During most of the year, and for those who are accustomed to hiking in mountainous terrain, Pulpit Rock can be reached in about two hours. Small children and less experienced hikers usually need between two and three hours to reach the plateau, not including breaks.
The trail to Pulpit Rock is 8 kilometers long (round-trip) with an ascent of 350 meters (500 meters cumulative ascent). The plateau, which is suspended 604 meter above the Lysefjord, is relatively flat and measures approximately 25m2. The trail has been upgraded significantly in recent years. It is now wider and stone stairs have been constructed in several of the steeper sections.
Don’t underestimate the hike. Even in the best conditions, it’s longer than you would think. Remember to allow ample time time for the return back down to the basecamp during daylight.
We recommend combining your hike with a meal at one of Preikestolen BaseCamp’s eateries.