Experience the best of Norway's spectacular fjords on this active self-drive tour. The trip starts in Norway's second-largest city (Bergen), where you'll pick up a rental car and spend several days exploring charming fjord-side villages and stopping for outdoorsy activities, like hiking, summer skiing, and kayaking. Finish the adventure traveling along Norway's longest and deepest fjord towards Jotunheimen National Park — with more than 250 peaks — to see some glaciers.
Flørli is in the middle of Lysefjord and has been inhabited on and off since the 17th century. Once home to a hydroelectric power plant, the small fjord village has transformed into a tourist destination. After arriving in Flørli, you'll hike up the challenging 4,444 wooden steps that run parallel to old water pipes along the mountainside. At almost 2,500 feet (750 m), this is the longest wooden staircase in the world! Enjoy incredible views of Lysefjord and the surrounding mountains as you reach the top. On the way down, you'll follow a forest trail back to Flørli village.
On the way back, take a rest at Flørli 4,444 Power Café, located inside the historic 1916 hydropower hall. Then, if time allows, you can visit the exhibition in the control room and learn more about the area’s unique history. You’ll then return to Stavanger on a high-speed ferry through the fjord.
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Itineraries with Flørli Hike & Lysefjord Cruise
There are nearly 1,200 fjords along Norway's western coast and this trip covers the cream of the crop — Lysefjord, Sognefjord, and Geirangerfjord — using a mix of fun travel modes to amp up the adventure factor. These majestic gems provide the setting for activities like hiking, biking, and sea kayaking. You'll explore everything from tiny fjord-side villages to diverse cities like Oslo, Bergen, Ålesund, and Trondheim.
This active itinerary visits the best of Norway's fjords with plenty of chances to work up a sweat. See Bergen like a local before driving to Stavanger and beyond for endless scenery, hiking, and waterfall photo ops. Stop at villages along the Sognefjord—Norway's longest and deepest fjord—before visiting the glaciers of Jotunheimen National Park.
This relaxing journey loops around Southern Norway to key summer spots for the ultimate mix of nature, history, and culture. Take a local tour of Bergen, visit the charming towns and islands along Southern Norway's coast, get to know Oslo, and take a scenic ride on the famous Flåm Railway. End your trip with a memorable ferry ride through Norway's longest and deepest fjord.