Getting here is easy – if you are prepared
Flørli is only accessible by ferry, with your own boat or by hiking across the mountains. Most days there are four daily calls in each direction of the fjord. 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
3 offers, 2022:
Kolumbus: all-year collective transport offer, takes 10 cars and 95 passengers. Cheap and fast. Not in weekends. Read more and book.
Norled: uses the same Kolumbus ferry for a commercial route. Convenient departure times and operates in weekends. Takes 10 cars. Read more and book (through Rødne site)
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:
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/
All days (summer): directly to Flørli from Vågen in city centre with Rødne Fjordcruise. You can also book a guided tour to Flørli with pickup from Stavanger, see my travel tips below.
All days (all year): 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 Lysebotn (Kjerag):
It’s easy to get from Lysebotn to Flørli. The ride takes half 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 provider: Kjerag-Lysebotn Camping & Resort.
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).
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? Rødne FjordCruise offers daytrips directly from the Stavanger city centre. On friday and sunday afternoon, you can also take the afternoon Kolumbus ferry from Lauvvik and Forsand: 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.
Come to Flørli to visit Flørli! If your main objective is to visit Preikestolen or Kjerag – chose a different place to stay.