PREIKESTOLEN SUNRISE HIKE
WHEN TO GO:
APRIL 1 – october 31
MAXIMUM: 8 Hikers
≥ 6 years old
> 15kg | 33lbs.
> 105cm | 3ft. 6in.
Please do not book tours that exceed
your skill-level or physical abilities.
Totally ~8 hours (5-6 hours hiking)
PER PERSON (OVER 16 YEARS OLD) 1,390NOK
PER PERSON (6-15 YRS) 990NOK
- Adrenaline level: 40% 40%
- Difficulty level: 55% 55%
- Scenic beauty level: 99% 99%
Suitable for participants who are generally in good physical condition & have previous hiking experience.
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!
• Hotel pick-up / drop-off
• Professional guide
• Use of headlamp
• Use of hiking poles
• Hot beverages & snac
• Post hike breakfast at Preikestolen Basecamp
• Proper hiking boots*
• Warm, thick socks x 2
• Water-resistant pants*
• Rain-proof jacket*
• Fleece or woollen sweater
• Warm hat and gloves*
• Small backpack*
• 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
Have you ever been on a sunrise hike? Preikestolen is the perfect scene for a majestic morning high in the mountains. Post-hike breakfast included!
By joining our guided sunrise hike, you don’t have to worry about logistics or timing. We highly recommend this tour if you want to avoid the thousands of people that will be on the trail during the high-season days. Hike in the peace and quiet of dawn instead!
The adventure starts with being picked up very early in the morning by our guide from one of several designated locations in Stavanger. After a 40-minute drive, we arrive at the start of the trail (where restrooms are available). Here the guide will provide information about the trail, expected conditions, and useful tips for good hiking. When everyone is ready, and the headlamps are on, the hike begins. The landscape is dark and quiet. If the moon is up, it casts a ghostly light over us. The towering trees in the forest make the imagination run wild, and the guide knows all sorts of spooky folklore for those who are interested! The pace allows for time to adjust clothes and equipment, time to rest and enjoy snacks.
After approximately 2.5 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. If we are lucky, the sun will show itself as it climbs over the mountain ridges, and bathe us in warmth, and amazing light.
After we have enjoyed the scenery and relaxed for a while, we head back down. It normally takes about 2 hours to get back down to Basecamp. In the comfort of the mountain lodge, we will enjoy a simple, but fresh and tasty breakfast. Exhausted but satisfied, we get back in the car. As we get driven back to Stavanger, we process our experience of a morning well spent.
See additional information to see what you need to bring with you for the hike!
Total | ~7-8 hours (depends on pick-up location & weather conditions)
Hiking | ~5-6 hours (including breaks)
Transportation | ~1 hour (each way)
When booking, you can select from different 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.
- 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 11:00*.
You will be dropped-off at the same location from which you were picked-up.
*Due to the sun rising at different times according to season, this estimate is rough.