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And even though the entire trail was covered in a thick fog, dashing my hopes of a view at the top, I was still able to see most of the fjord when I reached the rock so much for that forecast…! If there is snow in the mountains, it is not recommended you do the hike or you should use a nature guide. Not everyone has a set of waterproof hiking shoes laying around; however, having a pair will make a huge difference to your balance and to your warmth!
Having no other choice, I hiked the trail in my Nike trainers. Needless to say, even in drizzle, my feet were soaked within the first 10 minutes of the hike not ideal, but bearable thankfully! Given my shoes had no grip, I also caught myself slipping countless times on the wet rocks — one time I even fell over completely. There are jagged rocks everywhere on this hike — one bad fall is enough to cause a nasty injury and ruin your day. Yet I did, astonishingly!
Keep yourself dry. The most important thing about hiking in bad weather is to be prepared for the worst — just in case! It goes without saying — be sensible. Fortunately for him, some other hikers who were camping the night kindly gave him shelter. Get informed on the times for the sunrise and sunset.
The hike itself is beautiful, through lush Norwegian forest, passing small lakes and gorges, along large boulders and well-laid stone paths. The low hanging clouds that usually come with the rainy weather are mysterious and majestic. The hike is breathtaking at every corner, no matter what the conditions are.
The Stavanger and Ryfylke areas offer endless opportunities for adventure. A few ideas for an active holiday are canoeing, kayaking, fishing, salmon safari, kiting, climbing, ZIP line, rappelling, SUP, boating, skiing, cycling, hiking or extreme sports like base jumping or paragliding. Preikestolen Fjellstue and Lilland Hotell are the two closest hotels near the Preikestolen trail. However, most people stay in the city of Stavanger where there are many hotels and Airbnb options suiting all budgets. Some well reviewed hotel options in Stavanger include:. We hope that this article has inspired you to hike Preikestolen in Norway.
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Any products we endorse we personally use and love. Please see our Disclosures for more information. The view is so magnificent. The rock formations are definitely incomparable to other locations. Thanks for reading Agness! Fjords are incredible.
Have you hiked Trolltunga in Norway? In love with those stunnimg views! Thank you for all useful information, now we just need to plan a trip to see this picturesque cliff. Thanks so much for reading! Hi Hannah — thanks for your comment! Thank you. TripAdvisor has been notified. This property is closed Report incorrect address Suggest edits.
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All reviews the bus hiking shoes bucket list two hours mountain lodge preikestolen fjellstue avoid the crowds great hike amazing views early in the morning take your time worth the effort hour hike parking lot starting point bring water fjord cruise. Selected filters. Updating list Reviewed December 15, Perfect first hike for anyone. Date of experience: February Reviewed December 14, Stunning views! Date of experience: August Reviewed December 13, Well Worth the Hike! Date of experience: July Reviewed December 12, The highlight of my trip to Norway.