Flørli stairway hike & Lysefjord cruise


Join us on a day-trip to Flørli stairway, which boasts the world’s longest wooden staircase. Cruise through the Lysefjord and view Preikestolen from sea-level. Take the long climb up 4,444 steps to the top of the mountainside, enjoy the fjord views and visit the former power plant village of Flørli.


 Flørli Stairway – 4,444 steps to the top

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.

Today it is a famous and popular hike with 4,444 steps, and boasts to be the world’s longest wooden staircase.

Trip Overview

  • Style: Selected dates from June 19 – September 15
  • Group size: Maximum 7
  • Distance:Total Distance: 6 kilometers (2km on stairs). Total Ascent: 750 meters
  • Difficulty: More Difficult: Suitable for people of most ages – excluding children younger than 8 yrs. – who are in very good condition, and have previous hiking experience. Not suitable for people with knee injuries.
    *If you cannot climb stairs, you may choose to remain in Flørli for sightseeing.
  • Duration:Total: 10 hours
    Hiking: 4 hours (including breaks)
    Sightseeing in Flørli: 1 hour
    Road Transportation: 1 hour (each way)
    Fjord Cruise: 3 hours                                  

Tour Description

Your journey to Flørli begins when your guide picks you up in Stavanger city-center (see above for specific pick-up times and locations). 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 transport you to Flørli.

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. Steep mountain walls towering hundreds of meters above the fjord will then emerge. 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.

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 onto the remains of the Flørli village.

This is a demanding Flørli stairway 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).


  • Day trip from Stavanger to the world’s longest wooden staircase
  • Climbing 4,444 steps at Flørli stairway
  • The spectacular view from the top
  • A professional tour guide
  • The ferry cruise through the Lysefjord
  • The view of the Pulpit Rock from sea-level
  • Flørli 4,444 Power Café and the power plant
  • The weather, the nature and the fresh air

Who can go?

Suitable for people of most ages – excluding children younger than 8 yrs. – who are in very good condition, and have previous hiking experience. Not suitable for people with knee injuries.
If you cannot climb stairs, you may choose to remain in Flørli for sightseeing.

What’s included?

  • Transportation from/to Stavanger
  • Professional guide carrying navigation, safety, and first-aid equipment
  • Cruise along the Lysefjord
  • Flørli stairway hike
  • Hot beverages & snack during the hike

What can be added?

  • Hiking shoes
  • Outdoor clothing

You should bring

  • Proper hiking boots/shoes
  • Outdoor-clothing: water/wind resistant pants, rain-proof jacket
  • Small backpack with additional clothing layers (fleece/woolen sweater, etc.)
  • Packed lunch / bottled water / additional snacks

Changes due to weather:

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.

Pick-up times

Pick-up: Hvis vi trenger å ta med dette på vår side?

When booking, you may select from the following pick-up times and locations:
08:00am Stavanger Bed & Breakfast
08:05am Clarion Hotel Stavanger
08:10am Thon Hotel Maritim
08:10am Stavanger Tourist Information Office
08:15am Scandic Stavanger City
08:20am Park Inn by Radisson Stavanger Hotel
08:20am St. Svithun Hostel / Hotel
08:30am Kronen Gaard Hotell
The tour ends in Stavanger at approximately 17:30 (5:30pm).



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