FjordRetreat

for individuals and teams

Adventurous Get-Aways to the Lysefjord

Hi! Are you interested in a Fjord Retreat in Flørli, Norway? To work online, be creative, study things or just chill out in an inspirational setting? This is possible in Flørli from november to the middle of april!

Flørli is a tiny village without road access on the shores of the Lysefjord. Every monday, wednesday and friday at 13:00 there is a fast ferry to Flørli leaving directly from the city centre of Stavanger. It takes you past numerous islands and sounds, you’ll drop by a couple of villages and then enter the spectacular fjord. The ferry goes twice daily, except for saturdays and also leaves from Lauvvik and Forsand – see getting here.

As the ferry penetrates the dark waters of the fjord and you bend your neck looking up against the towering bigwalls, you’ll soon understand why Flørli is the must-be place you’ve dreamt of retreating to: here you will spend a precious time tucked away from it all, alone or with friends, in comfortable housing with breathtaking views and all the facilities to get your projects along! Flørli invites you to discover the magic of Fjord Norway at its best. Read more.

 


 

To see the Fjord Retreat alternatives, select at least 2 nights in the booking calendar.

This Fjord Retreat offer is valid from november to the middle of april.

Wifi available!

Fast, free wifi in common room

Twin-room

NOK3490/5 nights
  • Two person bedroom in a shared apartment
  • Bunk-bed or single beds
  • You can bring a friend to share your room – same price!
  • Free wifi in common area
  • Free cancellation until 7 days before

Apartment with fjord view

NOK5990/5 nights
  • 3 bedroom apartment – all for yourself
  • Great fjord view!
  • Wifi available
  • Free cancellation until 7 days before

9-pers apartment 9A (click to view)

9-pers apartment 9B (click to view)

Access to common room (click to view)

Total capacity: 4×9-person apartments + 17-person hostel + 4 double rooms = 63 guests.

In the Lysefjord, all seasons here have their unique charm – the beautiful fall colours, snow on the mountains and the fresh green of spring all paint the fjord in their hues. You’ll have to bear in mind however, that mobility is impaired in winter when the top of the stairs and Kjerag generally have a lot of snow and are not safe to visit. The village itself is often snow-free.

To enjoy it here, you have to be active and somewhat adventurous: you’ll have to walk steep up the mountain or get onto the fjord. Come make the best of it yourself and with your fellow Retreaters! Click on the left side tabs for trip suggestions 🙂

From november to the middle of may, the higher parts of the stairs are usually closed with snow. But you can still do “the small round” to step 800 or hike to the snow and back down – great fitness! A worthwhile alternative is to do the new spectacular hikes Flørlineset Opp, Flørli Cliffhike and the new Fosshike. Read more about hiking in Flørli. The Lysefjord is also popular for Trail Running! Read more about Trail Running.

If you like, you can rent snowshoes and back country skies to discover the Frafjordheiane highlands just above Flørli.

Equipment rental

We rent out snowshoes and backcountry skies if you’re in for a winter adventure in the Frafjordheiane Landscape Reserve.

  • Inook Snowshoes: 550kr/week.
  • Fisher BC 99 backcountry set: 750kr/week.
  • Other expedition gear available: winter tent 3-pers, Bergans Rondane sleeping bags, Fjellpulken BC sled and more.
 

If you’d like to go fishing, we rent out simple tackles. There’s plenty fish in the fjord – pollacks, cod, ling, cusk, halibut. There’s also a rowing boat that you can use for free to get out on the fjord. When you want to venture further, we rent out canoes and kayaks in good weather conditions.

The fjord near Flørli is jaw-dropping. Glide silently underneath the towering cliffs, look deep into the crystal clear waters and pay attention to the seals, ducks and other wildlife around you. There are some lovely, idyllic pastures and hamlets that you can choose as a goal for a picknick! Read more about kayak rental.

The Preikestolen or Pulpit Rock is often accessible also in winter. The Kjerag and Kjeragbolten are not so.

When you come in winter, we do not recommend either of these trips – also because it will be difficult to walk fast enough to catch the afternoon ferry back to Flørli. In summer and early fall, this is how to visit Preikestolen and Kjerag.

Let us help you make a hop on – hop off program for using the daily ferry to discover other magical places along the fjord!

Things to do:

In the Lysefjord, all seasons here have their unique charm – the beautiful fall colours, snow on the mountains and the fresh green of spring all paint the fjord in their hues. You’ll have to bear in mind however, that mobility is impaired in winter when the top of the stairs and Kjerag generally have a lot of snow and are not safe to visit.

Flørli itself is often snow-free. You have to be active and somewhat adventurous to like it here: it’s steep up the mountain or onto the fjord. Make the best of it yourself or with your fellow Retreaters! Below are some suggestions of what to do 🙂

Hiking in Flørli

From november to the middle of may, the higher parts of the stairs are usually closed with snow. But you can still do “the small round” to step 800 or hike to the snow and back down – great fitness! A worthwhile alternative is to hike the new paths Flørlineset Opp or Flørli Cliffhike – both of them spectacular! Read more about hiking in Flørli. Flørli is also popular for Trail Runningread why! You can also rent snowshoes and back country skies to discover the Frafjordheiane highlands just above Flørli.

Equipment rental

We rent out snowshoes and backcountry skies if you’re in for a winter adventure in the Frafjordheiane Landscape Reserve.

  • Inook Snowshoes: 550kr/week.
  • Fisher BC 99 backcountry set: 750kr/week.
  • Other expedition gear available: winter tent 3-pers, Bergans Rondane sleeping bags, Fjellpulken BC sled and more.

Fishing and Kayaking

If you’d like to go fishing, we rent out simple tackles. There’s plenty fish in the fjord – pollacks, cod, ling, cusk, halibut. There’s also a rowing boat that you can use for free to get out on the fjord. When you want to venture further, we rent out canoes and kayaks in good weather conditions. The fjord near Flørli is jaw-dropping. Glide silently underneath the towering cliffs, look deep into the crystal clear waters and pay attention to the seals, ducks and other wildlife around you. There are some lovely, idyllic pastures and hamlets that you can choose as a goal for a picknick! Read more about kayak rental.

Pulpit Rock and Kjerag

The Preikestolen or Pulpit Rock is often accessible also in winter. The Kjerag and Kjeragbolten are not so. When you come in winter, we do not recommend either of these trips – also because it will be difficult to walk fast enough to catch the afternoon ferry back to Flørli. In summer and early fall, this is how to visit Preikestolen and Kjerag.

Facilities offered:

  • spacious livingrooms in the apartments,
  • when renting a twin-room, you also have access to a common room,
  • access to meeting rooms and large empty rooms for exercise on demand
  • access to fast internet in common room

Safe to book!

Safe to book! Send us an inquiry through our booking site Beds24.com. We send you a payment link to confirm your booking.

Standard cancellation policy: free cancellation until 7 days before arrival – any prepayment will be entirely refunded. You can not cancel or change your booking after that.

Practicalities

To qualify for a Fjord Retreat, book two days or longer in the period november to april.

To see the Fjord Retreat accommodation, select at least 2 nights in the booking calendar.

Pets are alright, but not in shared houses – so only if you book an entire apartment for yourself. You should bring your own bed linen or rent from us. Unless otherwise agreed, you are expected to leave the house tidied and cleaned upon departure. Outside the summer-season, the café and kiosk are closed. We suggest you buy food before coming to Flørli. The nearest real shop open on weekdays is in Forsand – the ferry goes there and back every day.

We recommend you to look at the Kolumbus ferry schedule before booking a stay with us.