Tiago C - 15 mar 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Breathtaking experience provided with excellence by amazing professionals ”
We, the two of us, absolutely love this winter hike to Preikestolen. Two days before, we looked up the weather forecast and it was supposed to rain a lot. We, then, decided to cancel as it would probably be horrible, but Outdoorlife Norway responded (very fast) that some other clients had done the trek under the same conditions and they were happy with it. So we decided to go with the original plan and that was the best thing we could have ever done. They arrived in time (6:55am) and it was just us 2, Hilde, her sweet dog Molly and her good and nice friend Christine. As we arrived there, the weather was good and we started going up. Hilde, let me tell you, is one of the best guides we have ever known. She is very knowledgable and a very nice company. The photos she took were simply amazing! It turns out that it didn't rain as much as we thought (only 2 brief moments before we got to Preikestolen and it was a light rain). We had Preikestolen all to ourselves when we got there. The winter scenery is fantastic. The light over the fjord was so, so beautiful! It was a highlight of our trip through Norway and one of the most beautiful places we have ever been. Couldn't be happier and couldn't thank Hilde and Molly more for this trip. THANKS! 100% recommended.
FecheMcBrain - 13 mar 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Awesome experience! ”
Hiking with fresh snow gave us the chance to see those beautiful fjords and Preikestolen as a unique experience. Thanks to Fabrizio! Excellent guide! Un abrazo! And... Takk for turen✌🏽️
FISS69 - 10 mar 2019, TripAdvisor
“ 5 stars ”
I went to Stavanger for hiking in winter to the Preikestolen with my son of 14 years old. I was very happy to choose a guide. Our Outdoorlife Norway guide was very professional, experienced, respectful. Everything was planed (transport, lunchbox, equipment, ...). The experience was perfect. Sad that the Prekeistolen is so far because this guided experience gives the wish to do it again.
Frankiekhor - 10 mar 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Pulpit Rock Winter Hike ”
An unforgettable hike and one of the highlights of my trip to Norway. The guide I had was Fabrizio, he was fantastic and was very knowledgeable in the hike. We spent roughly an hour at Pulpit Rock, taking pictures and Wow the view with the fjord in the background was breathtaking. We even got the opportunity to climb above pulpit rock to get a different angle. To top of the day, Fabrizio took us to Sverd i fjell (3 sword) to get picture on our way back.
sabrina8998 - 10 mar 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Amazing hike and views ”
This was a last minute trip that 2 of my friends and I decided to book. Our tour guide picked us up at our bed and breakfast and he was so kind during the whole trip. The experience was amazing and I would highly recommend to anyone. I would not change one thing about the experience!
Felix P - 10 mar 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Hike to Preikestolen ”
Had a Wonderful experience hiking up preikestolen. Joined a small group (4) for a daytime hike. Pickup from the hotel downtown Stavanger was just after 7am and drop off around 16:30. Our guide Hilde was very kind, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. She was sure to keep up the pace, but with plenty of breaks, to help us reach the top before the crowds did. It was even more rewarding to find ourselves at the edge alone on a beautiful day. Hilde took some nice pictures and was a joy to talk to and she also brought some snacks and hot drinks.
The information given by email after booking online is pretty clear and tells you to read it well ahead of the hike. I left it till the night before as I had just only booked that evening. Make sure to wear the proper gear, hiking pants and boots and weatherproof yet breathable outer layers. I showed up with all but the hiking pants and wearing jeans instead. I was kindly asked to rent a pair op proper pants from outdoor life Norway. There is a little waredrobe in the back of the van. They come well prepared and are serious about their gear.
I will try and book with them again for a different trip when I get the chance.
Wanderlust436 - 10 mar 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Pulpit Rock-Winter hike ”
This was an amazing hike and well worth it! We made a weekend trip to Stavanger for this hike and it was the perfect weekend getaway! I am here for school for three weeks and have limited weekends but I would most definitely choose to do this again! The guide makes sure you have a safe trip and is well prepared!
Pedro H - 26 feb 2019, TripAdvisor
“ 'Takk for turen' ”
The day was perfect from start to finish. Our guide, Hilde, was very helpful and kind. From the moment she caught us in Stavanger till the end of the journey. She explained various curiosities and facts at different points, making the trail more interesting at every moment. The trail was slippery at some points because of the ice, but Hilde provided us with staples for extra safety. The arrival at the preikestolen could not have been better, with only our group on top. On the way back, a stop at the base camp for a delicious soup at all and a beautiful view of the lake and farm. Thank you Hilde!
doraaa_k - 17 feb 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Unforgetable experience ”
Had a great experience doing the Preikestolen winter hike with Outdoorlife Norway. I sent them some questions before booking the tour and got a quick, kind and detailed reply. They are really helpful and even took the time and effort to organize their schedule in a way that I could hike with the cutest guide dog Molli, as I requested. We got clear and useful information both before and during the tour. It is very well organized, our guide Hilde was fantastic. She is really kind, patient and talkative. She took a good care of us and shared many interesting stories along the way. The whole hiking experince is unforgetable and what you see during the hike is priceless. For sure will return for another round! :-)
tonymB9478LF - 17 feb 2019, TripAdvisor
“ World class views and tour. ”
Fantastic experience. I was hoping it wouldn't just be me on the tour being so off-peak, and sure enough it was, but the trip couldn't have been better. My guide Hilde was a fantastic travelling companion and skilful guide, with great depth of knowledge about the environment and Norway, and a good sense of fun. I had all the time I wanted to fiddle with my cameras and soak up the views, and we were very lucky to have Priekestolen all to ourselves. She also provided me with crampons, poles and better gloves for the weather. Worth mentioning that soup was provided as part of the package - I thought I had to bring a packed lunch - and even that was really high quality and delicious, served with amazing views of the lake in the base camp lodge. Overall a really special experience that I'd recommend to everyone. Thanks again Hilde, I hope I remembered this right - "Takk for turen!" :)
GayleG336 - 10 feb 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Winter hike to Preikestolen ”
was traveling alone for business and wanted to make the most of a free day in Stavanger. I signed up for the winter hike to Preikestolen. The registration process was very simple and the communication was excellent. I knew exactly what I needed to bring. They also have items to rent if you are missing something, such as crampons, hiking boots, jackets. The pick up and transportation was also very convenient.
I had previously done this hike in the summer with thousands of others. It was such a pleasant contrast to do it in the winter when you have the mountain mostly to yourself. Our guide, Hilde, was excellent. She was knowledgeable and prepared with safety equipment should that have been necessary.
If you are in Stavanger, I would highly recommend doing this tour to get a taste of some of the best nature Norway has to offer.
ItsSwivel - 31 jan 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Snowy winter hike up Preikestolen ”
One of the most challenging but rewarding experiences we have ever done!
Despite the freezing weather conditions and high winds, we made it to the top in one piece all thanks to our amazing guide, Hilda! Although we went in the low season and were the only couple on the guided tour with Hilda and her amazing dog, Mollie, we would definitely recommend this hike in the winter season as the snow and ice made it more of a memorable and scenic experience.
blytheaw - 23 jan 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Beyond Wonderful ”
Couldn't have had a better experience. Our guide Hilda was beyond lovely, incredibly informative and created a wonderful day for everyone on the hike. This was possibly one of the best experiences we could have had on our holiday and would recommend it to everyone.
TabeaK61 - 20 jan 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Amazing Hike! ”
We booked the Preikestolen Winter Hike and it was just amazing! At Pickup, the guide told us that there are just the two of us, so we had kind of a private tour.
The Guide was prepared very well so we had Spikes and good shoes and poles to hike. Even if it was slippery and full of snow and ice we felt totaly safe all the time. On top, the guide served us some hot drink.
Everything was absolutely worth the money we payed for! Totaly recommend!
Romain T - 17 January 2017 - 23 dec 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Great hike! ”
Beautiful landscapes and great hike. The guide Erlen was really nice. Too bad we faced a foggy weather.. :/
adrienepetrillo - 1 February 2017 - 23 dec 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Great hike ”
Loved our winter hike to preikestolen! Our guide Oula (probably spelled that wrong) and his adorable dog Kenai (probably spelled that one wrong too) we’re knowledgeable and fun for the trip. We didn’t have a car so it was nice being picked up and dropped off at our hotel and not have to worry about transportation, especially since cabs are so expensive here. We were provided hiking poles, chains for our boots, nuts for a snack and delicious, hot fruit drink during the trip. Totally worth the money for such a great experience and magical views of Norway!!
rhin0aus - 5 January 2017 - 23 dec 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Fantastic hike! ”
An absolutely fantastic hike, despite the inclement weather! The guide was very knowledgeable and super friendly. I had an absolute blast and the view was spectacular.
Alexis G - 8 January 2017 - 23 dec 2017
“ Preikestolen ”
Wonderful day of hiking !! Our guide told us some interesting stories while hiking, he was friendly and professional. This hike is a must if you visit Norway ! Young company that deserve to get known !!
JOJO_Miao - 16 March 2017 - 23 dec 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Perfect tour and amazing experience ”
Our guide was very friendly and professional with good hiking knowledge to guide us up to preikestolen in winter time. Preikestolen Hiking in winter is slippery and dangerous. Go with this tour guide if you are not very experienced in hiking on the icy rocks and steep steps.
SBK93 - 13 March 2017 - 23 dec 2017, TripAdvisor
“ A wonderful day full of magnificent views, great photos and memories for life ”
I took a winter hike 2 days ago now with outdoor life Norway and it was a great day. It’s a very well organised trip. As we were a larger group we were split into two groups and are guide Allen was very attentive and knowledgeable. He used our driving time well to engage the group and used the time so that we could get to know one another.
He was very friendly and knowledgeable about the area even recommending me a wonderful Ethiopian restaurant in Stavanger to try but that’s for a separate review.
He took some wonderful photos of the group and knew the best places to take photos that would give you the best views, can’t recommend the Preikstolen hike enough. I would come back again in a heartbeat.
Laptoprob1979 - 12 March 2017 - 23 dec 2017, TripAdvisor
“ The guides at Outdoorlife are fantastic. ”
Joannes is very friendly and energetic and Alan is also a great guide with loads of knowledge and he takes excellent photos. I really recommend paying for the photo package it saves carrying your own equipment and the shots are amazing.
The winter hike is fantastic andthe views are unrivalled from the top. I wasn’t sure I would make it as I was recovering from a broken ankle but the guides set a perfect pace and got them up and down in one piece. They provide excellent gear where required. They really love what they do and I cannot recommend them enough.
Takk for turen
Reggie_lu - 2 March 2017 - 23 dec 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Recommend Preikestolen Winter Hike!!! ”
Was so happy to find out that you can do the Preikestolen winter guided tour, as I was bit concerned due to the snow and icey conditions, however our tour guide Ole took care of us tremendously. He came with his dog Kenny which added a lot of fun and humour to the trip. There were 7 of us in total, some did not have the appropriate clothing so he suggested and offered his advice. Crampons, poles, and shoes etc were also provided. Ole was very attentive throughout to those less experienced hikers. He also took photos for us and told us the best spots. Hot drink and snacks were also given which were nice. Overall an excellent 3800m hike, recommend it if you come in the winter to avoid the crowds. I willconcur Kjerag next time 🙂
Stephvtw - 19 February 2017 - 23 dec 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Highlight of my visit to Norway ”
We booked the guided tour a day in advance and got picked up at the B&B were we stayed. Our tour guide was great! He lived in the town nearby and knows everything there is to know about the area. We were provided with ice spikes en picks for the icy parts of te hike, also warm bevearages and a snack. We were in a group of five and had a lot of fun together. I highly recommend this winter hike for everyone going to Norway, espcecially because you avoid the masses of tourist you would meet in the summer
txo91 - 17 February 2017 - 23 dec 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Perfekter Tagesausflug ”
Ich kann jedem der zum Preikestolen möchte nur empfehlen einen Guide mitzunehmen. Die Tour mit Christopher war perfekt. Er hatte alles an notwendigem Equipment dabei und stets ein angenehmes Tempo für die Gruppe vorgegeben. Er hat unserer Gruppe eine super Stimmung mit seinen Erfahrungen und Unterhaltungen gegeben. Touren mit einem echten “Local” sind immer die Besten. So haben wir gleichzeitig etwas von der norwegischen Kultur erfahren.
Cait O - 12 February 2017 - 23 dec 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Preikestolen ”
We were staying in Stavanger for a conference and I found this awesome hike for my husband to go on while I was at the conference. This company was awesome. They picked him up from the hotel and had a small group (8 people) they took on the hike. He had a great time and said the guide was really helpful. They provide the necessary winter equipment and even take photos for you. Views were amazing! Not crowded like it can be in summer. Highly recommend this company and this trip!
rachelav13 - 12 February 2017 - 23 dec 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Loved it, fantastic hike ”
We did the Preikestolen Winter Hike and loved the experience. Johannes, our guide and the owner of the business, was amazing and you could see his passion and love for what he does. He was very patient with everyone in our group, and lots of information about the area to share. While locals might be fine to do the hike by themselves in winter, but for visitors I would recommend the guided hike due to not knowing the track, the conditions, and just the general experience of having someone help you out and keep you informed. We definitely needed the spikes to go over our shoes (the spikes were provided with the tour) to help us get over the ice.
The hike itself wasn’t as strenuous as I’d expected, more just the difficultly of walking across the ice. Anyone who is younger will manage fine, people over 50 or 60 who walk alot and are in decent physical shape will also find it manageable, but maybe more challenging. If you have bad knees, tape them up or get a brace prior to the hike, or have a good management plan afterwards (advice from a physio).
The view from the top certainly makes it worth it.
danielmays2017 - 9 February 2017 - 23 dec 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Once in a life time trip. ”
I came all the way from Australia for this. If you have a chance to go and do it with outdoor life! My Guide Allan(sorry I forgot the Norge spelling) was fantastic. I was the only one on the hike (which I’m sure they lost money on) but it was no problem. He was funny and very professional. you definitely need a guide. I personally saw one person who had an accident and others wandering off in the wrong direction only to be pulled up by Allen out of concern for their welfare. The hike was amazing and fun and the pay off was the best. We had the rock to our selves! Go in winter and enjoy the ice and snow as well as the lack of crowd. Two days latter I’m still buzzing about one the best experiences of my life. Thank You out door life!!!! I wish I could give more than 5 star review!
Sky A - 7 February 2017 - 23 dec 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Personal and informative! ”
My friend and I were in Stavanger for 3 days and booked two trips with Johannes – Preikestolen Winter Hike & Winter Snowshoe Hike. Both trips with Johannes were with very small groups (just my friend and I in fact!) which made the experience very personal and memorable. As promised, there were snacks (nuts) and a hot drink (black currant juice) at the top. We came during the off season, so the conditions for the snowshoe hike weren’t great (icy wind) but Johannes reminded us that the goal was get closer to nature – sometimes that’s not comfortable. I would book again with Outdoorlife Norway in a heartbeat, I don’t think there’s any other way to safely explore nature in Norway!
piervi1985 - 7 February 2017 - 23 dec 2017
“ Preikestolen hike ”
I spent an incredible day with outdoorlife Norway during my hiking to Preikenstolen. The guide was awesome 🙂 good job guys
karoline0091 - 31 January 2017 - 23 dec 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Great hike up Preikestulen with amazing view of the fjord ”
Really enjoyed the hike up to Preikestulen! Definitely recommend the tour, the group was really small and Johannes was a super nice guide. We went in January so luckily there weren’t many people round this time of the year. All in all the trip wasn’t too difficult (4 hours in total), but make sure to bring proper clothes & shoes
Heddy R - 23 January 2017 - 23 dec 2017, TripAdvisor
“ Great trip ”
We had a great time Everything was well organized,the pick up was on time and our tour guide Johannes is an easy going guide with a lot of information I would recommend this trip especially in winter when it’s hard to get to there without public transportation