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Pulpit Rock Experience

Jorpeland, Norway
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About Pulpit Rock Experience
We do premium day hikes and tours to the Pulpit Rock (Preikestolen) in addition to other adventures in the Stavanger area. We are Norwegian and we are locals. Easy planning and quality adventures make lifetime memories. Even icons like the Pulpit Rock is a must-see, Norway and the Stavanger region also has a lot more to offer. We also offer tailor-made and private tours.
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Terry F wrote a review Mar 2020
Buxton, England, United Kingdom274 contributions136 helpful votes
We took the pulpit rock bus from Stravenger 7-55 got there early hiked the 4km up then wow. Absolutely stunning, we went march so there were only 8 people there however summer time it is very busy and maybe a different experience. However march the return bus was 550 korona return for two. You can hire boot's, coats and crampons from the shop at the bus stop. This was a stunning place to visit you must do this trip.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Gabe and Zee wrote a review Aug 2019
67 contributions8 helpful votes
Again this is my perspective with short legs. My husband was fine but here’s my feedback. 1. It’s crowded so if you’re looking into a quite place to hike don’t expect that (but definitely still do it). 2. It’s fairly difficult because the path is not flat it’s rocky. It’s doable but wear really comfortable pair of shoes. I also feel European “moderate” is difficult in America. I see children in difficult hikes in the states, so you can take children here that are troopers. I saw hikers with their children on their back. 3. I recommend good hiking boots. As I’ve seen people slip and I slipped. 4. When you get to the top the crowd will thin out (but still crowded). I don’t think a lot of young and older people made it. 5. I think people were super excited to get to the top that I felt being kind and considerate were left at the door. (Again I don’t think it was intentional, just a bit of shoving towards the path to flat rock, which was narrower. Maybe they had time limit with their tour and their cruise. Again I don’t think it was intentional.) 6. Beware on the path there will be people taking selfies, which I felt was a little rude. If you’re going to take a selfie please pull aside. 7. Hydration is a must. 8. It rained towards the end, so if the weather says it will rain a raincoat is recommended. 9. Stop, rest, eat and hydrate. Enjoy the gorgeous view. My husband and I stopped at a place where there weren’t a lot of people looking over the pool where you can swim (we did not swim, but you can at this spot). 10. Despite the crowd, It’s a great hike. (We took the ferry and bus to get here).
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Date of experience: August 2019
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WeDreamOfTravel wrote a review Aug 2019
Texas852 contributions133 helpful votes
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We are not in peak physical condition and are beginner hikers; in fact, this was the first real hike we'd ever taken. Did a DIY hike by getting on the ferry in Stavanger and then the bus to the base of the hike. We were intimidated by the daunting climb and set very low expectations for our hiking time. Since we don't regularly hike and are not in shape, walking was a bit painful for a couple of days afterwards, but it was a small price to pay for an experience of a lifetime for these beginner hikers! The hike is spectacular! Natural beauty surrounds climbers every step of the way. We stopped to catch our breath more than most hikers, but we refused to quit. If you're novices like us, use the gorgeous scenery to stop for photos (and catch your breath) but keep going. It was a lovely day when we climbed, so the trail was fairly crowded, but don't let that prevent you from experiencing this amazing hike. The trail was remarkably well-maintained (to our novice eyes) and skillfully created. It is well marked, so it's difficult to get lost or go the wrong way. You really don't need to pay a tour company or a guide to hike with you up here, especially since the ferry and bus are efficient, convenient, and reasonably priced. It took us about 2.5 hours to reach the top, which the sign at the base says is average, and a bit less for the way down. We brought a picnic lunch and drinks to enjoy at the top. The views are breathtaking! The long-distance views demand more than a selfie (to get a wider scope of the scenery) so if you don't have a selfie stick, don't feel bad asking people to take your photos for you; they will appreciate your doing the same for them. A word of caution: There is NO barrier whatsoever to prevent people from falling to their deaths, so you need to be constantly aware of your step, your belongings, and (if you have them) your pets or children. This is NOT a place to goof off, use alcohol or drugs, ignore your children or pets, or take risks. The parents who were there with their children always kept hands on the kids to ensure their safety, but if you are a parent who tends to let your kids do their own thing in public places, you should either hike without them or change your parenting style before you embark on this climb with them. Their safety and lives will depend on your constant, physically-controlling supervision on this hike.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Marcel P wrote a review Aug 2019
Maarssen, The Netherlands7 contributions
Unfortunately it was raining quite a bit when we went but that didn’t stop us. When took off around 6 and saw a few Peale coming back down during the hike. When we arrived we where the only ones there which was really cool. The view is not the most spectacular you can find and the amount of people going up makes it not so special being there. I would recommend going on a lesser known hike with a great view, there’s nothing like being up there alone. :)
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Henrik wrote a review Aug 2019
17 contributions2 helpful votes
Too many people going here (although we started right after breakfast at the hotel) to make the walk itself enjoyable (late july). View of the fjord is nice but not that good; there are numerous other places to view fjords in Norway. Ok, it´s a nice thrill lying on your stomach looking down.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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