The Trip to Preikestolen

Preikestolen is one of the most visited places here in Norway. It is located at the western part of the country and belongs to Rogaland county. If you have been in Stavanger then I assumed that you have also heard about Preikestolen. Since Preikestolen is just a ferry and car/bus (the direct bus from Stavanger to the site is only available during season) ride from Stavanger.

A couple of weeks ago, my friend and I went to Preikestolen. The trip was really great and we had so much fun. Also, the weather was really good. It was sunny. So everyone’s happy during the hike.

Anyway, the plan was to catch the ferry to Tau at 8:30 a.m. but someone kept on snoozing the alarm so we left for Tau at 10:50 from Stavanger. Then from Tau we took the bus to Jørpeland. FYI, we didn’t drive. So we walked 3 hours from Jørpeland to the Preikestolen site.

at Jørpeland
Hiking is no joke. A good body condition is a prerequisite. Here I am preparing for the 3 hour walk!

3 hours of walking is really long but if you are not alone, time goes by swiftly. So hiking with friends is highly recommended here.

When we reached the site, we had to walk for another 2 hours to reach the top.

Finally on the trail to the Pulpit Rock! Woohoo!
Overlooking Preikestolen

There are many trails here. We took the local trail (accidentally) and reached the part higher than the Pulpit Rock. But so glad we did! The view is just simply amazing.

The picture speaks for itself.


Summary of our trip:

Stavanger-Tau by ferry =1hr and 5 minutes

Tau-Jørpeland by bus= circa 30 minutes

Jørpeland-Preikestolen site (camp) by foot= 3 hrs

Preikestolen site- top (Preikestolen)= 4 hrs and a half (back and forth)


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