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Fjord Norway Stavanger

Preikestolen cruise & hike from Stavanger

  • Strandkaien, Vågen in Stavanger, Stavanger
  • +47 51895270
  •  /  km From You

Want a total Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) experience? This tour combines a cruise through stunning Lysefjord with an exhilarating hike up the mountain.

Enjoy beautiful Lysefjord, gaze up at majestic Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) from below and then look down in awe from the plateau, 604 meters above the water, in this combination cruise. You see and hear about legendary Vagabond’s Cave, greet friendly goats and get close enough to powerful Hanging Falls to feel refreshing spray and even taste its clear water. 

Then it’s a short journey by bus to the trailhead for a scenic hike. The hike takes about two hours each way at your own pace on a clearly marked trail to the Preikestolen plateau. Lonely Planet calls this the world’s “most spectacular viewing platform.”

After the hike down, return to Stavanger by bus and ferry.

About the hike to Preikestolen:
This is a challenging hike without guide. Remember food, drink, outdoor clothing and solid hiking shoes!

Download map:
Download a useful map of the hike to Preikestolen.

Audio-guiding in Norwegian and English on board the boat. Additional languages are available as the crew deems needed. The hike itself is not guided.

About eight hours, including four hours of hiking.

Round trip:
From Stavanger city center the trip starts with a scenic boat cruise. Then you change over to a bus that takes you up to the start point of the hike. When you have done the hike you then take the bus from the same place as where it dropped you off. The bus goes to Tau, where you change for a ferry. This ferry goes all the way to Stavanger city center. It droppes you off about 7 minutes walk from where the tour started. The tour is very easy to follow.

Departure point:
From Strandkaien, Vågen in Stavanger city center. (not departure from Bergen).

End point:
Vågen in Stavanger city center. About 7 minutes walk from where you departed from.

Where is Stavanger?
Stavanger is located about 200 kilometer south of Bergen on the west coast of Norway. You can drive between the two cities in about 5 hours. More information on how to travel between Bergen and Stavanger.

You can visit both Bergen and Stavanger as a part of your fjord experience holiday in Norway. It is very common to fly in to Bergen and contrinue from Bergen to Flåm, Hardanger, Stavanger or even fly north to Tromsø. (Popular in the winter).

Time schedule from Stavanger (May - September):
10:00: Departure from Vågen in Stavanger
12:10: Arrive Forsand. Change from boat to bus.
12:15: Departure by bus from Forsand.
12:40: Arrive at Preikestolen Mountain Lodge (startpoint for the hike).

Time schedule from Preikestolen:
You have several options on when to return. Your ticket is valid on any departure and there is always space.

1 May - 31 May:
Monday to Friday: 17:35
Saturday: 16:30, 17:15, 18:05 and 19:30
Sunday: 6:30, 17:15, 18:50 and 20:20

1 June - 15 September:
Monday - Friday: 16:30, 17:35 and 20:20
Saturday: 16:30, 17:15, 18:05 and 19:30
Sunday: 16:30, 17:15, 18:50 and 20:20

16 September - 30 September:
Monday - Sunday: at 17:35

Additional cost:
On the bus tour, you need to take the ferry between Tau and Stavanger. The bus will board the ferry, so you will not need to change or depart. However, the ferry ticket from Tau to Stavanger is not included in the price. This ticket is sold on board the ferry. Prices: adult: NOK 62 and children: NOK 31. You can pay with cash with Norwegian kroner or by credit card.


Must be booked at least 2 working days before departure.
Children under 4 years old: free of charge. 

Cancellation policy:
Tickets cannot be changed.
Tickets can be cancelled up until 7 days before departure, for a fee of NOK 250 per person. Cancellations must be made by email to booking@visitBergen.com
Bookings cannot be cancelled or refunded 7 days or less before departure.
Please check that your travel date and other information is correct before completing your booking.

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  • Source: Bergen Reiselivslag


Description Price*
Adults 850.00 Tickets
Children under 15 years 500.00 Tickets
Children under 4 years 0.00 Free of charge
* Price from
Statens Kartverk, Geovekst og kommuner - Geodata AS
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