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Pulpit rock tour

Pulpit rock & Norway in a nutshell® tour from Bergen

Experience the magnificent Lysefjord, the Pulpit Rock (Preikestolen), wild and beautiful coastal scenery, the popular Norway in a nutshell® trip and three of Norway’s biggest cities: Oslo, Bergen and Stavanger.

The Pulpit Rock & Norway in a nutshell® tour from Bergen is available as a round trip with return to Bergen. The tour requires overnight stays in Stavanger and Oslo, and you can add additional overnight stays en route according to your wishes.

You start your tour from Bergen traveling by express bus through contrasting scenery along the western coastline of Norway. Upon arrival in Stavanger an overnight stay is required.

Continuing from Stavanger you can either choose to go on a magnificent Lysefjorden cruice, or take a fjord cruise and a hiking trip to the spectacular Pulpit Rock. The Lysefjorden fjordcruise gives you the best views to the Pulpit Rock, which towers 604 meters above the fjord, while the hiking trip to the top of the Pulpit rock takes about two hours each way. Reaching the Pulpit Rock by foot gives you the opportunity to stand on top of the mighty mountain plateau and see the narrow Lysefjorden below. 

After your Lysefjorden cruise or hiking trip you can spend an extra night in Stavanger and travel to Oslo with the Sørlandet Railway the the following day. Or you might prefer to travel to Oslo with the night train from Stavanger, where sleeping compartments are available. An overnight stay in Oslo is required.

From Oslo you then embark on the popular Norway in a nutshell® tour. Here you will experience the breathtaking Flåm Railway, the Aurlandsfjord, the narrow Nærøyfjord and the steep hairpin bends of Stalheimskleiva, before arriving back at your starting point in Bergen.

Travel tip

There are different ways of completing this tour and lots of opportunities for activities and hotels along the route. By adding overnight stays, you can take your time and enjoy the beautiful scenery, or partake in varied and exciting activities. You customize your tour according to your preferences in the booking process.

You travel on your own by following your travel itinerary. On the Norway in a nutshell® part of the tour, you will also receive a handy and informative "Norway in a nutshell® - Travelers Guide" booklet. 

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    26.MAR - 31.OCT

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Recommended activities during this tour

Please note that certain activities depends on season, availability and travel route. Some activities may require overnight stays during your tour.

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Add one or more overnight stays to your tour with our favorable prices. We have handpicked a selection of hotels, so you can plan and book your perfect tour!

Transfer points on the Pulpit Rock & Norway in a nutshell® trip

Bergen: The express bus "Kystbussen" to/from Bergen arrives/departs at Bergen bus terminal, field N. Approx. 5 minutes walk from Bergen railway station.

The express bus "Kystbussen" to/from Stavanger arrives/departs at Stavanger bus terminal just beside Stavanger railway station.

The Lysefjord cruise departs from Skagenkaien in Stavanger. Please meet minmum 20 minutes before departure.

The train to/from Oslo arrives/departs from Stavanger railway station. The railway station is located in the city centre.

Voss: Change from train to bus or vice versa. The bus to/from Gudvangen arrives/departs at Voss Railway Station. The bus is located outside the railway station. Please look for the bus with sign for Norway in a nutshell®/Gudvangen.

Gudvangen: Change from bus to boat or vice versa. The bus for the Norway in a nutshell® park next to the harbour and connect with the tourist boat/fjord boat. Please look for the bus with sign for Norway in a nutshell®/Voss at the harbour.

Flåm: The fjordcruise boat terminal is situated next to the railway station. The fjordcruise boat for Norway in a nutshell® departs from pier no.1.

Myrdal: Change train for the Flåm Railway or for the Bergen Railway. The trains are located next to each other.

Oslo: The trains departs from the Oslo Central Railway Station (Oslo S).

Note: Not all transfer points are included on all tours. This depends on the tour alternative that you choose. You will of course receive a booking confirmation from us with a detailed itinerary for the tour you have selected.


Is the hiking trip to the Pulpit Rock included in the Pulpit Rock & Norway in a nutshell® trip?

You can choose between a fjord cruise on the Lysefjord where you see the Pulpit Rock from the fjord or a cruise and hiking trip where you walk up to the Pulpit Rock. Be aware that the hiking trip is not available the whole season.

Are the tours guided?

No, there is no guide on our tours. You travel on your own by following the travel itinerary. On the tours including Norway in a nutshell®, you will also receive a "Norway in a nutshell® - Travelers Guide" booklet.

The connections and transfer points are all within close proximity of each other for easy transfer. Stops are always announced over the speakers.

Can I cancel a trip booked online?

Trips bought online, can only be cancelled if you have bought the cancellation protection together with your trip. The cancellation protection is not a travel insurance. You can only use it if you need to cancel your trip and reason for cancelling is covered by this. If you need a full travel insurance, please contact an insurance company in your country.

Read more about the cancellation protection here.

Information about luggage service and transportation

For questions about our luggage service and transportation of luggage during tours you can READ MORE HERE. Go to the heading "Luggage service and transportation".

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