WHEN TO GO:
2020 Season: January 2 – April 30
MAXIMUM: 14 Hikers
≥ 8 years old
> 15kg | 33lbs.
> 105cm | 3ft. 6in.
Please do not book tours that exceed
your skill-level or physical abilities.
7-8 HOURS (5-6 Hours hiking)
1290 NOK Per person
- Adrenaline level: 60% 60%
- Difficulty level: 55% 55%
- Scenic beauty level: 100% 100%
MODERATE DIFFICULTY LEVEL
Suitable for participants who are generally in good physical condition & have previous hiking experience.
• Distance: 8 kilometers
• Ascent: 500 meters
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
• Use of snow spikes
• Use of hiking poles
• Hot beverages & snack
*Jan. 21 – April 30
• Proper hiking boots*
• Warm, thick socks x 2
• Water-resistant pants*
• Rain-proof jacket*
• Fleece or woolen sweater
• Warm hat and gloves*
• Small backpack*
• Packed lunch / water / snacks
*items can also be rented
• Hiking boots rental | + 200 NOK
• Hiking pants rental | + 150 NOK
• Hiking jacket rental | + 150 NOK
• Day-pack rental | + 50 NOK
• Hiking gloves | + 89 NOK
• Beanie/Hat | + 139 NOK
• Photography package | + 299 NOK
• Cancel. protection | + 199 NOK
Rental Prices → per-piece/per-tou
Grab the chance to beat the crowds and enjoy Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) and Lysefjorden during the serenity of Norway’s off-season.
Experience a unique Preikestolen hiking adventure! Early in the year, you can delight in the crisp stillness of Norway’s long, dark winter. You’ll hike in near-solitude while encountering breathtaking views of Preikestolen and the Lysefjord, which are often blanketed in snow and ice. As springtime approaches, bright green foliage starts sprouting up through the snow and the Lysefjord begins its yearly transformation into a green fjord oasis. The busy summer season may be just around the corner, but visitor numbers remain low. Grab the chance to beat the crowds and enjoy Preikestolen and the Lysefjord during the serenity of Norway’s winter and spring.
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 at the trailhead, you’ll embark on your journey to Preikestolen. Your guide will lead you up through the shifting terrain and onward to the mountain’s plateau. Along the way, when trail conditions permit, you’ll hike to lesser-known, exclusive viewpoints. This early in the year, weather conditions are constantly changing and the trail is often covered with snow and ice, even well into springtime. As needed, you’ll adjust the equipment (ice spikes, etc.) to match the changes in terrain. Along the way, there will be opportunities to catch your breath, enjoy a warm beverage, and snap photos of the spectacular nature around you.
After 2.5-3.5 hours* of trekking, you’ll be rewarded with a panoramic view of some of the most dramatic scenery Fjord-Norway has to offer. Standing atop the 604-meter-high cliff, the views of the Lysefjord and surrounding mountains are nothing short of awe-inspiring. You’ll be one of the few that have experienced Preikestolen off-season.
After a well-deserved break at the cliff’s edge, your guide will lead you back down to the trail-head, which will take about 2 hours. If conditions allow, your guide will take a slightly different route on the way back down from Preikestolen. This alternative path is not found on any maps, and will, therefore, allow you to avoid anyone who might be on their way up the main trail. Once at the trailhead, and after a few last breaths of crisp mountain air, you’ll return as a group to Stavanger.
TIP | spending the night at Preikestolen Mountain Lodge is highly recommended – whether it be the night before or the night after our hike.
Because of the presence of snow and ice, hiking to Preikestolen without a guide during the wintertime (January – March) is not recommended. Our professional guides are trained to safely maneuver through the frozen landscape as well as winter’s rapidly changing weather conditions. They carry with them all necessary navigation, safety, first-aid, and outdoor winter equipment.
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 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 15:00 (3:00pm)*.
You will be dropped-off at the same location from which you were picked-up.
*Due to the possibility of changing weather conditions, your trip may last longer than approximated.
Do like Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible.
Hike to Preikestolen and experience the amazing views first hand.
This is a mission very much possible...