For those who are used to hiking in rough terrain, the hike up to Pulpit Rock takes about two hours. For children and people with little hiking experience, we estimate using 2-3 hours each way, in addition to any breaks.
The altitude difference is 330 m and the distance 8 km (round trip). The plateau is relatively flat and measures approx. 25 m x 25 m. It is 604 m above the Lysefjord. 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. It’s longer than you think. Remember to allow time for the hike back to the BaseCamp. An adult with hiking experience normally uses 4 hours there and back, depending on how long you spend at the Pulpit Rock plateau.
We recommend combining your hike with a meal and/or an overnight stay at Preikestolen BaseCamp. We have many other exciting activities to offer.