Preikestolen / Pulpit Rock needs a day to do it properly.
Preikestolen / Pulpit Rock is one of the most visted natural attractions in Norway. It's on an overhang at the top of a sheer cliff that looms 604 meters (2,100 ft.) over the fjord. The breath-taking view from the 24 meter square plateau atop the cliff is well worth the walk to get there. Over 200,000 do it every year. They do it because the reward when they get to Preikestolen / Pulpit Rock is a really awesome view and a once-in-a-lifetime next-to-nature experience.
Take the trip up Lysefjorden to Preikestolen / Pulpit Rock from Stavanger.
Lysefjord boat trips leave from central Stavanger and the round-trip takes 3 1/2 hours or more pluss the walk. You can also take the sightseeing boats from Vågen, the main harbour.
Sightseeing boats depart Saturday and Sunday all through the year, and every day from May through September, with extra sailings in July and August.
In June, July and August you can also take the car ferry to Lysebotn from Fiskepiren (the "Hurtigbåt" terminal) in central Stavanger and drive back via Sirdal and Hunnedalen to Stavanger.
Stay at Stavanger Bed and Breakfast. All of the above ferries are within easy walking distance.
Take the bus to Preikestolen / Pulpit Rock from Stavanger.
You can also get to the head of the trail by bus. If you stay at Stavanger Bed and Breakfast you are just a short walk from the bus to Kjeragbolten.
Other spectacular trips from Stavanger Bed & Breakfast.
Do not forget that Kjeragbolten is another spectacular hike from above Lysebotn.
How to get to the best starting point in Stavanger?
From Oslo, and all the major cities on the South Coast, you can take the train or use the low price express coach service "Lavprisekspressen". It stops quite close to Stavanger Bed & Breakfast.