Flørli 4444 Stairs Hike
& Lysefjord Cruise
Unique Guided Tour Designed by Outdoorlife Norway!
1,490 NOK per person
Cruise through the Lysefjord and view Preikestolen. Hike the world’s longest staircase to the top of the mountainside, enjoy the fjord views and visit the former power plant village of Flørli.
Includes sightseeing in Flørli.
2019 Season | June 1 – September 15
• Hotel pick-up / drop-off
• Cruise along the Lysefjord x 2
• Professional guide
• Use of hiking poles
• Hot beverages & snack
• Proper hiking boots*
• Warm, thick socks x 2
• Water-resistant pants*
• Rain-proof jacket*
• Fleece or woollen sweater
• Warm hat and gloves*
• Small backpack*
• Packed lunch / water / snacks
*items can also be rented
• Photography package | + 299 NOK
• Cancel. protection | + 199 NOK
• Hiking boots rental | + 200 NOK
• Hiking pants rental | + 150 NOK
• Hiking jacket rental | + 150 NOK
• Day-pack rental | + 50 NOK
• Hiking gloves | + 79 NOK
Prices → per-piece/per-tour
Suitable for people of most ages, who are in very good condition*, and have previous hiking experience.
*Not suitable for people with knee injuries
DISTANCE | ~ 6 kilometers*
ASCENT | 750 meters
*2 kilometers on stairs
Due to the possibility of rapidly-changing weather conditions, it may be necessary to make changes to scheduled trips. In the event that your trip needs to be rescheduled for another day or cancelled on short notice, you may choose between joining the rescheduled trip or getting a refund. In the event that weather conditions deteriorate during your trip, it may be necessary to turn around on the trail or head back earlier than planned. If this happens, no refunds will be given.
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OUR OFFICE HOURS
Monday – Friday
8:00am – 17:00 (5:00pm)
Central European Time
NOTE | Outside of office hours, only e-mail inquiries will be answered.
Your journey to Flørli begins when your guide picks you up in Stavanger city-center (click on “Duration & Pick-up Details above for specific information). While being transported to the fjord, which takes about 1 hour, you’ll be able to catch glimpses of Norway’s stunning landscapes. Upon arrival at the shore of the Høgsfjord, you’ll board a passenger ferry, which will cruise into the Lysefjord, where steep mountain walls towering hundreds of meters above the fjord emerge.
During the 1 hour, 45 min. fjord crossing to Flørli, the ferry will start-off by navigating under a suspension bridge that spans the mouth of the Lysefjord. The cruise will transport you further into the Lysefjord and where you will pass waterfalls, abandoned farms, and the famous Preikestolen cliff, which towers 604 meters above sea-level, before arriving at Flørli.
Flørli, which has been inhabited on and off since at least the seventeenth century, is beautifully located amidst 1000-meter-high mountains along the southern shore of the Lysefjord. In 1916, construction began on a hydro-electric power plant, which, from 1918 until 1950, supplied electricity to the city of Stavanger. At its peak (1917), 142 people were employed at the plant; quite an impressive number considering that only 13 permanent residences were ever built near the site.
Once at Flørli, your guide will lead you up the 4,444 wooden steps that parallel old water pipes which, at first glance, seem to be precariously clinging to the mountainside. Reaching an elevation of 750 meters above sea-level, Flørli is the longest wooden staircase in the world. On the way up, you’ll enjoy jaw-dropping views of the Lysefjord and surrounding mountains. Once you’ve reached the mountaintop, your guide will lead you along a trail through the forest and on to the remains of the Flørli village.
This is a demanding 4-hour, ~6 km (round-trip) hike with a total ascent of just over 750 meters. Following the hike back down to sea-level, you will visit the Flørli 4,444 Power Café, which is located inside the historic hydro-power hall built in 1916. If time allows, you will have the opportunity to visit the exhibition in the control room, and learn more about Flørli’s unique history. You will then be transported back to Stavanger on a high-speed ferry, which takes about an hour.
The tour ends in Stavanger at approximately* 17:30 (5:30pm)
Total | 10 hours
Hiking | ~4 hours (including breaks)
Sightseeing in Flørli | ~1 hour
Road Transportation | ~1 hour (each way)
Fjord Cruises | 1.5 hours x 2
When booking, you may select from the following pick-up times and locations:
|Pick-up location||Pick-up time|
|Clarion Hotel Stavanger (Arne Rettedalsgate)||08:00am|
|Radisson Blu Atlantic Hotel||08:00am|
|Stavanger Tourist Information Office||08:00am|
|Clarion Collection Skagen Brygge||08:00am|
|Scandic Stavanger City (parking lot, back entrance)||08:05am|
|Thon Hotel Maritim (back entrance)||08:10am|
|Stavanger Bed & Breakfast||08:10am|
|Park Inn by Radisson Stavanger Hotel||08:15am|
|St. Svithun Hotel/Hostel||08:15am|
|Scandic Stavanger Forus||08:20am|
|Kronen Gaard Hotel||08:30am|
***If you choose ‘Airbnb’ as your pick-up location, you must send us the address no later than 12 hours before the start of the tour. Airbnb pick-ups are limited to Stavanger city center.
The tour ends in Stavanger at approximately* 17:30 (5:30pm).
*This is an approximation which depends on weather, and other factors.