“OFF THE BEATEN TRACK”
WHEN TO GO:
May – September
7 PEOPLE (10 years or above)
total 10 hours
9,5 km hike
1590 NOK Per person over 16 YRS
990 NOK per person 10-15 YRS
- Adrenaline level: 30% 30%
- Difficulty level: 60% 60%
- Scenic beauty level: 90% 90%
Suitable for people of most ages who are in very good condition and have previous hiking experience.
Due to the possibility of rapidly-changing weather conditions, it may be necessary to make changes to scheduled trips. In the event that your trip needs to be rescheduled for another day or cancelled on short notice, you may choose between joining the rescheduled trip or getting a refund. In the event that weather conditions deteriorate during your trip, it may be necessary to turn around on the trail or head back earlier than planned. If this happens, no refunds will be given.
• 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 woolen sweater
• Small backpack*
• Packed lunch / water / snacks
*items can also be rented
• Photography package | + 299 NOK
• Cancel. protection | + 199 NOK
• Hiking boots rental | + 200 NOK
• Hiking pants rental | + 150 NOK
• Hiking jacket rental | + 150 NOK
• Day-pack rental | + 50 NOK
• Hiking gloves | + 79 NOK
Prices → per-piece/per-tour
Are you up for an unforgettable hiking adventure? Avoid the crowds by joining us on a ‘off the beaten track’ hike and enjoy a unique Preikestolen experience. Hike in near-solitude while encountering out of this world views of Preikestolen and the Lysefjord – which only few have seen.
Avoid the crowds by joining the guides on an ‘off the beaten track’ Preikestolen hiking adventure. Hike in near-solitude through the area’s backcountry while encountering out-of-this-world views of Preikestolen and the Lysefjord – which only few have seen.
After an early-morning pick-up, your adventure will begin with a 30-minute transfer to the base of the hiking trail, including driving the world´s longest undersea road tunnel. After a warm cup of coffee and an information and safety briefing, you’ll embark on your hiking adventure to Preikestolen. First, you’ll glide in a canoe across the peaceful Refsvatn Lake, which will take approximately 45-minutes. Once you have your feet back on dry land, you’ll begin the hiking portion of the tour. During 70% of the hike, you’ll follow a backcountry, unmarked trail that is overgrown and has mostly been forgotten. Other than by Outdoorlife Norway’s guides, the trail is rarely used, and the cairns that lead the way through its dense forests are difficult to locate. Once you hike above the tree-line, the trail ceases to exist all together. The remaining 30% of the hike is therefore comprised of off-trail hiking & scrambling. During this portion of the hike, you’ll experience out-of-this-world and rarely-seen views of Preikestolen and the Lysefjord. Along the way, your guide will find a comfortable spot to take a lunch break.
After lunch and approximately 3,5 hours on foot, you’ll reach a location that offers panoramic views of Preikestolen that the majority of people only get to see in tourist brochures. After a short break to ensure you’re able to capture great photos of the Pulpit Rock, you’ll hike down to Preikestolen and experience standing atop the impressive plateau, which towers 604 meters above sea level. There, you’ll get to view the 1000 meter-high mountain walls surrounding the 42-kilometer-long Lysefjord from a new perspective. After the break, you’ll begin the long descent back to civilization, which will take approximately 2 hours. Your guide will lead you back to your starting point by following the main trail. Along the way, you’ll walk on paths that have were paved, using locally-sourced stones, by Nepalese sherpas. If the members of your group still have energy to burn, your guide may instead navigate along another off-map trail, where you’ll be able to enjoy the remainder of the hike in near-solitude while you take in the beauty of the Norwegian wilderness from ever-changing perspectives. Once back at the trailhead, your guide will transport you back to Stavanger.
Total | 10 hours
Hiking | ~7 hours (including breaks)
Transportation | ~1 hour (each way)
Pre-hike briefing & coffee | ~45 mins.
When booking, you may select from the following pick-up times and locations:
***If you choose ‘Airbnb’ as your pick-up location, you must send us the address no later than 12 hours before the start of the tour. Airbnb pick-ups are limited to Stavanger city center.
The tour ends in Stavanger at approximately 17:30 (5:30pm).
Do like Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible.
Hike to Preikestolen and experience the amazing views first hand.
This is a mission very much possible...