Iconic Pulpit Rock

The first tourists to Pulpit Rock arrived more than 100 years ago, just after the turn of the century. Since then, the landmark’s popularity has only grown.

Iconic Pulpit Rock

The first tourists to Pulpit Rock arrived more than 100 years ago, just after the turn of the century. Since then, the landmark’s popularity has only grown.

Hike to Pulpit Rock

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.

 

Norway’s Most Popular Hiking Destination

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 your hike, you are welcome to enjoy a well-earned meal at Hikers’ Café or the Foodhall at Preikestolen Mountain Lodge.

Come Well Prepared

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) and has an ascent of 350 meters (500 meters cumulative ascent). It has been upgraded significantly in recent years – it’s wider and now has stone stairs in several of the steeper sections. The plateau, which is suspended 604 meters above the Lysefjord, is relatively flat and measures approximately 25 x 25 meters.

The Hike Up

Don’t underestimate the hike to Pulpit Rock. Even in the best conditions, it’s longer than you would think. Remember to allow ample time for your return back down to the BaseCamp during daylight.

We recommend combining your hike with a meal at one of Preikestolen BaseCamp’s eateries.

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, etc.), 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.

Accommodation Near Pulpit Rock

Preikestolen Mountain Lodge offers rooms with a hotel standard, while Preikestolhytta offers guests rustic cabin charm. There’s also Hikers’ Camp, our glamping alternative, that’s an exciting alternative for children of all ages. You can also sleep under the stars at the lakeside WaterCamp.

Preikestolen Mountain Lodge

WaterCamp

Preikestolhytta

Hiker's Camp

Vatnegården

This is Preikestolen BaseCamp

The BaseCamp consists of several very different accommodation options, from camping to hotel comfort. You and your loved ones can choose between a variety of activities and mountain hikes, ranging from fun and easy to more demanding. Stay with us over multiple days - we promise you’ll create memories together!

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