Information Pulpit Rock

Pulpit Rock is one of Norways´s most popular hikes, visited by 300,000 each year. Gather necessary information about Pulpit Rock before you start your hike.

The walk up to Preikestolen is done in about two hours for those who are used to walking in rough terrain. For children and untrained hikers we estimate to spend between two to three hours one way without a break. The height difference is 330 meters and the distance 3.8 km. The plateau itself measures aproximately 25 x 25 meters, it is relatively flat and situated 604 meters above  the Lysefjord. The trail has been considerably upgraded the last years. It is wider and in several of the steeper sections stone stairs have been constructed. Don’t underestimate the trip, it’s longer than you think.
Remember to estimate time for the return as well.  The complete trip estimate is 4 to 5 hours for an adult , depending on how much time is spent at the Pulpit Rock plateau.

Combine your trip with a meal or an overnight stay at Preikestolen mountain lodge. To get a head start early in the morning and to avoid the crowds.

The best time to hike to Preikestolen is between April and October – winter time we recommend using a guide, since it often require more experience.

Ask our reception for more Pulpit Rock information.

Distance: 8 km
Duriation: 2-3 hours (one way)
Difficulty: Moderate
Altitude difference: 330 meters

We have parking at Fjellstua. Free of charge for residents and 2 hours free parking for dining guests.
Hikers / day tourists NOK 250, – per day day and night.


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