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Flørli Powerstation and the Flørli stairs

Flørli Powerstation and the Flørli stairs Photo: Reisemål Ryfylke Hanne Sundbø Flørli Powerstation and the Flørli stairs Photo: Reisemål Ryfylke Flørli Powerstation and the Flørli stairs Photo: Reisemål Ryfylke Hanne Sundbø
Flørli Powerstation and the Flørli stairs Photo: Reisemål Ryfylke Hanne Sundbø
Flørli Powerstation and the Flørli stairs Photo: Reisemål Ryfylke
Flørli Powerstation and the Flørli stairs Photo: Reisemål Ryfylke Hanne Sundbø

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In 1999 the new power station was opened at Flørli by the Lysefjord in Ryfylke, far inside the mountain. The old power station and the steps leading up to it have now been made available for new activities. A walk will take you round the area: 700 (out of 4,444) of the steps, a new marked trail to the upper part of the village and back down to the fjord's edge. You can wander around the old generator hall, which now has cultural history exhibitions in several rooms.

For many years the power plant at Flørli has been important for the supply of electricity to Stavanger. Power development in the 1920s led to the development of the settlement at Flørli which clings to the steep terrain by the shore. The power station is easily seen and there are also houses for the employees of plant.

Flørli is the innermost farm on the southern side of the fjord with the exeption of those farmsteads at the head of the fjord. Timber and saw mills provide the basis for activity in Flørliånå. In 1708 a large landslide occured at Flørli and the farm was abandoned for almost 100 years. Then the farm was rehabilitated but ceased once more when the hydro-electric development came in 1915-20 and created a new society at Flørli.

Stavanger Mountain Trekking Association has marked the paths from Flørli to Langavatn.

Accommodation is available at the DNT mountain lodge, and in holiday apartments. Meeting rooms may also be rented if you require.

The cafe in Flørli’s old power station is open during summer. Refreshments and light meals, hot and cold. Guest harbour. The tourist ferry arrives Flørli in summer.

The Flørli stairs, Lysefjorden in Ryfylke are mentioned in the blogger Megan McDonough's list: Stairs worth climbing around the world!

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    • hiking
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Flørli Powerstation and the Flørli stairs - Photo: Reisemål Ryfylke Hanne Sundbø

Flørli Powerstation and the Flørli stairs

In 1999 the new power station was opened at Flørli by the Lysefjord in Ryfylke, far inside the mountain. The old power station and the steps leading...

Flørli Powerstation and the Flørli stairs

Source: Visitnorway

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