Sightseeing, Nature excursion, Lunch not included
An adventurous excursion that takes us from the port of Stavanger into the heart of Norway to visit the Preikestolen, the vertiginous “pulpit rock” that overlooks the Lysefjord from on high, treating us to views that are nothing short of breath-taking.
What we will see
- Ferry crossing on Hidlefjorden
- Stavanger archipelago
- Jorpeland village
- Preikestolen Refuge
- Hike towards the Preikestolen
What we will do
- We will leave the port of Stavanger by boat, giving us the opportunity to admire the Stavanger archipelago. Stavanger, the heart of the Norwegian oil industry, is the country's fourth largest city in terms of population and is located at the entrance to the Gandsfjord, sheltered from the North Sea.
- We will then arrive to the village of Jorpeland, located along the Isefjord, where we will change to our bus to the Preikestolen Refuge.
- From there, we will walk along a rocky mountain path to admire the stunning views dotted with small lakes. This area, which is home to a substantial population of ptarmigan, is well-known to local hunters and fishermen.
- Continuing our walking tour, we will reach the Preikestolen (the “pulpit”rock ), a flat rock that overlooks the Lysefjord from a height of 604 metres above sea level. From here, we can enjoy beautiful views of the surrounding mountains.
- After our visit, we will return along the same path to the Preikestolen Refuge, where our coach will be waiting to take us back to Stavanger.
What you need to know
- The Preikestolen area is not secure. We therefore recommend you move with caution and keep a safe distance from the cliff edge.
- This excursion includes a walk along a rocky mountain path with steep sections: please wear sturdy shoes.
- We recommend you wear a waterproof windbreaker over your clothes.
- The walk covers a distance of approximately 6 km with a difference in height of approximately 340 metres from start to finish.