1. Norway
  2. Stavanger
  3. Lysefjord

Flørli Stairs Guided Hike & Lysefjord Cruise

Product ID: 218298
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Cruise through the Lysefjord and take in the incredible scenery of Preikestolen. Hike up 4444 stairs along the world’s longest staircase to the top of the mountainside. Enjoy the fjord views and visit the former power plant village of Flørli.
About this activity
Duration 10 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live guide
English, Norwegian

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a hotel pick-up and hassle-free transfer
  • Cruise through the Lysefjord and take in breathtaking views of Preikestolen
  • Hike the world’s longest staircase to the top of the mountainside
  • Visit the former power plant village of Flørli
Full description
Begin your adventure when your guide picks you up in Stavanger city-center. Catch glimpses of Norway’s stunning landscapes as you transfer to the fjord which takes about 1 hour. Upon arrival at the shore of the Høgsfjord, 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 and 45-minute fjord crossing, the ferry will navigate under a suspension bridge that spans the mouth of the Lysefjord. Head further into the Lysefjord and pass waterfalls, abandoned farms, and the famous Preikestolen cliff, which towers 604 meters above sea-level.

Arrive in Flørli, which has been inhabited on and off since at least the 17th-century and 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 - an impressive number considering that only 13 permanent residences were ever built near the site.

Follow your guide up the 4,444 wooden steps that run parallel to 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, enjoy jaw-dropping views of the Lysefjord and surrounding mountains. Once you’ve reached the mountaintop, continue along a trail through the forest and on to the remains of the Flørli village.

Follow the hiking path back down to sea-level, and visit the Flørli 4,444 Power Café, which is located inside the historic hydro-power hall built in 1916. If time allows, take the opportunity to visit the exhibition in the control room to learn more about Flørli’s unique history. Then, be transported back to Stavanger on a high-speed ferry, which takes about 1 hour. The tour ends in Stavanger at approximately 5:30 PM.
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up / drop-off
  • Transportation
  • 2 cruises along the Lysefjord
  • Professional guide
  • Use of hiking poles
  • Hot beverages & snack
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Water
  • Photography package (optional)
  • Hiking boots, pants, day-pack, or jacket rental (optional)

When you get there

Know before you go
• This is a demanding 4-hour and 6 km (round-trip) hike with a total ascent of just over 750 meters