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Stavanger: Waterfalls Rocks and Caves Cruise

1. Stavanger: Waterfalls Rocks and Caves Cruise

Experience the Norwegian fjords throughout a scenic sightseeing cruise. The Lysefjord and the Pulpit Rock (Preikestolen) are some of the most impressive sights you will enjoy throughout this tour, as you enjoy nature at its best from the convenience of a boat. One of the first memorable sights will be the mysterious Vagabond's Cave, a gorgeous cove where dramatic cliffs surround an aqua-marine pool. As legend has it, the cave was named after a group of vagabonds who hid in the shelter for months trying to escape police. You will then head to the famous Pulpit Rock, a natural rock formation consisting of a steep cliff which rises 1,981 feet above Lysefjorden, opposite the Kjerag plateau. It also has an almost flat top of approximately 80 meters across. Throughout this exhilarating tour of memorable Lysefjord with its towering waterfalls, idyllic islands, and breathtaking scenery, you'll also visit wild goats at a summer pasture, and taste clear mountain water from the Hengjane Falls.

Stavanger: Guided Hike to Kjerag Kjeragbolten

2. Stavanger: Guided Hike to Kjerag Kjeragbolten

Your tour will begin as you are picked up at 7:15AM from the location chosen whilst booking. Note that your drop off location, upon return, will be the same as the pickup location. You will begin with a drive from Stavanger to Eagle’s Nest, which is the trailhead for this hike. The journey is close to 2.5 hours, and is certainly not without its charm. Once having arrived, the trail will take you through beautiful mountainous terrain with changing landscape and impressive views of the area. Having reached the Kjerag plateau after 2 to 3 hours, you will spend time enjoying the views of the nearby nature and will have plenty of time to take photos. Some may be courageous enough to climb onto the bolt, and if you are lucky, you may be able to observe BASE jumpers diving from cliffs and down to Lysefjorden. This is also the ideal location to enjoy lunch, for those who have brought their own packed food. Your day will later conclude with your expected arrival to Stavanger at around 6:00PM.

From Stavanger: Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) Guided Hike

3. From Stavanger: Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) Guided Hike

Hike one of Norway’s most spectacular walking trails just a few hours from Stavanger, and get stunning views from the top of Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) above the Lysefjorden fjord. Reach the edge of the near-vertical cliff and test your nerves of steel as you stand or sit close to the edge above crystal-clear waters. Enjoy a light snack as you take in the unobstructed views over a fjord formed by glaciers during the last Ice Age. Reconnect with the wilderness on the 4 to 6-hour trek using well marked and easy to follow paths. Face the challenge of rocks that may become slippery in more demanding areas before you reach the unparalleled views.

Stavanger: Guided Sunrise Hike to Pulpit Rock

4. Stavanger: Guided Sunrise Hike to Pulpit Rock

Your tour will begin as you are picked up at your location specified when booking. Note that drop off location, upon return, will be the same as pickup location. Your estimated pickup time is 5:00AM from your accommodation. Be ready 5 minutes before estimated pick up in front of main entrance. You will begin by heading to the Stavanger Ferry Station or Lauvvik Ferry Station, from where you will take the ferry across the fjord. From the other side is a short drive to Preikestolen Lodge, your starting point for the hike. The hike up will take you between 2-3 hours, with a distance of 4 kilometers each way. Once at Pulpit Rock, you will spend some time enjoying the sunrise and the beautiful nature, with plenty of time to take photos. You will also enjoy your packed lunch, beverages, and some snacks here. The hike back will likely also take 2 to 3 hours, and you can later expect to arrive in Stavanger at around 8:00AM-10:00AM.

Stavanger: Guided Winter Hike Pulpit Rock Preikestolen

5. Stavanger: Guided Winter Hike Pulpit Rock Preikestolen

After being picked up from your accommodation at 7:15 AM, head to the Stavanger or Lauvvik ferry station, and take the ferry across the fjord. From the other side, it is a short drive to Preikestolen Lodge, the starting point for the hike. The hike up will take you between 2 and 3 hours. Once at Pulpit Rock, spend some time enjoying the views of beautiful natural scenery and take some photos. Enjoy your packed lunch, beverages, and some snacks here. The hike back will likely also take 2 to 3 hours, and you can expect to arrive back in Stavanger around 3-4 PM. The distance covered is approximately 4 km each way and the level is easy to moderate. Depending on weather, snow, and ice conditions, the trail may become slippery in some of the more demanding areas. The supplier provides crampons if the conditions requiers it. Some hiking experience is desirable, but not mandatory. Hikers should be prepared with clothes and shoes for cold weather. Hiking boots are required on this hike, and can be rented when booking. Other suggestions include warm, windproof, and waterproof clothing. Bring some water with you to keep hydrated, preferably in a container you can refill on the trail. Norwegian mountains are full of crystal clear, clean, and very tasty water sources. Lunch will not be provided, but please bring your own snack. Each hiker is responsible for carrying his/her own gear, so a suitable backpack is recommended.

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What people are saying about Stavanger

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 68 reviews

What could I say!? The tour was extremely perfect, everything was good organized and everything went good, the weather was great and the views and places were simply astonishing, I enjoyed every single moment of the tour with Lysefjorden Adventure company and that made me take another tour with them to Kjerag the next day and guess what! it was also perfect as the other one, anyhow the tours with Lysefjorden Adventure are a must do when you visit Stavanger and I will always recommend that to the people who are planning to visit there. I also want to take the chance to thank my tour guide Hege of both tours, this woman is extremely amazing and professional, she planned everything perfectly and made everything easy to us, she even took us to amazing secret places only locals know about, she explained everything about the places and history of it, one of the best tour guides I have ever met in my life and if you are reading this Hege I would want to tell you I can’t thank you enough!

We were picked up at our hotel and off we went. From Scandic Stavanger it's about a 45 minute drive. Arrived at the Preikestolen Base Camp, we received spikes and flashlights, if we didn't echo it ourselves :) Small tour info: The hiking trail (there and back) is 8km. 334m it goes up. The duration is about 2h each way. Sounds really easy, well, there are places where it goes up a lot. It won't be easy for complete hikers. An amazing view of the mountains all around and the marshland is fantastically beautiful. Our tour guide told us a lot, information about the landscape and the region. In summer it is unfortunately too crowded that there are regular traffic jams. And when you get to the platform, you can hardly take a real picture on it alone because there are many other visitors with you. In addition to nature, which carries a great deal of damage. Unfortunately very sad ); Even in winter it's beautiful up there :)

Despite rain and cold wind on top, the experience is absolutely unforgettable! The views are breathtaking. Our guide, Hega, was very nice and professional, she took care of us, so that we do not getting too wet and cold. The hike requires some basic skills, the clothes must be appropriate for weather (especially if it is rainy and windy), very important to wear hiking shoes, because there are many slippery stones (kind of stares) on the way up. My recommendation - do not cancel the hike if the weather is not very good and you have good clothes. The guide will cancel it if the weather does not allow the safe hike.

Impactante al llegar a la cima, los paisajes muy bonitos y la guía muy accesible, aunque no lo decía en el paquete, al llegar a la cima nos ofreció chocolate caliente o café, lo que nos ayudo con el clima.

The hike experience with Hege was brilliant. She was so patient with us and answered all our questions. We had na amazing time.