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“Absolutely stunning”
Review of Pulpit Rock

Pulpit Rock
Ranked #1 of 101 things to do in Stavanger
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Climbed Pulpit Rock at the start of April with my parents and would highly recommend it at this time of year. We started at 9 am and made it to the top in just over 1.5 hours. The walk itself wasn't difficult at all as we did it with crampons we hired for 100NOK from around the carpark. I would say its possible without them but would require a lot more care, particularly around the icy parts near the top.

Once we arrived there was barely anyone at the top and allowed for all the pictures we wanted without any need to wait or worry about people getting in the way (my personal favourite is below).

1  Thank Mahesha
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bus/boat from Stavanger, or drive using the same ferry, parking available at the start of the walk. Quite expensive parking! Dress sensibly! it can get wet and cold, and the path can be wet and muddy, so use good shores. Trainers not recommended, but preferably wlaking shoes/boots. If you don't like a bit of effort, stay at home. If you are scared of heights, be prepared for a few challenges. There is a wooden bridge over a chasm that always gives me problems. Worth it when you get there. Check out the photos on the net. Don't worry about the threatening crack that looks as if it's about to give, it will probably hold for years. Probably!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great time of year to hike Pulpit Rock. Not many people around, around 10 at the top. You didn’t have to queue to look, watch, take pictures and take it all in. The rented crampons were definitely needed. Beautiful place, beautiful hike. The snow added something to the experience too! Definitely a must do!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We kept an eye on the weather for the few weeks leading up to the hike to make sure we would be able to do it. On the day, there was snow on the ground and crampons were required, but it was open. We got there around 9am, and it took us about 1 hour 45 min to reach the top in the snow. Two of the three of us are not hikers, and there were definitely some challenging spots during this hike (steep and in the snow) but nothing extreme (just enough to make your legs burn!). It was foggy all the way up, and when we reached the top you could not see anything. However, we had some lunch and within 10 minutes the fog started to clear and after a while we had amazing views. There were hardly any people there, which was so nice. We got all the pictures we could want, and got to experience the quiet solitude of the cliff. It took us about 1 hour 20 minutes to reach the bottom.

Highly recommend this hike, especially in the spring if weather permits, just be careful!

1  Thank Roonytoon8
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I visited the Pulpit Rock late march, when TIDE first opened for their bus and ferry trips. It was a beautiful sunny day but quite cold and very windy at the top. We rented crambons in the mountain lodge due to the amount of ice and snow on the hike, which was a good decision.

We are not used to this kind of activities and terrain butwe managed to get to the top in approx. 2 hours.

The hike was amazing! The nature is extremely beautiful and the view from the top is incomparable to anything else I’ve ever seen.

This hike is a must do if you are in the region.

Thank Martin V
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