Pulpit Rock, one of Norway's most striking tourist attractions, draws thousands of tourists each year, making it one of the most frequently visited sights in the country.
Pulpit Rock can also be found close to the city of Stavanger, in southwestern Norway. The Park Inn by Radisson Stavanger Hotel
offers modern accommodation for anyone planning the two-hour trek up this iconic landmark.
The history of Pulpit Rock
Pulpit Rock Stavanger is a natural rock formation that towers 604 metres above Lysefjord. Known to Norwegians as Preikestolen, it is also referred to by its ancient name Hyvlatonnå. In the old local tongue, Hyvlatonnå means the tooth of a wood plane. Its current name, Pulpit Rock, refers to its square plateau, which resembles a preacher's pulpit, or marks it as the location of a historical sacrifice.
Visitors hoping to climb the rock will journey around two hours by foot. At the top, Pulpit Rock offers beautiful views of Lysefjord and the surrounding region. However, for visitors unable to undertake the hike, you can also view Pulpit Rock by boat from the sea below.
Stay at the Park Inn by Radisson Stavanger Hotel on your visit to Pulpit Rock
At our hotel in Stavanger
, guests can enjoy supremely comfortable accommodation near Pulpit Rock. We offer the ideal place to relax after a long day's hike just 10 minutes from Stavanger city centre. Guests can unwind and recuperate in our restaurant or bar, or visit the hotel sauna.
Book your stay at the Park Inn by Radisson Stavanger Hotel today.