Preikestolen Winter Hike

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings
(4 customer reviews)

Have you ever been hiking through snow and ice? Just a stone’s throw outside of Stavanger, the region’s majestic mountains rise hundreds of meters straight out of the sea. During much of the winter, the mountaintops are blanketed in thick layers of snow and the trail to Preikestolen is almost deserted in comparison with other times of the year. Those who venture up the trail experience the peace and solitude that comes with the stillness of wintertime. Join us on a hike to Preikestolen and experience the spectacular Lysefjord during Norway’s long dark winter!

Because of the presence of snow and ice, hiking to Preikestolen without a guide during the wintertime is not recommended. Your professional guide are trained to safely maneuver through the frozen landscape as well as winter’s rapidly changing weather conditions. The guide will carry all necessary navigation, safety, first-aid, and outdoor winter equipment.


PRICE: 1,090 NOK per person

Season: January 5th – March 11th 2018

Scroll down for full tour description and additional information.

Description


We invites you to experience a unique Preikestolen hiking adventure, guaranteed to be crowd-free! Join us on this unique hike to Preikestolen and delight in the crisp stillness of Norway’s long, dark winter. Hike in near-solitude while encountering breathtaking views of Preikestolen and the Lysefjord, which are often blanketed in snow this time of year.

Your professional guide will meet you early-morning at your selected meeting point and transport you to the base of the hiking trail. After a short briefing, you’ll embark on your journey to Preikestolen. Your guide will lead you up through the shifting terrain and onward to the mountain’s plateau. This early in the year, weather conditions are constantly changing and the trail is often covered with snow and ice. As needed, you’ll adjust the equipment you use to match the changes in terrain. Along the way, there will be opportunities to catch your breath, enjoy a warm beverage, and the guide will navigate to the best vantage points, where you’ll be able to snap photos of the spectacular nature around you. After 2.5-3.5 hours* of trekking, you’ll 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. On top of that, you’ll have the privilege of becoming one of the very few to have experienced Preikestolen during wintertime.

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*. The tour ends with transportation back to Stavanger. The tour ends in Stavanger at approximately* 18:30 (6:30pm). (You will be dropped-off at the same location from which you were picked-up.)

*Due to the possibility of changing weather conditions, your trip may last longer than approximated.

 

Included in this tour:

  • Transportation to/from the start of the trail (including ferry crossings)
  • Professional guide with navigation, safety, and emergency equipment
  • Necessary equipment (spikes, snow shoes, poles)
  • Hot beverages and a snack during the hike

 

Meeting Point
When booking, you may select from the following meeting times and locations**

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**On occasion, during periods of high-demand, we may set up additional departures. When that’s the case, meeting and drop-off times will vary. Please click on the ‘Book Now’ button to check availability. 

Links to Google Maps
Thon Hotel Maritim – back entrance facing Bergelandsgata
Stavanger Bed & Breakfast
St. Svithun Hotel / Hostel
Park Inn by Radisson Stavanger Hotel
Clarion Hotel Stavanger
Stavanger Tourist Information
Clarion Collection Hotel Skagen Brygge
Kanelsnurren Bakery
Scandic Stavanger City – back entrance facing parking lot
Lilland Hotel (Tau)
Verkshotellet (Jørpeland)
Preikestolen Mountain Lodge / Trailhead

 

Please read the “Additional information” and “General conditions of contract” before booking.

Additional information

MODERATE DIFFICULTY

Suitable for people of most ages – excluding children younger than 12 yrs. – who are in general good condition, and have previous hiking experience.

Total Distance: 8 kilometers
Total Ascent: 500 meters

DURATION

Total: ~8-9 hours (depends on pick-up location and weather conditions)
Hiking: ~6 hours (including breaks)
Transportation: ~1 hour (each way)

WHEN?

08:00am – 18:30 (6:30pm) (approximately; see times in product description).
(January-March: for available dates, please click on the "Book Now" button above).

WHERE?

Pick-up/drop off at various locations in and around Stavanger.
See details in product description.
(Please choose your preferred time & meeting-point when booking).

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

Transportation (including ferry crossings).
Professional Guide carrying navigation, safety, first-aid, and winter/outdoor equipment.
Hot beverages & snack during the hike.

WHAT TO BRING?

Proper hiking boots/shoes*
Outdoor clothing for winter: water-resistant/insulated pants,
rain-proof jacket, woolen sweater, hat, and gloves
Small backpack with additional clothing layers/thermal underwear
Packed lunch / bottled water / additional snacks
(NOTE: NO JEANS/SNEAKERS!)

*It’s possible to rent both hiking boots and outdoor-clothing from us.
(Please make your selection when booking)

LANGUAGES

English, Norwegian

NUMBER/AGE OF PARTICIPANTS

Maximum: 14 people (adults + children as young as 12 yrs.)

CHANGES DUE TO WEATHER

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 cancelled 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.

4 reviews for Preikestolen Winter Hike

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  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ian

    It was such an incredible experience hiking to Preikestolen in the winter. We had perfect weather and were virtually alone – it was only our group up on the rock for the whole time we were there! The views were incredible the whole way up – it felt unreal. I was told that I needed to come up with a new phrase as I was constantly saying, “wow” and “amazing”.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mathilde

    It was a great hiking!. I recommend everyone who likes hiking in mountain, or just to discover, to go there even in the winter time.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sean

    Amazing view with professional & friendly guides. Hand poles are really helpful during the winter hike. I also rent a good quality jacket which keeps me warm. We are lucky enough to catch a good weather, and the guide brings a bottle of hot blueberry juice when we arrive the Preikesolen, the juice rocks the day! I will strongly recommend this winter hike, as there won’t be a lot people , so it would be really relaxing time after reaching the the Preikeston.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Karen

    It was amazing ! I did hesitate to do the winter hike because of the price but it is really worth it. The guide is really nice, careful and friendly ! I could not have done this without him. We need equipment and advice to keep safe. And he taught us a lot of interesting stuffs about the nature, Norway, hiking, Preikestolen etc… It was fun and we had such an amazing view! I am 21 years old, and I am not super sporty so it is a moderate difficulty.
    I recommend it !!:)

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