Hiking in Flørli
Spend three days in Flørli:
4444 Stairs – small round
1 hour, suitable for families with smaller children. Hike up the stairs along the water gates up to about stair 700. 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 4444 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.
Stroll to the point Flørneset
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. From the point, you can see both Kjerag and Preikestolen in one sweeping view! This hike is suitable with small children and even for 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 hours, suitable for fit adults and youths. Go up and above the village. Follow the forest roads in serpentine bends until the base of the steep cliff. There, go up the wooden steps and follow a ledge in the mountain side. The path leads up a steep crest, past the green telecommunication sign and to the boulder Kalleliklumpen. From there, it makes a loop through the forest and back down to the village over the forest road. Difficulty: advanced. Beauty: 5/5. Warning: this path has steep and exposed sections! Warning: stand on Kalleliklumpen at your own risk – one person at a time. Map and GPX here.
50 minutes, up the point Flørneset, suitable for adults and fit children above 6 years. Walk along the shore of the Lysefjord, past the red School-Pub and onto the point Flørneset, until you see a signpost with an arrow. From there, the path leads steeply up the hill. You’ll enjoy eagle’s view perspectives over Flørli and into the Lysefjord. Eventually, the path hits a forest road and you walk back down through the village. Difficulty: moderate. Beauty: 4/5. 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.