Pulpit Rock


Prepare for your hike to Pulpit Rock

The hike from Preikestolen BaseCamp to Pulpit Rock is one of Norway’s most popular mountain hikes. More than 270,000 people set foot on the famous mountain plateau every year. Before setting off on this mountain hike, you should familiarise yourself with relevant information to ensure you are well prepared.

Hiking up to Pulpit Rock

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.


Car parking

There is a car park at Preikestolen BaseCamp. We offer free parking for our overnight and dining guests. Please ask for a token at the restaurant. A charge of NOK 250 per day applies for hikers/day visitors.


Distance: 8 km (round trip)
Duration: 2-3 hours (each way)
Level: Moderate
Altitude difference: 330 m

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 and all rooms have private bathrooms.
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Preikestolen Cabin Hostel

Choose between twin, quadruple and dormitory rooms. All rooms have sinks with hot and cold water.
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LakeCamp - rental

This is as close as you get to sleeping under the stars without waking up soaking wet.
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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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