Lysefjord RIB Safari + Flørli
Self-guided hike up the world’s longest wooden staircase!
1,195 NOK per person
Travel on a RIB through the world-famous Lysefjord to the village of Flørli, view Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) from sea-level, and challenge yourself to a self-guided climb up 4,444 wooden steps.
Includes spectacular fjord views!
2019 Season | June 22 – August 31 (Saturdays)
• Pick-up | drop-off @ Vågen
• Experienced RIB captain
• Use of water/wind-resistant suit
• Use of goggles
• Use of life jacket
• Self-guided hike @ Flørli
Please Wear / Bring
• Proper hiking boots
• Warm, thick socks
• Water-resistant hiking pants*
• Rain-proof hiking jacket*
• Fleece or woollen sweater*
• Woollen hat & gloves*
• Small backpack for your belongings
• Packed lunch / water / snacks
• Sunglasses and sunscreen
*Please dress according to the season. No high heels permitted.
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
*Stairs = 2 kilometers
MINIMUM GUESTS PER TOUR | 6
Tours that have fewer than 6 participants will be cancelled/rescheduled.
MINIMUM AGE | 8 years old
Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
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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.
Known to locals as the ‘fjord of lights’ for the ways sunlight seems to dance across its landscape, the 42-kilometer-long Lysefjord is home to some of Norway’s most famous outdoor attractions: Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) and Kjerag. The village of 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.
Join our partner, Fjord Events, for a day-trip to Flørli, which boasts the longest wooden staircase in the world. Combine adrenalin-pumping excitement aboard a high-speed RIB boat with historical sightseeing and a self-guided hike up Flørli’s 4,444 stairs.
Upon meeting your RIB captain in Stavanger’s harbor ‘Vågen’, you’ll be allocated a water-resistant ‘floating’ suit, goggles, and a life vest. After a short safety-briefing, your adventure to Flørli will begin. Just after departure, while cruising through the region’s urban fjords, you’ll be able to view the center of Stavanger from a unique perspective. On the way to the Lysefjord, you’ll get an overview of the surrounding mountains, islands, and fjords. With the wind in your hair and adrenalin pumping through your veins, your captain will then navigate under a suspension bridge that spans the mouth of the Lysefjord. Steep mountain walls towering hundreds of meters over head will emerge. The RIB will then continue into the Lysefjord where you’ll pass waterfalls, abandoned farms, and the famous Preikestolen plateau. Weather permitting, you’ll have the opportunity to gaze upon the rock formation, which towers 604 meters overhead.
Your RIB captain will make several stops along the way, allowing you to take photos and get up close and personal with Norway’s pristine fjord nature. If you’re lucky, you may spot a majestic sea eagle gliding through the air or a seal peeking their head above the water. Once you reach Flørli, you’ll start a self-guided hike up its 4,444 wooden steps. The staircase parallels old water pipes which, at first glance, seem to precariously cling to the mountainside. Reaching an elevation of 750 meters above sea-level, Flørli is the longest wooden staircase in the world. On your way up, you’ll enjoy jaw-dropping views of the Lysefjord and surrounding mountains. Once you’ve reached the mountaintop, you’ll follow a marked trail through a forest, past a mountain lake, and back down the to the disused power plant. Depending on your hiking pace, you will then have between one and two hours to relax and/or explore the historic village. After visiting the sights, your captain will crank up the accelerator and transport you back to your starting point, Stavanger’s harbor.
The tour ends at approximately 16:00 (4:00pm) at ‘Vågen’ (Stavanger’s main harbour).
Total | ~7 hours
RIB Safari (x2) | 1 hour (each way)
Hiking | ~3 – 3.5 hours
Rest in Flørli | ~1-2 hours (depends on hiking pace)
MEETING TIME / PLACE
The tour starts in ‘Vågen’, Stavanger’s central harbor, at 9:00am* | MAP
*Please arrive 10 minutes earlier – the captain cannot wait for late arrivals.
The tour ends in ‘Vågen’, Stavanger’s central harbor, at 16:00 (4:00pm)* | MAP