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Preikestolen BaseCamp, which is idyllically located near the shore of Refsvatnet lake and the main trail to Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock), is a short, 30-minute drive from Stavanger. At our BaseCamp, guests can enjoy a variety of land and water-based outdoor activities such as hiking, swimming, and lake paddling. It’s close proximity to Stavanger allows guests to combine their BaseCamp holiday with urban day trips to cultural attractions.

Guests may rent outerwear, kayaks, canoes, SUP boards and pedal boats from our Adventure Center, which is conveniently located at the Preikestolen trailhead.

Preikestolen BaseCamp warmly welcomes you to an active and inspiring stay!

Enjoy a visit to spectacular Preikestolen

Annually, Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) has more visitors than any other hiking attraction in Norway. In 2019, more than 300,000 hikers made their way up to the impressive cliffside, which hangs 604 meters above the Lysefjord. From there, visitors enjoy spectacular views of some of the most dramatic landscapes Fjord Norway has to offer. After the hike, visitors can enjoy a well-deserved meal at one of Preikestolen BaseCamp’s eateries.

Choose a multi day stay

Preikestolen BaseCamp a great location for visitors who prefer to stay outside of the hustle and bustle of urban areas but would still like to enjoy cultural experiences during their stay. Stavanger’s charming shopping streets, museums, Michelin-starred restaurants, and lively nightlife are only 30 minutes away by car. The region’s white, sandy beaches can be reached within an hour. Basecamp visitors can also easily take excursions to the other spectacular attractions in the Lysefjord, such as Kjerag and Flørli. 

Out on Refsvatnet lake

Visiting Preikestolen is not the only reason to plan a trip to Preikestolen BaseCamp. Besides a variety of hiking options, visitors can also enjoy water-based activities on or around Refsvatnet lake. Guests can go for a swim after relaxing on the beach, rent vessels and equipment for lake paddling, book one of our guided water activities, or rent our unique lakeside Water Camp. Our water activities allow guests to enjoy spending time on Refsvatnet without the distractions of larger/motorized boats.
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The hike to Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) and back is 8 km and takes 4-5 hours. The route has an ascent of 500m, while some sections are quite steep. As part of the hike to Pulpit Rock involves rough terrain, we recommend wearing footwear with solid soles and good ankle support.
Preikestolen BaseCamp
Preikestolvegen 521
4105 Jørpeland

Tel: +47 51 74 20 74
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