The roadless hamlet of Flørli on the southern side of Lysefjorden is probably best known for having the world’s longest wooden staircase, some 4,444 steps following the pipeline up to Flørli power plant. Unpretentious Flørli offers good overnight accommodations and dining options and is a great starting point for outdoor activities on land or sea. If you are interested in the history of hydroelectric power, tour the old power station and see the exhibition of photos and stories from the construction period 100 years ago!
Stairway to heaven
Two hours by boat including Lysefjord and Preikestolen sightseeing cruise. Or one hour by boat on the shortest route from Stavanger.
Accommodation available all year. Other facilities open seasonally, or May through September for groups on request.
Max. 100 guests. 40 seats in the café, and the rest inside the Power Station. Meetings for up to 20 persons in the school with projector, screen and internet available.
Capacity of 72 guests in apartments, hostel, shared rooms and The Director’s Villa. Plus campgrounds.
Activities available upon request. Maybe you want to climb the 4444 stairs? If so, you’re on your own without a guide.
Not suitable for wheelchairs.
Laid back Flørli has loads of activities
Tranquility with a magnificent backdrop
The tiny hamlet of Flørli deep in spectacular Lysefjord has at least one claim to fame: The world’s longest wooden stairway with 4,444 steps. However, there are many other ways to enjoy this heavenly setting without climbing stairs: Hiking, trail-running, canoeing and kayaking, fishing, as a basecamp for treks to Kjeragbolten, a boulder suspended over a 984 meter abyss, or to famous Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock.) Or just chill out in a glorious setting.
There are no roads leading into the unpretentious hamlet, so you get there by boat, which can include a guided cruise in Lysefjord with a view of Preikestolen towering above the water.
A variety of accommodations are available, ranging from camping to the elegant Director’s Villa. The Power Café and kiosk, open seasonally, is in the old hydroelectric hall, complete with the retired turbine and control room. It has a capacity of 150, and a varied menu. Special menus can be requested for groups. The School Pub, offering light meals and drinks, is
open Fridays and Saturdays in peak season. It can also host small groups.
If you are interested in the history of hydroelectric power, tour the old power station and see the exhibition of photos and stories from the construction period 100 years ago!
“I had a great time in Flørli! It is an amazing place. Beautiful surroundings. Great people, very kind and helpful. Daytrips to Kjerag and the Preikestolen are possible. I would love to come back one day.” – Judith Kampen on TripAdvisor.