Hike to the Pulpit Rock

The season is over for 2014 - welcome back to Tide and the Pulpit Rock in April 2015.

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 18th of May and 30th September 2014. 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.


Return tickets for the Pulpit Rock bus can be bought online. The bus/coach corresponds with the tourist ferry between Stavanger and Tau. Ferry tickets are sold on the ferry. Tickets for the tour can be bought at the Tau ferry or on the 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, 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.


Map and weather data

View map over the area

Vis større kart


Check the weather before you go.



Please download schedule/timetable for your planned travel periode.

Timetable for May 18th to August 31st.
Timetable for September 1st to 30th.


  NOK 250 NOK 125
Tau-Preikestolen or opposite direction NOK 85 one way NOK 55 one way
  NOK 160 round trip NOK 95 round trip
Preikestol camp.-Preikestolen or opposite direction NOK 45 one way NOK 25 one way
  NOK 75 round trip NOK 35 round trip