Stavanger - Gateway to the Famous Pulpit Rock

Norway, Stavanger Guide (B): Stavanger - Gateway to the Famous Pulpit Rock

The pulpit rock (Preikestolen) is one of the most popular attraction of Norway. A huge, flat cliff overlooking a breathtaking scenery of the Lysefjord attracts many visitors looking for an adventure in this Scandinavian country. To get there, before a long hike up to the cliff, you need to reach the nearby town of Stavanger.

Besides the famous cliff, the town itself is really worth exploring, its charming, wooden architecture is different from that of modern Oslo. It's Norway at its best. It's very clean and neat, surrounded by fjords, full of parks and cozy little streets. After (or before) climbing the pulpit rock, give yourself one or two days of free time to visit Stavanger.

The easiest and quickest option is to take a flight from Oslo. However, it maybe a bit costly, if you are on a budget, you might try an overnight train. You can find and book the trains online on Norwegian Railway Website. 

When you are reading about Stavanger, you probably are looking for information on how to get to the pulpit rock. It's very easy, first you need to take a ferry to Tau and then a bus will take you to the trail leading to the pulpit rock. I described all the details here. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Stavanger - Gateway to the Famous Pulpit Rock
Guide Location: Norway » Stavanger
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Stavanger Waterfront   Stavanger Cathedral  
Author: Tomasz Lisowski
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