4444 Stairs – small round
1 hour, suitable for families with smaller children. Hike up the stairs along the water gates up to about stair 1.000. There, you’ll find a short-cut across the river and back through the village. Map and GPX here.
4444 Stairs – complete
3 or 4 hours, suitable for fit adults and youths. The hike up the 4.444 stairs is what Flørli is best known for. The stairs follow the two water pipelines and the rails where a trolley used to transport people and materials up and down the mountain. Some parts of the stairs are rather steep – you should not have a fear of heights. Halfway up the stairs is the Cable House, where a big winch stands that used to pull the trolley. The view is awesome and just gets better and better. On top of the stairs, you are well above the treeline. Here there are two alternatives for getting back to Flørli: follow the service-road past the lakes and back through the Flørdalen valley (Store Runden 4hrs), or cut across into Flørdalen directly (“Rallarstien”, 3hrs). All paths are marked with signs and paint. Map and GPX file here.
This 15 minute almost flat walk takes you onto the point Flørneset. You’ll have a spectacular panorama view of the fjord and can take some beautiful pictures of Flørli as well. This hike is suitable with small children and even for fit elderly, though the surface is rocky and uneven. Not suitable for strollers! Ps: did you know you can rent the 2-person Radioshed Mini-Suite with this epic view? Check it out!
2-3 hours, suitable for fit adults and youths. Follow the river up through the forest to Flørlistølen, the old summer-farm on the mountain. Up here, the farmers below used to graze their livestock in summer. The old-growth forest is really nice and if you walk across to the gorge, you’ll have an eagle’s view of the waterfall and Flørli below. You can also hike on the Kallelistølen and look over the edge of the mountain where you’ll get a splendid view of the fjord all the way to the Preikestolen. This bit is not well marked. Map and GPX here.
2-day Flørli to Kjerag
Yes, it is possible to hike directly to Kjerag from Flørli instead of the regular daytrip from Øygardstøl (Kjerag parking) described here. You’ll spend two days in awesome highland terrain. The trip starts with the famous 4444 stairs, then across undulating treeless highlands, through grazy valleys amidst rocky outcrops, to the stunning highlight of the big walls and the eagle view of the fjord. Map and GPX file here. Flørli – Langavatn 16km, 8hrs. Langavatn via Kjerag to Øygardstøl (road) 12km, 5hrs. You need your own tent and camp in the mountains, or spend the night in the Langavatn DNT cabin of Stavanger Turistforening. Trail-runners can run Flørli – Kjerag – Øygardstøl (Kjerag parking) in 9hrs.