Hike to Preikestolen

Norway Preikestolen Trail

Added by Spud Groshong

Hang out above the clouds on this 5.2-mile hike in Jørpeland, Norway. 

On the day i was there it was rainy in the morning so the trail and everything else was wet.

From the parking lot the trail is well labeled and the hike being a short 2.6 miles is pretty tough since the elevation changes over 1000 feet. The once rough trail has recently been redone by some Nepalese Sherpa and its much more tourist friendly.

The hike takes you through the woods and as i mentioned up some rocky faces which can be slick, so good hiking shoes are recommended. As you'll see from one of the photos, sandals and heels are not good for this hike.

At the top you'll hike around a few lakes before taking the trail along a step cliff to the plateau. From here, you get beautiful views of Lyse fjord. and if you're daring enough a cliff hanger photo op you'll never forget.

Pack List

  • Good Boots
  • Change of clothes
  • Food and Water
  • Camera Gear
  • Head lamp (in case you're there in the afternoon/evening)
Read More

Please respect the places you find on The Outbound.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph. Learn More



Hiking, Photography

Skill Level:



Spring, Summer, Autumn

Trail Type:



5.2 Miles

Elev. Gain:

1000 Feet



Easy Parking

Are we missing something?

Suggest an edit

How to Get There

about 2 months ago

Life Changing Experience

I did this hike in 2014 and it is still the best hike I have ever done. Incredible views, extraordinary nature, and nothing short of worth it. Anyone who completes the climb will surely feel the same. It is worth the time!

about 2 months ago

More Adventures Nearby

Hike to the top of Offersøykammen

Norway / Offersøykammen Trail

Like many of the hikes on the Lofoten Islands, there is no official trail or trailhead for this hike. To find it, take the E10 highway out of Leknes toward Å for about 6.5km.

Matthew Eaton
26 Saves

Hike to Storseterfossen

Norway / Vesterås

Storseterfossen is a must do if you find yourself in Geirangerfjord, Norway.

David Gallo
7 Saves

Ryten Mountain Hike

Norway / Ryten Mountain

Important: The GPS location on here just marks the island that this hike is located on! There is no "official" trailhead for this hike, but follow these directions and you will have no problem at all.

Christin Healey
42 Saves