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“Just impressive”

Pulpit Rock Experience
Ranked #1 of 15 Nature & Parks in Stavanger
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: We do premium day hikes and tours to the Pulpit Rock (Preikestolen) in addition to other adventures in the Stavanger area. We are Norwegian and we are locals. Easy planning and quality adventures make lifetime memories. Even icons like the Pulpit Rock is a must-see, Norway and the Stavanger region also has a lot more to offer. We also offer tailor-made and private tours.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 14 September 2018

This is a fantastic spot in this world. Outstanding views of the fjord if weather allows. We were really lucky as we had some sunshine and no rain. The walk to the top is not very long but it has three demanding slopes, the rest is very easy. But it's really worth it...

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Reviewed 11 September 2018

What an Adventure! Cannot speak highly enough of the experience nor of our guide Gaute from Pulpit Rock Experience in Stavanger, Norway. The sheer majesty of Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) has to be seen to be believed. The monolithic cliff towers an impressive 604 metres over the Lysefjord. The breathtakingly pristine views down and across the Fjord from Preikestolen are amongst the finest we have seen anywhere in the world – and we have travelled extensively. Now, we are not a young couple (64 and 56), so the definition of a “moderate” hike that others speak of (to reach the rock) may not be quite accurate but, having said that, younger people were almost running up the terrain. We even saw a person carrying a push bike on his back (we have NO idea why though). My point is that the hike is achievable for all age groups – just go prepared with the correct hiking boots and clothing (for all eventualities). I would also recommend walking sticks for balance across the rocky sections of the climb (and to save your knees upon descent). We decided to splurge with a private tour with Pulpit Rock Experience under the watchful eye of our guide (and tour operator principal) Gaute. What an exceptional person – highly attentive to detail, a wealth of information, amazing patience and willing to fall over backwards to make our day as memorable as possible. Gaute gets ticks at all levels. He even took photos of our journey along the way so we have a chronicle of the experience from start to finish. Gaute’s Company also provide group tours for the budget conscious so please don’t hesitate in making contact with him for your Preikestolen needs. There truly are not enough superlatives nor accolades that measure our satisfaction with this Tour or with Gaute. This tour was undertaken the day before our 36 hour flight back to Australia and was undoubtedly the high point (and appropriate) finale for our Norway experience. Thank you Gaute and Pulpit Rock Experience. Dr Clive and Fiona Begg.

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Reviewed 6 September 2018

Gaute, our friendly Norwegian guide was wonderful! Coming off the cruise ship with limited time, we were an extended family of 8 people with very diverse goals for the hike. I'm sure it was like herding cats but Gaute managed to meet all our expectations and get us back on time! There was a lodge at the base with a nearby lake where the 80 year olds sat and relaxed; Gaute kept my 7 y.o. interested and engaged the whole hike to the top by getting her to count the "T"s along the trail (we counted 183!); the teenagers raced to the top for the best photo ops but Gaute had snacks and water for them (and for all of us) on their way down; and for me and my sisters - it was a beautiful day out with the whole family. The hike itself was quite interesting with lots of stone steps and uneven surfaces, so not easy by any means, especially when you are surrounded by loads of other hikers. But the view at the top and along the way is worth the effort. Would definitely recommend this activity.

Thank Anna C
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

If it is one thing you need to do during visiting Stavanger, it is to climb the Pulpit Rock. It is not as easy climb as many assume, no paved walkaways here, so have good robust mountain shoes with good grip on a wet, slippery rock (it will save you for couple of broken bones!), a pair of dry underware/T shirts to change when you are all seaty and exhausted on the top after 1,5-2 hour climb and it is blowing through your bones up there. A plate of chocolate, nuts, or any other kind of nutritious food/snack will definitely make it a different experience. Do not climb it on a cloudy day, without good visibility you will waste your time and energy!

Thank Kantor72
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Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

Knut was an excellent guide! Very talkative and telling us stories about each part of the way to the top, and about Norway in general. The hike
was pretty good, but when we arrived to the top it was all covered by fog. Next time we will pay more attention to the forecast!
In the end of the hike we could eat a hot soup and delicious fresh bread.

Thank ZMV91
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