Flørli Staircase Hiking

Hike from the sea to the sky in Lysefjord

  • Flørli staircase.

    Flørli staircase. Photo: Thomas Rasmus Skaug / Visitnorway.com

  • The town of Flørli.

    The town of Flørli. Photo: Thomas Rasmus Skaug / Visitnorway.com

Essential info

  • Destination: Stavanger
  • Season: April–September
  • Difficulty: Demanding
  • Distance: 4.8 kilometers (loop)
  • Elevation Gain: 750 meters
  • Duration: 4–5.5 hours

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About Flørli Staircase

4,444 - the number of stairs you will climb from the quaint village of Flørli straight up the mountain. The staircase follows the two water pipelines and the rails which used to transport a trolley full of materials and workers up and down the mountain. 

Hike a section of the staircase or challenge yourself to the entire trip. Either way, you will be in awe of the spectacular views along the entire adventure. Flørli is located in the beautiful Lysefjord and only accessible by boat.

Getting there

Note: It is not possible to drive your car all the way to Flørli. You must either take a ferry directly from Stavanger or drive to Lauvvik and take the ferry from there. 

Ferry from Stavanger to Flørli (direct)

The Kolumbus ferry departs the Fiskepirterminalen to Flørli every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. View the ferry schedule here

The return trip departs Flørli at 7:35 every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, arriving at the Fiskepirterminal at 9:00. 

Car

From Stavanger, follow E39 south for 19 kilometers through Sandnes. Take the exit following Rv13. At the roundabout, keep right towards Rv13 Røldal. Stay on this road (Noredalsveien) until it before Rv508. Rv508 eventually connects with Rv13 again which you will follow for another 3 kilometers until you reach the Lauvvik ferry terminal. Park your car here and take the ferry directly to Flørli. 

Florli.no provides valuable information regarding the ferry departure times to and from Flørli. 

Trail description

From Flørli, start climbing the 4,444 stairs to the very top. Halfway up the staircase, you will come to the Cable House, which used to be responsible for pulling the trolley up and down the mountain. 

From the top of the staircase, head southwest following the marked trail for about one kilometer. The trail will turn slightly north, down the mountain back to Flørli. 

Facts

  • Flørli staircase is the longest wooden staircase in the world with 4,444 stairs. 
  • You can only arrive in Flørli by boat or on foot
  • Preikestølen and Kjerag are two other notable hikes nearby 

Amenities

  • The cafe and kiosk are open every weekend beginning Saturday, May 19th to Sunday, September 30th and open every day during the summertime, from June 10th to September 2nd. 

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