Pulpit Rock

NORWAY’S MOST POPULAR Natural landmark

Hike to Pulpit Rock

The first tourist who visited Pulpit Rock (Preikestolen) arrived more than a hundred years ago, just after the turn of the century. Since then, the landmark’s popularity has only grown. Annually, Pulpit Rock has more visitors than any other hiking destination in Norway. In 2019, more than 300,000 visitors made their way up to the imposing plateau….and with good reason: both CNN and Lonely Planet have rated it as one of the world’s finest natural attractions.

The 4-kilometer-long trail to Pulpit Rock offers visitors a variation of landscapes, ‘cliff’s edge’ experiences, and magnificent views of the Lysefjord and its surrounding mountains. For most people, a visit to Preikestolen BaseCamp isn’t complete without a hike to the famous cliffside. After the hike, visitors are welcome to enjoy a well-earned meal at Hikers’ Café or the Foodhall at Preikestolen Mountain Lodge.


What you can expect

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.

Space for YOUR CAR

Onsite parking

The parking area at Preikestolen BaseCamp is owned and operated by the Preikestolen 365 foundation. It has a 1000-car capacity.

As an overnight or full-day guest at Preikestolen BaseCamp (team building, conferences, ect.), you may park for free. Please contact a member of our staff before departing the basecamp area.

Parking fee for short-term visitors
NOK 40, - for up to 2 hours.

Parking fee for hikers / day tourists
NOK 250, - pr. day and night.

See our other accommodation options

If you are looking for something different, we have several options to choose between.

Preikestolen Mountain Lodge

Preikestolen Mountain Lodge offers our highest standard of accommodation. The lodge contains 28 guest rooms with private bathrooms, the basecamp's food hall, and conference facilities.
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Preikestolen Cabin Hostel

Our hostel offers shared-space accommodation. Guests may choose between twin or quadruple rooms, all of which have sinks with hot and cold water. Shared bathrooms.
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WaterCamp - Private Rental

Our lakeside WaterCamp offers guests unique outdoor accommodation. Sleep in hammocks and enjoy breakfast over an open fire. Rental includes use of up to three canoes.
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The hike to Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) and back is 8 kilometers and takes 4-5 hours. The route has an ascent of 500 meters, with some steep sections. 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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