Preikestolen (pulpit rock) is an attraction you absolutely must see when you’re in the Stavanger area.

Photo: Dan Kristiansen

From Sokn Camping, it takes about 1 hour to drive to the start of the hike. It is also possible to take public transportation by bus all the way to the start of the hike. The hike up to Pulpit Rock is a total of 8.2 km round trip. Plan to spend about 2 hours and 30 minutes round trip.

Hike details

Walk 300 meters from Sokn Camping to Sokn Bus Station and take bus number 10 to Stavanger city center. The bus runs every hour.

From Stavanger, there are several options for further travel:

Express Bus Round Trip (Go Fjords)

The bus departs from Stavanger at 08:00 and 10:00. On selected days, there is also a departure at 11:00.

Book tickets here

Pulpit Rock Tours

Multiple daily departures.

Book tickets here.

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Fjøløy fortress

For over 70 years, the 270-acre area of Fjøløy has been closed to the public. The fortress was established by the Germans in 1941 and taken over by the Norwegian military in 1945. The area served as a coastal fortress until 1999 and as a training ground until 2009. In 2011, it was converted into an outdoor recreational area.

Fjøløy holds many memories from the days of the war. While hiking in the area, you can experience old cannons, barracks, and bunkers in a beautiful landscape with a great view. The hike from the parking lot to the cannon positions takes only 10 minutes, and for someone who has not experienced the horrors of war, it makes a strong impression to see these installations.

Another great experience is the trip out to the Fjøløy lighthouse. The lighthouse was established in 1849 as a fishing lighthouse and was automated in 1977. In 1983, the lighthouse was replaced by a light beacon. Both the lighthouse and the surrounding buildings are well-preserved, and it’s like a small museum out here in the open sea. You can almost see how rough the weather can be on stormy days.

Trail: Hiking trails of varying lengths. Worth seeing: Fjøløy Fortress and Fjøløy Lighthouse.

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At Vestre Åmøy, only 3.5 km from Sokn Camping, you will find this charming little activity park. Meet the animals and enjoy everything this great place has to offer, from archery and axe throwing to trampolines, playgrounds, and grilling of stick bread.

Remember to book in advance:

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