Your RIB guide will meet you at 10:00am at the Central Port of Stavanger (Vågen), near the fishmarket (Fisketorget). Here´s a map.
The tour ends at the Central Port of Stavanger (Vågen) at 16:00 (4:00pm)
Join us on a day-trip to Flørli, which boasts the world’s longest wooden staircase. Travel at high-speed on a ridged inflatable boat (RIB) from the quay in Stavanger, through the Lysefjord, and on to the village of Flørli. Take a self-guided hike up 4,444 steps to the top of the mountainside, and enjoy the spectacular fjord views.
After meeting the RIB crew at the quay in Stavanger (called Vågen), you’ll get suited up in lifejackets as well as comfortable, water-resistant outerwear. After a safety briefing, your group will board the RIB and be allocated a safe, comfortable seat. The crew will place your luggage and personal belongings in water-tight plastic bags for safe keeping.
Camera in-hand, your trip will begin with the RIB cruising slowly through Stavanger’s harbor. Once you pass under the bridge that connects the city to the Hundvåg islands, the RIB’s captain will dramatically increase the boat’s speed to 30 knots – 55km/hour. As you speed along, you’ll enjoy seaside views of the many mountains and waterfalls that flank the region’s spectacular fjords. If you’re lucky, your group will even catch glimpses of wildlife such as seals, porpoises, and sea eagles. The highlights of the RIB experience are the view of Preikestolen from sea level and being able to enter the narrow gap in the mountainside that leads to the Vegabond Cave.
After the 1.5-hour RIB experience, the crew will make landfall at the historic village of Flørli. Paralleling old water pipes that, at first glance, seem to precariously cling to the mountainside, you’ll take a self-guided hike up Flørli’s 4,444 wooden steps. 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. Though most hikers take the climb at a moderate pace, for some it will prove to be too physically demanding. If that’s the case, you’ll be able to ‘hop-off’ the stairs after the first 600 steps and follow a trail back down to the village.
After 2.5 hours, the RIB crew will meet you back at sea level, where everyone will have a chance to relax and enjoy something to eat (you’ll either bring a packed-lunch along, or enjoy some of the local food available at the village café). After the break, the RIB crew will give you high-speed transportation back to where you started, at Stavanger’s quay.
The trip ends in Stavanger at approximately 16:00 (4:00pm).
Included in the tour
- High-speed RIB safari to/from Flørli
- RIB crew/guides carrying navigation, safety, and emergency equipment
2017 Season: Most weekend days between May and August
Please read the “Additional information” and “General conditions of contract” before booking.