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Preikestolen Sunrise Hike

By Explore Lysefjorden

Tour available from: June - October

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NOK 1815
24 hours Free Cancellation
Local tourism
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Next available date: 24 Jun 2024

Embark on an enchanting sunrise hike to Preikestolen, a journey designed for those seeking tranquility and the magic of dawn's early light, away from the bustling crowds of high-season days. This guided adventure offers not only a breathtaking natural spectacle but also the simplicity of a journey where logistics and timing are taken care of, allowing you to immerse fully in the peace and allure of the early morning.

Your journey begins in the stillness of the early hours as our guide collects you from Stavanger, driving you through the silent landscapes to the trailhead. Here, under the cover of darkness, the adventure takes on an ethereal quality. Equipped with headlamps, your hike commences, guided by the soft lunar glow if the moon is present, casting its ghostly radiance over the path. The forest, with its towering trees, sets the stage for the guide’s spine-tingling folklore, adding an element of mystique to your trek.

After an invigorating 2.5-hour hike, the grandeur of Preikestolen awaits, standing majestically 604 meters above the legendary Lysefjorden. As dawn breaks, you may witness the sun emerging over the mountain ridges, transforming the landscape with a warm, golden light – a truly magnificent sight and the perfect reward for your efforts.

Post-admiration of the stunning vistas, the journey back to Basecamp ensues, culminating in a comforting and hearty breakfast at the mountain lodge. This moment of relaxation and nourishment is the ideal time to reflect on the morning's experiences. Finally, as you're driven back to Stavanger, the memories of a uniquely serene and awe-inspiring morning crystallize, leaving you with a profound sense of accomplishment and wonder.

  • Revel in the unique experience of a sunrise hike to Preikestolen, avoiding the crowds and basking in the tranquil ambiance of dawn.
  • Witness the spectacular moment as the sun rises over the mountain ridges, casting breathtaking light over Preikestolen and the Lysefjorden below.
  • The early start and hike in the darkness require readiness for a moderate level of physical activity and the appropriate use of provided headlamps.
  • The hike, while enveloped in the tranquility of dawn, is an intimate experience, complemented by the guide's knowledge of local folklore and the serene, natural beauty of the route.
  • Hotel pick-up / drop-off
  • Transportation
  • Professional guide
  • Use of headlamp
  • Use of hiking poles
  • Hot beverages & snac
  • Post hike breakfast at Preikestolen Basecamp 
  • You are eligible to receive a full refund of the booking amount if you cancel your reservation at least 24 hours before the scheduled start time.

Additional Information

Please check your e-mail or phone on the day of the hike for messages from us. Sometimes the weather gets in the way of a safe hike, and we need to re-schedule or cancel it on short notice. In such a case, we will notify you via text (SMS) and e-mail to the number and address you have provided us upon booking. The weather forecast changes quickly, so there is no point in checking several weeks in advance. Let us worry about that!

Meeting Point

Kongsgata 32, 4005 Stavanger (outside Thon Hotel Maritim)
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Explore Lysefjorden

Explore Lysefjord and Gøysa Gard are run by 3 local families who all live close to Gøysa Gard.
Our goal is to give as many people as possible the opportunity to experience the stunning Norwegian nature, and our cultural heritage that surrounds us.
We go to great lengths to make our guests feel welcome and to make the most out of your visit in our beautiful region.