PREIKESTOLEN SUNRISE HIKE
WHEN TO GO:
APRIL 4 – october 31
7 PEOPLE (8 years or above)
Total of ~9-12.5 hours
1390 NOK Per person
- Adrenaline level: 20% 20%
- Difficulty level: 40% 40%
- Scenic beauty level: 100% 100%
Suitable for participants who are generally in good physical condition & 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.
NOTE: We cannot guarantee that the sunrise will be visible during all hikes.
As with all outdoor activities, weather is not something humans can control. Based on our experiences with past guests, we don’t cancel our tours in advance because of grey skies, light rain, or fog. Guests have a wide range of expectations, but it is our experience that most would rather go through with their hike, regardless of the weather conditions. Hiking under blue skies is nice, but there is also beauty in hiking through clouds, fog, and light rain. Some of the most spectacular sunrises have resulted from such conditions
Enjoy a unique high-season Preikestolen adventure, guaranteed to be crowd-free! Join us on a twilight hike to Preikestolen and catch the sun rising over the Lysefjord.
On an annual basis, Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) welcomes more visitors than any other trekking-destination in Norway. In 2018, more than 300,000 hikers made their way up to the top of the imposing cliff that hangs 604 meters above the Lysefjord. From atop nature’s ‘pulpit’, the panoramic views over Lysefjorden are some of the most dramatic scenery Fjord-Norway has to offer.
You will experience a unique Preikestolen hiking adventure, guaranteed to be crowd-free! While the vast majority of visitors hike to Preikestolen along the main trail during daytime hours, our signature sunrise hike allows guests to experience the beauty of the Lysefjord in near-solitude.
Hike to Preikestolen during twilight hours and catch the sun rising over the Lysefjord before the crowds of tourists have even begun to make their way up the trail and then enjoy breakfast / lunch at Preikestolen Mountain Lodge, which is located at the base of the hiking trail.
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 short briefing, you’ll embark on your journey to Preikestolen. You’ll begin your outdoor adventure in darkness, hiking with headlamps on trails that have recently been upgraded by Nepalese Sherpas. Hiking in the hushed silence of night is in itself an experience. Though animals are shy around people, it’s a certainty that they’ll be awake and alert, observing you from behind the old trees and scattered boulders that surround the trail. While the wildlife watches, your guide will lead you up through the shifting terrain, which includes bogs, forests, and glacier-scoured mountains.
After approximately 2.5 hours of hiking, you’ll reach the Preikestolen plateau just before sunrise. After finding yourself a comfortable place to relax, you’ll watch as the first beams of sunlight climb over the horizon and illuminate the Lysefjord’s steep mountain walls. While relaxing, you’ll have ample time to take photos and enjoy a warm beverage and snack atop Preikestolen. Long before the first tourist-packed busses arrive from Stavanger, you’ll be on your way back down the trail to conclude your unique hiking adventure with a well-deserved breakfast / lunch at Preikestolen Mountain Lodge.
• Hotel pick-up / drop-off
• Professional guide
• Use of headlamp
• Use of hiking poles
• Hot beverages & snack
• Post-hike breakfast/lunchh
• 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
DURATION & PICK-UP DETAILS
Total | ~9-12.5 hours (depends on time of year, weather, and pick-up location)
Hiking | ~6 hours (including breaks)
Transportation | ~1 hour (each way)
Post-Hike Rest | ~1 hour (breakfast at Preikestolen Mountain Lodge)
NOTE | Make sure to book the right date. The guide will pick you up (very) early in the morning on the date you selected.
When booking, you may select from the following pick-up locations. The pick-up times depend on the time of year:
|PICK-UP LOCATION||APRIL AND AUGUST||MAY; JUNE; JULY||SEPTEMBER||OCTOBER|
|Scandic Stavanger City (parking lot, back entrance)||02:15am||01:15am||03:15am||04:15am|
|Eilert Smith Hotel||02:15am||01:15am||03:15am||04:15am|
|Thon Hotel Maritim (back entrance)*||02:15am||01:15am||03:15am||04:15am|
|Stavanger Bed & Breakfast||02:15am||01:15am||03:15am||04:15am|
|Clarion Hotel Stavanger (Arne Rettedalsgate)**||02:20am||01:20am||03:20am||04:20am|
|Stavanger Tourist Information Office||02:20am||01:20am||03:20am||04:20am|
|Radisson Blu Atlantic Hotel||02:20am||01:20am||03:20am||04:20am|
|Frogner House Apartments (Lagårdsveien)||02:25am||01:25am||03:25am||04:25am|
|St. Svithun Hotel/Hostel||02:25am||01:25am||03:25am||04:25am|
|Preikestolen Mountain Lodge||03:00am||02:00am||04:00am||05:00am|
* The Thon Hotel Maritim is the closest pick-up location for guests staying at Thon Hotel Stavanger and Comfort Hotel Stavanger.
** The Clarion Hotel Stavanger is the most central pick-up location in Stavanger. It is also the closest pick-up location for guests staying at Radisson Blu Royal, Scandic Stavanger Park, Comfort Hotel Square, Hotel Skagen Brygge and Victoria Hotel.
***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.
If you are uncertain which pick-up location to choose, please send us an email, and we will gladly help you!
The tour ends in Stavanger between 10:00am and 13:30 (1:30pm)
*This is an approximation which depends highly on the time of year, weather, and other factors.
Do like Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible.
Hike to Preikestolen and experience the amazing views first hand.
This is a mission very much possible...