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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 supplied electricity to the city of Stavanger from 1918 until 1950.
Your journey to Flørli starts when your guide picks you up in Stavanger city-center. You’ll be driven the shore of the Høgsfjord, where you’ll board a passenger ferry that will transport the group into the Lysefjord. During the 1 hour, 45 min. boat trip to Flørli, the ferry will start-off by navigating under a suspension bridge that spans the mouth of the Lysefjord. It will then transport you further into the fjord and where you will pass waterfalls, abandoned farms, and the famous Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) cliff, which towers 604 meters (1,982 feet) above sea-level.
Once at Flørli, your guide will lead you up the 4,444 wooden steps that parallel the powerplant’s old water pipes. At first glance, they seem to be precariously clinging to the mountainside. Reaching an elevation of 750 meters (2,461 feet) 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 onward to the remains of the Flørli village.
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.
This is a demanding 4-hour, ~6 km (3.7 miles) hike with a total ascent of just over 750 meters (2,461 feet). It is suitable for people who are in very good condition and have previous hiking experience. Not suitable for people with knee injuries.
- Stavanger 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 (2 pairs)
- Water-resistant pants*
- Rain-proof jacket*
- Fleece or woolen sweater
- Warm hat and gloves*
- Small backpack*
- Packed lunch / water / snacks
*items can also be rented
Our Tripadvisor Reviews
Last month I finally found a perfect weekend for attempting the Pulpit Rocket. As a total novice in hiking, I decided to book a hike with Outdoorlife Norway for the... read more
Visited the famous Preikestolen and Kjerag with the Outdoorlife. This tour company is very professional. The two guides Sol and Hilde are very polite serious and professionals. Told us many... read more
Booked 2 hikes with Outdoorlife Norway (Kjerag Summer Hike and Preikestolen Off the Beaten Track-Sunrise), the Flørli 4444 hike was fully booked so I couldn't do it with them. I... read more
The Sunrise Hike to Preikestolen was a great experience. I had amazing views during all the hike. And we had plenty of time on the top to enjoy the sunrise.... read more
I would highly recommend booking hiking tours with Outdoorlife Norway if you're looking for unique guided hiking experiences outside of the often crowded beaten tracks to popular destinations such as... read more
Salvatore the Guide
Really great “Sunrise tour” to Preikestolen with Sal as our private guide! The hike offers amazing nature, stunning views of lakes, Lysefjord and the sunrise at ... read more
Guide Erlend was fantastic in helping out and showing us the sights. Probably one of the best tours I've ever done overall. No complaints at all. Just too amazing.
So many great spots and we didn’t meet any other group of people. A perfect day with Sal as the best guide you could get, so good to give everybody... read more
I organized my trip to Norway around the hikes I wanted to do. After researching companies, I ran into Outdoor Life Norway on Instagram and the first thing that caught... read more
This is the second time i hiked with Outdoorlifenorway and they proved once again that they are the best at what they do.We had a fantastic experience with our guide... read more
Are you up for an unforgettable hiking adventure? Avoid the crowds by hiking with a guide in near-solitude while encountering out-of-this-world views of Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) and the Lysefjord – which only few have seen.
Hike to Pulpit Rock during the early-morning twilight hours – before the crowds of tourists have even begun to make their way up the trail. After the hike, enjoy breakfast / lunch at Preikestolen Mountain Lodge, which is located at the base of the hiking trail.
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