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Hiking to the Pulpit Rock (Preikestolen)

Hiking to the Pulpit Rock (Preikestolen)

It was a beautiful day in May when some friends and I decided to do something I had wanted to do for a long time; hike to the Pulpit Rock.

We started the drive from Bergen in the morning, following the road to Stavanger. From there we took the ferry to Tau, and drove towards Jørpeland. Further, it is about 15 min uphill drive to the car park right next to the starting point for the walk. The fee for parking there is 100NOK.

If you do not have your own car, you can go by bus or plane from Bergen to Stavanger, and then take the ferry to Tau. From there they have busses going to the starting point several times a day. There are also other alternatives to get to the Pulpit Rock.

The main starting point is by Preikestolhytta at 270 masl, and the plateau is at 604 masl. It is about two hours walk each way on an uneven track, so you should wear good walking shoes. In total (both ways) the distance is approximately 7,6 km. Due to snow and ice, and the risk for the trail to be slippery, the season is April to October.
Follow the trail marked by red T.

The Pulpit Rock and Lysefjorden
The Pulpit Rock and Lysefjorden.

Quite far down....
Quite far down…

Amazing view!
Amazing view!

The Pulpit Rock
The Pulpit Rock.

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