope you're not scared of heights!

Having taken in the unparalleled panoramic views from the top of the Pulpit Rock, we'll make our descent down the mountain via an alternative route. As the sun begins to set over the horizon, illuminating the wintry sky with spectacular colours, the guide will provide headlamps so you can safely follow the trail back to base.

Once at the bottom of Preikestolen, we'll return to the centre of Stavanger by road, arriving back around 7:30 pm.

Return to Stavanger

This tour includes transfer from the base of Preikestolen back to Stavanger. When making your reservation, you must tell us which of the following locations you wish to be dropped off at: your AirBnB apartment, Scandic Stavanger City Car Park, Thon Hotel Maritim, Stavanger Bed & Breakfast, Frogner House apartments, Saint Svithun Hotel, Clarion Hotel Stavanger, Radisson Blu Atlantic Hotel, Stavanger Tourist Information Office, Eilert Smith Hotel or Clarion Collection Hotel Skagen Brygge.

Who can participate in this activity?

  • This activity involves a hiking route of moderate difficulty. We'll cover 5 miles (8 km) with a 1,640 foot (500 m) climb. It is therefore necessary for participants to have a good level of physical fitness and some experience in mountain hiking.
  • Each participant must measure at least 40 inches (10 cm) in height and weigh at least 33 pounds (15 kg).

Minimum age

The minimum age to take part in this activity is 8 years old.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.

Price

Adults Children between 8 and 15 years old
US$ 192.20
US$ 149.20
  • Adults

    US$ 192.20
  • Children between 8 and 15 years old

    US$ 149.20

More Information

Duration

8 hours 30 minutes.

Language English

The tour is exclusively in English.

Included

Two hour cruise on Lysefjord.

English speaking guide.

Trekking equipment.

Snacks and hot drinks.

Transfer back to Stavanger by car or minibus, depending on the size of the group.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

Digital voucher

We will send you a voucher that you can show on your phone to take part in the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Accessibility

No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 191.70
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 30 days before

Cancellations

Free! Free cancellation up to 30 days before the day of the activity. If you cancel 7 days before the day of the activity, we will refund you 50%. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

Stavanger Harbour.