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.

Hiking tour Pulpit Rock not available for online booking. Tickets can be purchased on board the ferry (card or cash) or on the bus (cards only).


Tickets for the tour can be bought at the Tau ferry or on the bus.

Schedules and rates (pdf).

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, it is 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.

View map over the area

Vis større kart


Check the weather before you go.


Facts and prices

  • Duration 
    Approx. 8 hrs

  • Distance 

  • Place of departure/ time
    Fiskepiren, Stavanger
    Time of departure is chosen in the booking process
    or see timetable here

  • Prices
    Bus + ferry roundtrip
    nok 250,- adult
    nok 125,- children (under 16 y)
    (groups of 10 passengers or more are advised to prebook by e-mail to tur@tide.no)

  • Season
    Daily from
    April 17th  - Sept. 30th
    Sat/ Sun departures in
    Apr. and Sep.
    View dates here.

You may experience

  • An exciting tour from Stavanger to the Pulpit Rock
  • Explore the new and modern Pulpit Rock cabin
  • Outstanding scenery from the natural phenomenon the Pulpit Rock