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Stavanger

Flørli stairways and Lysefjord cruise

  • Domkirkeplassen 3, Stavanger
  • +47 97658704
  •  /  km From You
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Outdoorlife Norway will start our day trip in Stavanger (select your preferred meeting point when booking) at approx. 07.30am. After a 1 hour drive, we reach the Lysefjord. Here, we enter the ferry the MS Sognefjord, to take us to Flørli. After passing the Lysefjord bridge, steep mountain walls emerge, rising hundreds of meters above our heads. During the 1 hour 45 minute fjord cruise you will see Preikestolen from below and pass several waterfalls and abandoned farms on our way to Flørli.


Flørli is a former power plant village beautifully located along the southern shore amidst 1000 meter high mountains. This roadless place with just 13 residences became vacated when a modern power plant was built inside the mountains in 1999.


Together with your guide, hike the 4,444 wooden steps that make up the longest wooden staircase in the world, reaching 750 meters above sea level. The famous stairway follows the former water pipes and is seemingly clinging to the mighty mountain walls, providing visitors with jaw-dropping views. Having reached the top, your guide will take you on a hiking trail leading you through the forested mountainside and along the residences of Flørli.


This is a demanding 4 hour hike. If you do not want to hike the stairs, it is possible to stay in Flørli and engage in other activities like fjord fishing, fjord rowing and snorkling, exploring the settlement or spend more time at the museum.


After the hike, we pay a visit to Flørli 4.444 Power Café, located in the historic hydropower hall from 1916. Depending on the time we have left, you can visit the control room and historic exhibition to learn more about the special history of Flørli.


We leave Flørli and the Lysefjord by fastferry and arrive back in Stavanger at 17.30 in the afternoon.


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General

Effort level
  • Challenging
Landscape
  • Fjord area
  • Mountain area
Season
  • Autumn
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Stavanger, Norway
The latitude and longitude
58° 58' 12" N / 5° 44' 2" E
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