Hike to the Pulpit Rock


Pulpit Rock or Preikestolen is a mountain plateau that hangs 604 meters above sea level and the Lysefjord. This is a destination that simply must be experienced.

The Pulpit Rock-bus with several daily departures between Tau and the Pulpit Rock parking between 2nd of April and 30th September 2015. From the pulpit rock parking you can follow well marked trail to one of Norways most popular hiking destination; the Pulpit Rock. Join our good and flexible transport to ensure a great experience.


Tickets include return journey from Stavanger to Tau with the Tau-ferry and from Tau to the Pulpit Rock Parking with the the Pulpit Rock bus.

View startingpoint from Stavanger at the map.

More information about the tour

Pulpit Rock, or Preikestolen in Norwegian,  is the most famous tourist attraction in the Stavanger region. Lonely Planet has also elected the Pulpit Rock as one of the worlds most breathtaking viewing platforms, read more. It towers 604 meters above the Lysefjord. The approximately 25 x 25 meters flat mountain plateau was probably formed by melting frost 10,000 years ago.

On a fantastic hike from the Pulpit cabin you can enjoy the wild and beautiful nature right up to the Pulpit Rock. The terrain is hilly with an altitude difference of 350 m. You will find swimming and picnic areas along the trail. The hike takes approx. 4 hours back and forth. A total distance of approx. 6 km.


We recommend that you bring enough food and drink. Please note that the tour requires hiking shoes and hiking clothing.


You travel by boat from Fiskepirterminalen in Stavanger to Tau. From Tau, the trip continues by bus to the Pulpit Rock cabin. The bus returns to Tau and Stavanger several times a day. You have an open return journey. The bus driver can also inform you about the return hours from the Pult Rock cabin. From Tau, you take the ferry back to Stavanger.

For more information please have a look at our timetable and prices.

A taste of what you may have in store

Follow David Spinx as he takes the trip up to the pulpit Rock.

Map and weather data

View map over the area



Check the weather before you go.

Prices & schedule


Please download schedule/timetable for your planned travel periode.

Timetable for April 2nd - 30th 2015.
Timetable for May 1st - September 30th 2015.

Adult   NOK 250
Children under 16   NOK 125

Tau - Preikestolen or opposite direction 
Adult NOK 85 (one way) NOK 160 (roundtrip)
Children under 16  NOK 55 (one way) NOK 95 (round trip)

Preikestolen camping - Preikestolen parking or opposite direction
Adult NOK 45 (one way) NOK 75 (roundtrip)
Children under 16  NOK 25 (one way) NOK 35 (round trip)

Please note there is no student or senior discount for this tour.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please bring TWO copies of your ticket/travel documents for validation of your journey.