Pulpit Rock - Preikestolen - above Lysefjord
Pulpit Rock is a flat plateau jutting out above Lysefjord with 604m vertical
drop to the fjord below. It is a famous and spectacular landmark of the
Ryfylke and visitors have been coming for years to hike up and onto the
rock - it is a very popular daytrip from Stavanger
with its hotels and restaurants. The views are truly spectacular. It is
also known as Preikestolen, or Prekestolen.
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The walk to Pulpit Rock (detailed description here)
undulating 5 km (each way) hike along a well marked path. There are five stages
to the walk; it starts with a steep climb up from the carpark, then a
long section of more undulating terrain, then another climb, a gentle
sloping plateau beside a couple of lakes and finally a spectacular walk
along the edge of Lysefjord to the rock itself. With stops this can easily
take 5 or 6 hours.
Ferry and bus details here
Climb to the top of the mountain behind the rock and look down onto it - even more awesome!
On the way back you have views all the way across to Stavanger and the rest of the peninsular. Nice to relax and watch the sun set.
If you love our vertigo views, try Kjerag and Skomakarnibbå
Rogaland Fylkeskart (scale 1: 200 000): 3355 65425
Drive south from Stavanger down the E39 to Sandnes, take the RV13 to Lauvik, ferry from Lauvik to Oanes (approx 10 minute crossing), continue on the RV13 for about 12km and turn right in Jossang, signposted to Preikestolen, about 5km.
To return: Drive back 5km to Jossang, but turn right and take the RV13 to Tau for the Tau to Stavanger ferry (approx 30 minute crossing) for a complete roundtrip.
At start of walk
Distance from Stavanger: 55km via Sandnes; 30km via Tau
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Travel time from Stavanger:
Duration of the visit:
Car park (60 kroner) Toilets and gift shop
Very long but exciting. TAKE CARE on the rock itself.
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