On an annual basis, Preikestolen welcomes more visitors than any other trekking-destination in Norway. In 2016, approximately 300,000 hikers are expected to make their way up to the top of the imposing cliff that hangs 604 meters above the Lysefjord.
Outdoorlife Norway invites you to experience a unique Preikestolen hiking adventure, guaranteed to be crowd-free! Join us on a twilight hike to Preikestolen and catch the sun rising over the Lysefjord. You’ll start your adventure in the midst of darkness and walk with headlamps through the twilight of the night. After approximately 2.5 hours of trekking, you’ll reach Preikestolen where, after finding yourself a beautiful spot to relax, you’ll watch as the first deep orange beams of sunlight illuminate the steep mountain walls that tower over the Lysefjord. Long before the first tourist-packed busses arrive from Stavanger, you’ll be on your way back down the trail to conclude your unique hiking experience with a well-deserved breakfast at Preikestolen Mountain Lodge.
This is a moderately-demanding 6-hour, 8 kilometer hike with a total ascent of 500 meters. The duration of the tour is about 10-12.5 hours which includes transportation of approximately 1 hour each way and a post-hike rest with breakfast of 1 hour (depends on time of year, weather, and pick-up location).