“OFF THE BEATEN TRACK”
WHEN TO GO:
May – September
7 PEOPLE (10 years or above)
total 10 hours
9,5 km hike
1390 NOK Per person
- 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.
• Hotel 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
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.
You’ll embark on your trip by canoeing across Refsvatn Lake. During 70% of the hike, you’ll follow off-the-map trails which are overgrown and have (almost) been forgotten. These trails are rarely used and the cairns that lead the way through dense forests are difficult to find. Once above the tree-line, the trail completely disappears: the remaining 30% of the hike is thus 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. After about 3,5 hours on foot, you’ll reach a viewpoint of Preikestolen that the majority of others only get to see in tourist brochures.
You will then hike down to Preikestolen and enjoy a well-deserved break atop the impressive plateau that 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.
At that point, as you begin the long descent back to civilization, you’ll start by joining the masses of people who are following the main trail away from Preikestolen. After about 20 minutes, you’ll escape the crowds by detouring back onto one of the off-the-map trails. 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. The hike down will take approximately 2 hours.
Total: 10 hours
Hiking: ~7 hours (including breaks)
Transportation: ~1 hour (each way)
Briefing & coffee Preikestolen Mountain Lodge: ~45 min.
When booking, you may select from one of several pick-up times and locations. Please see detailed information here.
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...