Stavanger - Hiking the Pulpit Rock
Pulpit Rock is a glacial rock formation 604m above Lysefjord. It towers an impressive 604 metres above the Lysefjord and is a destination that people across the world have on their 'bucket list'. It's not hard to see why. It is also worth mentioning that it had a starring role in the Tom Cruise movie 'Mission Impossible - Fallout'.
We started as usual in bus and in between Bus was taken in a Ferry to Luaavik oanes. We could sit in the bus or go around in the ferry. The total time from Stavanger to the starting point of hike was around 1.5hrs.
We’re relatively fit and we found Pulpit Rock a moderate two hour hike each way. There are 2 taxing uphill sections: the first is a climb at the very beginning of the hike and the second is a boulder filled section half way up. Both left us out of breath and we were relieved when we reached some easier terrain!
The route is well signposted with a mix of very pretty wooden signposts and stone piles with a painted red T. The route is also marked with poles detailing the distance hiked and the distance left to hike which is a great motivator when the going gets tough!
There are no shops on the climb so bring enough food and drink supplies for the hike! We were given snack packets and water bottles by AIDA excursion team included in our package.