Is a drive doable and worthwhile ,or should I take a boat from Bergen to Stavengar then on to Pulpit rock with a tour company?
www.viamichelin.com does not want to give me driving directions, and the map doesn't make it look easy. There is an overnight Bergen-Stavanger ferry by Fjordline. The Flaggruten Express boat stopped running at the end of 2013.
Just got this link in a "VisitNorway" e-mail:
Reads in part:
Preikestolen (the Pulpit Rock)
From May to the middle of September:
The bus departs from Tau to Preikestolhytta several times daily. The bus corresponds with ferry departures from Fiskepirterminalen in Stavanger. Rest of the year the bus stops at Jørpeland 9 kilometres from Preikestolen Mountain Lodge. Further transportation will be with a taxi. The hike up to Preikestolen is a two hours marked trail.
Ferry from Stavanger to Tau, then corresponding bus from ferry quay to the Preikestolen Fjellstue, the starting point of the hike. Travelling time approximately one hour. The hike is close to four kilometresalong a well marked track. Height difference is 350 metres. Estimated hiking time is four hours return trip. Total duration with transport is approximately eight hours.
You buy the combined ticket for the ferry and bus in the ferry.
Tickets Adults 250.00 tur/retur