Pulpit Rock hike, also known as Preikestolen, is one of the famous hikes in Norway for its flat table like rock that has amazing views from above a fjord. I stayed in Stavanger (approximately an hour and twenty minutes from the hike). There is a fairly long ferry we took to cross a fjord to get there. Ferries take credit card or Norwegian money. The hike itself is about 5 miles round trip and it took us four hours total. The week we were in Norway was very hot. The locals even said it was unusually hot for that time of year. It definitely impacted “the classified as easy hike” to more a intense hike. It was fairly steep along with some steep stairs and walking on rocks. Once at the top to where the Pulpit Rock is located, there are areas to climb to higher viewpoints. Overall an amazing hike and I see why it is a hit tourist attraction.
A few tips:
• bring enough water, more than you think you will need
• have good hiking shoes
•bring snacks or even food for a picnic
• hat and sunglasses
• get there early since it is a tourist attraction, we arrived at 7am and the parking lot was already getting full. There is an upper and lower lot and once those are full I noticed people parked along the road about a mile down a steep road.
• take a picture at the edge of the Pulpit Rock but be careful! It does get crowded quickly on there
• bring extra socks in case your feet get sweaty. Helps with the blisters
• bring sunscreen and wipes
• a tripod or selfie stick if you are solo so you can get some awesome pictures
• and if you want to get fancy, some guy had a blow up seat to sit and enjoy the view
Thank you for reading and hope all of you get to visit Norway someday!