Pulpit Rock, Forsand Municipality

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Must see · Lookout · Tourist Spot
Hike to Pulpit Rock for expansive views of Lysefjord from atop this 10,000-year-old natural rock formation. The relatively mild 4 km (2.5 mi) climb can last one to three hours depending on your fitness and hiking experience, and will take you 604 m (1,981 ft) above sea level. Bring your camera to capture some of the great views. Be sure to check the weather forecast in advance, as rain or fog could obscure the sea. Keep in mind that it is not recommended to hike this trail when there is still snow on the ground. Put Pulpit Rock on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Forsand Municipality travel planner.
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  • Preikestolen is a pulpit rock. A mountain plataue. Norway in a nutshell! Preikestolen lies 604m above sea level. We drove from Stavanger. Parking fee costs 250 NOK. You must have proper equipments...  more »
  • I strongly recommend you to go really early or wait until «rush hours» are over. We started the hike at 1200-ish, and we should have waited another hour. It’s far from fun to que your way up a...  more »
  • Very beautiful place. I hiked the Pulpit Rock during the winter (late November) and it was stunning! You can do the hike 1,5-2 hours before the sunset and watch this from the viewing spot. Amazing!
  • The Pulpit Rock is the most famous tourist attraction in Luther fjord. It is a huge rock with a height of 604m. The climbing path to the Pulpit Rock is 3.8km long without steps (have a look photo). It takes about 4-6 hours to go back and forth (according to physical strength and age).

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