Preikestolen winter and spring hike
This hike is suitable for participants who are generally in good physical condition and have previous hiking experience.
- Amazing view of the surrounding fjords, islands, and mountains
- ‘Swords in Rock’ Viking monument visit
- Pulpit Rock and the Lysefjord
- A ferry crossing, which offers unique views
- Stavanger from a different perspective
- Refsvatn lake
All about the trip
After a pick-up early in the morning, your adventure will begin with a 40-minute ferry ride. With a hot cup of coffee in hand, you will have the opportunity to view Stavanger from a different perspective and get an overview of the surrounding fjords, islands, and mountains. Your guide will then transport you to the base of the hiking trail. After a short briefing, you will embark on your journey to Preikestolen.
Your guide will lead you up through the shifting terrain and onward to the mountain's plateau. Along the way, if trail conditions permit, you will hike to lesser-known, exclusive viewpoints. This early in the year, weather conditions are constantly changing and the trail is often covered with snow and ice, even well into springtime. We will adjust the equipment (ice spikes, etc.) as needed to match the changes in terrain. Along the way, there will be opportunities to catch your breath, enjoy a warm beverage, and snap photos of the spectacular nature around you. After 2,5-3,5 hours of trekking, you will be rewarded with a panoramic view of some of the most dramatic scenery Fjord-Norway has to offer. Standing atop the 604-meter high cliff, the views of the Lysefjord and surrounding mountains are nothing short of awe-inspiring. You will be one of the few that have experienced Preikestolen off-season.
After a well-deserved break at the cliff's edge, your guide will lead you back down to the trail-head, which will take about 2 hours. If conditions allow, your guide will take a slightly different route on the way back down from Preikestolen. This alternative path is not found on any maps, and will, therefore, allow you to avoid anyone who might be on their way up the main trail. Your hike will conclude beside Refsvatn lake, where you will enjoy freshly-baked bread and a well-deserved bowl of homemade soup at Preikestolen Mountain Lodge (February – April).
After a few last breaths of crisp mountain air, you will return as a group to Stavanger. On the way back, you will navigate a different route, including a second ferry crossing, which offers unique views of the mouth of the Lysefjord. Your adventure will conclude with a stop at the Viking monument ‘Swords in Rock’, where King Harald Fairhair’s triumph in battle (between the years of 872 and 900 AD) resulted in Norway finally becoming one kingdom.What Wikipedia Says
What is (and what is not) included in the price
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off
- 2 unique ferry crossings
- Professional guide
- Use of snow spikes
- Use of hiking poles
- Hot beverages and snack
- Post-hike hot soup (February – April)
- Swords in Rock monument visit
- Rain-proof jacket
- Warm hat and gloves
Please note that the tour is somewhat physically demanding and you should consider your skill-level when booking.
Due to the possibility of rapidly-changing weather conditions, it may be necessary to make changes to scheduled trips. In the event that your trip needs to be rescheduled for another day or canceled on short notice, you may choose between joining the rescheduled trip or getting a refund. In the event that weather conditions deteriorate during your trip, it may be necessary to turn around on the trail or head back earlier than planned. If this happens, no refunds will be given.
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