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Approximately 7½ Hours
Set out from the pier on a through scenic landscapes to Preikestolhytta.
Your hike to Pulpit Rock takes two hours each way and passes through a variety of different landscapes, including mountains, forest and marshland with some lovely ponds along the way. The distance to the top is about 2½ miles and climbs 1,100 feet in elevation. The last 600 yards are quite spectacular as you walk along a narrow path with steep cliffs on one side and Lysefjord far below on the other. Finally, upon arrival at Pulpit Rock, rest, relax and take in the fantastic scenery as you eat a boxed lunch and view Lysefjord some 2,000 feet below.
Suitably refreshed, you head off on the return journey following the same route back to the ship.
Tour duration is approximately 7 ½ to 8 hours depending the port call, the panoramic drive of Stavanger will be shortened or extended accordingly.
Minimum age is 12 years. Distance covered is about 2½ miles each way (five miles round trip) and climbs 1,100 feet in elevation (the hike starts at 886 feet above sea level). Wear sturdy, comfortable hiking or walking shoes. The path is steep, narrow, rocky and muddy in places but can be negotiated by most moderately fit people. Wear layered clothing that you can easily shed. It can be quite cool at the top of the rock.