Hurtigruten - « Le plus beau voyage en mer du monde »
Provider: Tide Reiser. Experience some of Norway's most spectacular mountain formations. You can easily combine a hike to Preikestolen (the Pulpit Rock) with a hike to Trolltunga travelling with the connecting route Trolltunga-Preikestolen express coach. Travel by ferry from Stavanger to Tau and by coach to Preikestolen parking. From there hike to Preikestolen mountain plateau hanging 604 meters above sea level and the Lysefjord, continue by coach to Hardanger for a hike to Trolltunga ("the Troll's Tongue") the next day.
Tide offer daily connections with Trolltunga - Preikestolen/Preikestolen - Trolltunga express coach from 1 July to 31 August.
ITINERARY The tour starts in Stavanger with ferry ride to Tau, and continues with the Preikestolen coach to Preikestolen parking. The ferry and Preikestolen coach offer several daily departures, an early departure is recommended to be sure that you have enough time to hike to Preikestolen (the Pulpit Rock). Estimated hiking time is two hours one way. After the hike you can travel by the Trolltunga-Preikestolen express coach from Preikestolen parking at 15:45 through beautiful fjord landscape in Ryfylke to Hardanger and Odda, Tyssedal, Lofthus or Kinsarvik.
It is also possible to travel in the opposite direction. Departure will then be 6.50 from Kinsarvik (or Lofthus, Tyssedal, Odda, Røldal, Sand), and arriving at Preikestolen parking 12.10.