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 two 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 and walk 300m up to the accommodation. 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
Kolumbus: all-year collective transport offer, takes 6 cars and 75 passengers. Cheapest ferry. Not on saturdays. Read schedule and book.
Rødne: summer route, directly from Stavanger city centre on saturdays and sundays. Passenger boat, not for cars. Read and book. ACCOMMODATION GUESTS: you can buy a daytrip ticket for saturday, and return with this ticket on sunday if you notify crew. Notify the office as well, to make sure they don’t overbook the boat for sunday.
Tourist Car-Ferry: 15th june – 20th august. Takes 20 cars, 99 passengers. Operates between Lauvvik and Lysebotn. More expensive than Kolumbus, offers sightseeing of the fjord as well. Read timetable here. Book online here: www.rodne.no/fjordcruise/lysefjorden-bil-og-passasjerferje/
Rent your own boat: check out this cool offer to rent a small boat with outboard engine in Forsand, www.safeboatrental.no
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
Explore Lysefjoden, Hotel Pickup and hike: www.lysefjorden.com
Weekends (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, 190kr 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 Kolumbus ferry to spend an afternoon in Flørli with enough time to hike the stairs (read schedule above).
Come to Flørli to visit Flørli! If your main objective is to visit Preikestolen or Kjerag – chose a different place to stay.