Your journey to Flørli
begins with a transfer to Høgsfjord
, where a passenger ferry awaits. Then, you’ll cruise into Lysefjord
as steep mountain walls emerge, passing waterfalls, abandoned farms, and Preikestolen
, Norway’s famous Pulpit Rock
, which towers nearly 2,000 feet (604 m) above sea level.
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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