Activities in Stavanger

All Year

Private Walking Tour of Stavanger

Discover the quaint city of Ålesund with a private guide. You will visit the most famous sights and here about local history.

Availability: Daily

Duration: 3 hours

Includes: 3-hrs private guide

Cruise on the Lysefjord

Feast your eyes on majestic Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) seeming to reach into the sky above incredible Lysefjord. This exciting fjord cruise creates memories for life. We also take you to Vagabond’s Cave and tell you the legend of this mysterious opening in the mountain. We carefully nudge the boat’s bow up the Hengjane Falls and offer you a taste of pure mountain water. Enjoy the striking scenery from the comfort of our boat’s sheltered cabin, with panoramic windows all around, or venture out on the spacious sundeck. The kiosk onboard offers a variety of refreshments, including beer and wine.

Availability: Daily

Duration: 3 hours

Includes: Transportation by boat

Pulpit Rock (Preikestolen) Cruise & Hike

This is a 3-hour e-bike trip starting from our activity center in Ålesund. We the bike ride through the picturesque city center of Ålesund, one of Great combination tour to Lysefjord followed by a hike to the top of the Preikestolen plateau for what Lonely Planet calls «the world’s most breathtaking viewing platform»! The roughly eight-hour tour takes you through unforgettable fjord landscapes of idyllic islands, rocky shores, steep mountains and powerful waterfalls. See the Vagabond’s Cave of legend, taste the clear mountain water of Hengjanefossen and get a stunning view of Preikestolen towering above the water. Then hike up to the famous plateau for a view you will never forget! The moderately demanding hike to the top of Preikestolen takes about two hours each way. There is no guide and guests need to have solid hiking footwear and outdoor apparel plus food and water. After the hike down, there is a bus connection back to Stavanger through the new tunnel.

Availability: Daily, May – September

Duration: 8 hours (includes approximately 4 hours of hiking without guide)

Includes: Transportation by boat to Oanes, Bus from Oanes to Preikestolen Trailhead, Bus Preikestolen Trailhead to Stavanger

Lysefjord and Flørli 4444

In the middle of Lysefjord lies the roadless village of Flørli, where one of Norway’s first hydroelectric plants opened over 100 years ago. The old plant was replaced in 1999 and the village took on a new life as an idyllic tourist destination. It offers great scenery, unique hiking experiences, a café, exciting history and a chance to climb the world’s longest wooden staircase. The cruise into Lysefjord is an adventure in itself. We sail through spectacular fjord scenery past impressive Preikestolen and on to Hengjanefossen before arriving at Flørli at about 10:30 in the morning. Flørli is perhaps best known for its world record wooden staircase, with 4,444 steps. You can climb the stairs on the way to the old power plant 750 meters above the village, with spectacular views during the trek.

Availability: Saturdays & Sundays, May – September

Duration: 8 hours (inlcudes approximately 6 hours of hiking)

Includes: Transportation by boat

Preikestolen Sunrise Hike

On an annual basis, Preikestolen welcomes more visitors than any other trekking-destination in Norway. In 2018, approximately 300,000 hikers are expected to make their way up to the top of the imposing cliff that clings to the mountainside 604 meters above the Lysefjord, and offers some of the best views Fjord Norway has to offer. Experience a unique Preikestolen hiking adventure, guaranteed to be crowd-free! Start your day in the midst of darkness, and hike with headlamps through the morning twilight on trails that have recently been upgraded by Nepalese Sherpas. Experience standing atop Preikestolen before the crowds of tourists arrive and watch as the first deep orange beams of sunlight illuminate the steep mountain walls that tower over the Lysefjord. Finish off the morning with a well-deserved breakfast/lunch at Preikestolen Mountain Lodge. This is a moderately-demanding 6-hour, 8 kilometer hike with a total ascent of 500 meters.

Availability: Daily, May – October

Duration: 9 – 12.5 hours (includes approximately 6 hours of hiking)

Includes: Hotel Pick-Up and Drop-Off, Transportation, Professional Guide, Headlamp, Hiking Poles, Hot Beverages, Snack and Post-hike breakfast/lunch