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 Events. Read about how to visit Preikestolen and Kjerag from Flørli.
Kolumbus ferry leaving Flørli
TheFjords ferry MF Eid
Groups can charter a boat
Guest Harbour in Flørli
Private Cruise rental yacht
Ferry schedule summary
Kolumbus (MS Lysefjord, a fast ferry, takes 10 cars): read schedule / book online or call +47 916 52 800. Passengers can buy tickets on board, but we recommend both passengers and drivers to book online. (Phone number captain, last-minute only: +47 480 17 240) Season: all year, not saturdays.
TheFjords (MF Aukra, a large ferry with sightseeing, takes 40 cars): 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: +47 415 36 376) Season: 28th may – 15th september 2020
|To Flørli 2020||With Kolumbus (all year)||With TheFjords (summer)|
|From Lauvvik||06:05 / 13:55 / (16:45 fr/su)||09:30 / 15:00|
|From Lysebotn||07:20 / 15:30 / (17:45 fr/su)||12:30 / 18:00|
|not on saturdays and sunday morning||all days|
|From Flørli 2020||With Kolumbus (all year)||With TheFjords (summer)|
|To Lauvvik||07:35 / 15:45 / (18:00 fr/su)||13:10 / 18:40|
|To Lysebotn||07:00 / 14:50 / (17:25 fr/su)||10:50 / 16:45|
|not on saturdays and sunday morning||all days|
Monday, Wednesday and Friday 13:00 direct Kolumbus ferry to Flørli leaving from the Fiskepirterminal in the city centre. The direct Kolumbus ferry goes back from Flørli to Stavanger every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7:35, arriving at the Fiskepirterminal at 9:00. The airport shuttle Flybussen departs from there every 15 minutes and takes 25 minutes to the airport. You can also book a guided tour to Flørli with pickup from Stavanger, see my travel tips below.
From Stavanger all other days there are two options: go to Sandnes then 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
Outdoorlife Norway, Hotel Pickup and hike: www.outdoorlifenorway.com/florli-4444-stairs-hike
Private Cruise, yacht and luxury: www.privatecruise.com and 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 the monday, wednesday or friday Kolumbus ferry leaving Stavanger at 13:00. Then stay two nights or the weekend in Flørli and return directly to Stavanger monday, wednesday or friday morning 07:35, with arrival Stavanger city centre at 09:00. The Flybussen airport shuttle departs every 20 minutes from the ferry terminal and takes about 25 minutes to the terminal.
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 18:00 – this gives you enough time to hike the stairs in the regular 3 hour tempo. Yes, you need a car or take a taxi to organise a daytrip, else book a guided tour with hotel pickup by Fjord Events, Lysefjorden Adventure, Outdoorlife Norway or Rogaland Aktiv
Come to Flørli to visit Flørli! If your main objective is to visit Preikestolen or Kjerag – chose a different place to stay.Hessel