WHEN TO GO:
May – September
MAXIMUM: 8 Hikers
≥ 8 years old
> 15kg | 33lbs.
> 105cm | 3ft. 6in.
Please do not book tours that exceed
your skill-level or physical abilities.
9-10 hours (8 Hours hiking, incl. canoeing)
Per person (over 16 YRS) 1,790NOK
per person (10-15 YRS) 1,390NOK
- Adrenaline level: 70% 70%
- Difficulty level: 65% 65%
- Scenic beauty level: 99% 99%
MODERATE DIFFICULTY LEVEL
Suitable for participants who are generally in good physical condition & have previous hiking experience.
• Distance: 9 kilometers
• Ascent: 600 meters
Please check your e-mail or phone on the day of the hike for messages from us. Sometimes the weather gets in the way of a safe hike, and we need to re-schedule or cancel it on short notice. In such a case, we will notify you via text (SMS) and e-mail to the number and address you have provided us upon booking. The weather forecast changes quickly, so there is no point in checking several weeks in advance. Let us worry about that!
• Pick-up / drop-off
• Professional guide
• Canoe equipment rental
• Use of hiking poles
• Hot beverages & snack
• Proper hiking boots*
• Thick socks x 2
• Water-resistant pants*
• Rain-proof jacket*
• Fleece or woollen sweater
• Small backpack*
• Packed lunch / water / snacks
*items can also be rented/purchased
• Photography package | + 299 NOK
• Hiking boots rental | + 199 NOK
• Hiking pants rental | + 149 NOK
• Hiking jacket rental | + 149 NOK
Prices → per-piece/per-tour
See Lysefjorden from the absolute best viewpoints! Epic and unparalleled beauty awaits.
Do you want to hike to Preikestolen during the day, but without being surrounded by large crowds? Do you want to experience the untamed nature of the mountains in peace? We hike off the beaten track; a path that only the locals know about, and it even includes a canoe ride! Our guide is ready to take you on the definitive day-hike to Norway’s most iconic rock formation!
The day starts with being picked up by our guide from one of several designated locations in Stavanger. After a 40-minute drive, we arrive at Preikestolen Basecamp (where restrooms are available). We pick up life vests and canoe ores, and walk down to the beach of the lake, Revsvatnet. Here the guide will provide instructions about safe canoeing, information about the trail, expected conditions, and useful tips for good hiking. When everyone is ready, the adventure begins. We paddle across the lake, make our way onto shore, and hike along an old and forgotten trail. It was rediscovered by a local pioneering guide of the region (our guide’s mentor), and we have it almost entirely to ourselves! The pace allows for time to adjust clothes and equipment, time to rest and enjoy snacks, and for taking pictures along the way.
After approximately 3 hours of hiking, we will arrive at Preikestolen, 604 meters right above the legendary Lysefjorden. The sheer cliff face overlooks the fjord, and the panoramic view before us makes for a fantastic reward after all the work it took to get there.
After we have enjoyed the scenery and relaxed for a while, we head back down. It normally takes about 2.5 hours to get back down to the parking area. Exhausted but satisfied, we get back in the car. As we get driven back to Stavanger, we process our experience of a day well spent.
See additional information to see what you need to bring with you for the hike!
For guided tours during the winter season, see our tour titled Preikestolen Winter Hike.
Total | ~10 hours
Canoeing | ~1 hour (including breaks)
Hiking | ~6-7 hours (including breaks)
Transportation | ~1 hour
Pre-hike briefing | ~30 mins.
When booking, you can select from a variety of hotels & pick up locations.
- Your guide will pick you up at the meeting point you have selected when booking, which is stated on your confirmation.
- Note that not all accommodations or hotels are featured on our list of pick-up locations, and that all pick-ups are limited to Stavanger city centre, or en route to the head of the trail.
- If you did not provide a pick-up location during the booking process, you must contact us via e-mail and receive a pick-up location based on your address.
- If you do not remember your pick-up location or time, or would like to change it, please contact us by e-mail.
Please be on time! The guide cannot wait for late arrivals
The tour ends in Stavanger at approximately 17:30 (5:30pm).