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Preikestolen off the beaten track hike

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Highlights
  • Go off the beaten path in Preikestolen with a guide
  • Use of hiking poles to help you over challenging terrain
  • All canoeing equipment and instruction provided
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Preikestolen off the beaten track hike
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Preikestolen off the beaten track hike
From US$167.36
Overview
Get off the beaten path in Preikestolen on this hiking and canoeing tour from Stavanger. Navigating this unfamiliar deep forest terrain by yourself may not be the best idea, but with a guide in the lead you'll be safe and get expert navigation. Enjoy epic views and photo ops of Lysefjord and Preikestolen after paddling across the Refsvatn Lake in a canoe. This tour allows you to get much deeper into the wilderness and follows scenic off-the-map trails.
What to Expect
Your professional nature guide will pick you up at Stavanger Tourist Information Office at 07:10am. You will be transport to the trailhead by car and ferry. 
You’ll embark on your trip by canoeing across Refsvatn Lake (30 minutes). During 70% of the hike, you’ll follow off-the-map trails which are overgrown and have (almost) been forgotten. These trails are rarely used and the cairns that lead the way through dense forests are difficult to find. Once above the tree-line, the trail completely disappears: the remaining 30% of the hike is thus comprised of off-trail hiking & scrambling.
During this portion of the hike, you’ll experience out-of-this-world and rarely-seen views of Preikestolen and the Lysefjord. After about 3,5 hours on foot, you’ll reach a viewpoint of Preikestolen that the majority of others only get to see in tourist brochures.
You will then hike down to Preikestolen and enjoy a well-deserved break atop the impressive plateau that towers 604 meters above sea level. There, you’ll get to view the 1000 meter-high mountain walls surrounding the 42 kilometer-long Lysefjord from a new perspective.
At that point, as you begin the long descent back to civilization, you’ll start by joining the masses of people who are following the main trail away from Preikestolen. After about 20 minutes, you’ll escape the crowds by detouring back onto one of the off-the-map trails. You’ll be able to enjoy the remainder of the hike in near-solitude while you take in the beauty of the Norwegian wilderness from ever-changing perspectives. The hike down will take approximately 2 hours.
After the hike, your guide will take you back to Stavanger.
Duration:
Total: 10 hours
Hiking: ~7 hours (including breaks)
Transportation: ~1 hour (each way)
Drop-off:
The tour ends in Stavanger at approximately 17:30 (5:30pm).
Reviews (12)
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Reviewed 9 January 2019 via mobile
Brilliant foggy hike to ourselves

Had a fantastic time hiking up to Preikestolen, and would definitely love to go back again in clearer weather! Our guide Hilda met us from the boat, and drove us to the start of the trek. She was friendly and chatty, and knowledgeable about the...More

Thank G5363FBmichaelv
Reviewed 20 October 2018
Spectacular astonish view! NEVER MISS IT in your life!

Outdoorlife Norway是很用心有溫度的一間小公司。Johannes是個非常好的嚮導,絕對注重旅客的安全同時兼顧活動的趣味性。如果不想和大批遊客一起爬Preikestolen(有時候真的有些擁擠),強烈建議參加off the beaten track hike(難度較高一點)或是sunrise hike(難度中等),獨自享受山裡的寧靜,壯麗的風光,乾淨到似乎無染塵的清新,絕對值回票價!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank seven881tw
Reviewed 12 October 2018
Disappointing hiking experience

I unfortunately did not have a great experience and would not recommend this group unless you are absolutely set on hiking Pulpit Rock away from the crowds (I would have preferred going up the main route by myself after my experience). PROS -The hike itself...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Alex S
Johannes_Apon, Eier at Outdoorlife Norway, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2018

Hi! We are happy you liked the hike and our information, but are sorry to hear the total experience did not live up to your expectations. We want to thank you for your feedback, which we will use for internal evaluation. On this particular hike,...More

Reviewed 6 October 2018
Breathtaking views

Challenging hike for a 63 year old lady traveling solo, I trained with extra incline hiking and stair climbing prior but I am in generally good shape for my age. They call this a hike but in the US it would be called a climb,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank shepherdess98
Reviewed 13 September 2018
Speechless! This is a 10 out of 5 stars!

Incredible Nature! You wont find anyone else on this magic and secret path :) it is seriously off the very very very beaten path haha. If you want an unforgettable experience, enjoy nature, quietness, fresh air, Fjords and amazing picture views. This is THE way...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sofia A
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