Preikestolen (Preacher's Pulpit or Pulpit Rock)
Preikestolen is one of most popular tourist attractions. It is a steep cliff 607 meters above the Lyse fjord. Located at nord side of the fjord. It has flat square top with apr. 25 meters at side. The best way is take a ferry from Stavanger to Tau, than follow E13 to Sandnes. The tour starts at the parking area by the Preikestolen Lodge. Usually it is about 5 hours estimated tour time. Preikestolen has a gradient of 330 meters. The trail passes through the forest, peatlands. In several places, it will have to overcome blockages of large stones.
The second half of the path runs along the plateau with a lot of small lakes and places where you can relax and have a snack. This tour is so popular that a few years ago, a team of Tibetan Sherpas worked to make the path easier for tourists. Nevertheless it is not a walk along the boardwalk. Good clothes in case of rain, good mountain boots and lunch will make this journey more pleasurable and safe.
There are many ways to get to Pulpit Rock. You may go by bus, boat as well as in your own car. There are buses leaving from Tau to Pulpit Rock on a daily basis while in season. These correspond with the ferry leaving from Fiskespirterminalen in Stavanger (from April through September) to Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) mountain lodge, which is the starting point for the hike. From Sola airport to Fisketerminalen you can take a Flybussen. It is goes every 30 minutes and take about 30 minutes to Fisketerminalen.
Preikestolen become even more popular after one of the major scenes in "Mission impossible 6" with Tom Cruise was made here. Definitely Preikestolen is one of the world's most spectacular viewpoints. People more than 70 nations visit Preikestolen every year.