About Pulpit Rock

Located in Rogaland, Pulpit Rock is perhaps one of the most Instagram-able natural spaces in the world. Google it and you will see a steep cliff overlooking some of the most stunning views. But nothing beats the real experience! Considered an easy hike, the cliff is open to tourists from May to October. Its natural geography attracts base jumpers from across the world seeking adrenaline rush and satisfying their spirit of adventure. Also known as the Preacher’s Chair or simply the Pulpit, it is one of the most visited natural spots in Norway. The hike is about 6 kilometres and moderately demanding. Be sure to put aside 4 hours for this awe-inspiring experience. And if you are looking for adventure, all the better. This is the place for you!

Must See

  • Mountain Lodge
  • Amazing views
  • Sunrise

How to reach

It is 7.6 km away from the city center.

You can reach there by Car.

If you consider car, cost is 250 NOK for parking and 119 NOK for ferry each way for car and two adults. Road is easy and safe. Trekking takes 2 hours up and 1,5 down. 


  • It's gets busy as soon as the first bus from the ferry arrives at the trail head around 9am (varies with season). To avoid this, stay overnight at the Mountain Lodge and started the hike around 8am.
  • Bring enough water! If you don't want to carry it all, just bring some water disinfection tablets (i.e. chlorine) or a filter, as there are a number of water sources along the trail from which you could collect water.
  • There is some steep stair climbing involved, so be prepared to pace yourself if you are not particularly fit or if you have knee/hip issues.
  •  Plan ahead, start early and consider almost a whole day for this experience.
  • Have suitable shoes and clothes for 4 hours climbing
  • Don’t forget drinks and snacks
  •  If you travel from Stavanger you can take ferry to Tau and buses to Priekestolen. They are on time and convenient. You can buy return together all together 800 NOK
  •  Check the weather forecast for the day

Visit Time

Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Monday: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Saturday: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

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Time you can spend

4 hours


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