Getting here is easy – if you are prepared
2 ferries, 4 daily departures + daytrips with local tour operators
Flørli is only accessible by ferry, with your own boat or by hiking across the mountains. There are two ferries, four daily calls. You can bring your car on the ferry or leave it on the quay in Lauvvik, Forsand, Songesand or Lysebotn. If you bring your car, you can park it on the quay in Flørli, but there’s no parking at the accommodation itself. Groups can charter a boat, see under Groups. Read about how to visit Preikestolen and Kjerag from Flørli.
Kolumbus ferry leaving Flørli
Groups can charter a boat
Guest Harbour in Flørli
Private Cruise rental yacht
(Times and frequencies are expected to be similar to 2021)
Boats to Flørli:
MOST DAYS: Kolumbus (MS Lysefjord, a fast ferry, takes 10 cars, 95 passengers): read schedule norsk, english and book online or call +47 916 52 800. Tickets need to be prebooked both for passengers and drivers. (Phone number captain, last-minute only: +47 480 17 240) Season: all year, not saturdays.
ALL DAYS: TheFjords (MF Bolsøy, a large ferry with sightseeing, takes 35 cars, 200 passengers): read schedule / book online or call +47 57 63 14 00. Passengers can buy tickets on board, but we recommend to reserve for car. (Phone number captain, last-minute only: [+47 916 69 306]) Season: 20th may – 29th august 2021
SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS: Rødne FjordCruise (passenger boat): read schedule and book. Fast passenger boat that goes directly to Flørli from Vågen in Stavanger city centre. Sightseeing on the way. Every saturday and sunday. Season: 1st may – 26th september 2021
SUNDAYS only: Helgøy Skyssbåt (passenger boat): read schedule and book. Fast boat that goes between Fister, Talgje, Tau and Flørli. Every sunday. Season: 20th june – 15th august 2021.
SATURDAYS only: Fjord Events (RIB): read more and book. Super fast open RIB boat that takes you exclusively to Flørli with sightseeing on the way. Season: 19th june – 28th august 2021.
All days: take car or bus to Sandnes then to Lauvvik (see below), or to Jørpeland then Forsand (see below).
There are many busses and trains between the cities of Stavanger and Sandnes. From Sandnes, take bus 47 to Lauvvik or drive yourself along RV13. Bus 47 drives Monday – Friday, about every 2 hours. Outside summer also on saturdays. Read schedule (norwegian only). You can also order a taxi to get you to Lauvvik ferry quay (about 700kr).
From Jørpeland (Preikestolen):
Take the busline 100 from Stavanger Byterminal (central bus station) to Jørpeland church. Then switch busses and take busline 120 to Forsand quay. From Preikestolen parking, Pelles Reiser drives to Forsand quay – all days, but only when prebooked (tel +47 97526609 / +47 98059117).
From Lysebotn (Kjerag):
Both TheFjords and Kolumbus ferries take you from Lysebotn to Flørli. The ride takes under an hour and you get to experience the magnificent inner Lysefjord. How to get from the Kjerag parking down to the ferry quay in Lysebotn without a car: shuttle bus in june, july and august by Stavanger Baseklubb SBK, 150kr pp one way (too far to walk). See schedule here. You can also easily hitch or take a taxi. Taxi providers: Kjerag-Lysebotn Camping & Resort and Hauane Bed & Breakfast.
Day Tours with Local Guides
To Flørli on a daytrip is easily organised with a local guide – right from Stavanger city centre!
Trips are organised by:
Fjord Events, RIB boat and hike: www.fjordevents.no/tour-item/lysefjord-safari-forli-4444
Lysefjorden Adventure, Hotel Pickup and hike: www.lysefjordenadventure.com/adventure/florli-4444
Troll Adventure, Hotel Pickup and hike: www.trolladventure.no/stavanger-hikes-and-tours/
Private Cruise, yacht and luxury: www.privatecruise.com/tours/extended-lysefjord-cruise/
Rogaland Aktiv, kayak and hike: www.rogalandaktiv.no/a4444-steps
My travel tips
Car? Bringing your car to Flørli only makes sense if you have a lot of luggage or you plan to travel on to the other side of the fjord. Otherwise, I recommend parking it for free in Lauvvik, Forsand, Songesand or Lysebotn.
No car? Take a bus to Lauvvik quay (near Høle) or Forsand quay from where the ferries depart.
Book ferries. Capacity on board is limited. Though tickets can be purchased on board spontaneously, I recommend to book ahead so you are guaranteed a space. Off-season you also need to book upon leaving Flørli, to make sure the ferry calls port.
Daytrip? Day only from Stavanger: drive to Lauvvik and take TheFjords ferry. On friday and sunday afternoon, you can also take the Kolumbus ferry: departure Lauvvik 13:55, departure Flørli back to Lauvvik at 18:35 – this gives you just enough time to hike the stairs in a sporty 3 hour tempo. Consider taking the Rødne FjordCruise boats on saturdays and sundays as it leaves directly from the Stavanger city centre.
Come to Flørli to visit Flørli! If your main objective is to visit Preikestolen or Kjerag – chose a different place to stay.