4.444 Stairs – small round
1 hour, suitable for families with smaller children. Hike up the stairs along the water gates up to about stair 1.000. There, you’ll find a short-cut across the river and back through the village. Map and GPX here.
4.444 Stairs – complete
3-4 hours, suitable for fit adults and youths. The hike up the 4.444 stairs is what Flørli is perhaps best known for. The stairs follow the two water pipelines and the rails where a trolley used to transport people and materials up and down the mountain. Some parts of the stairs are rather steep – you should not have a fear of heights. Halfway up the stairs is the Cable House, where a big winch stands that used to pull the trolley. The view is awesome and just gets better and better. On top of the stairs, you are well above the treeline. Here there are two alternatives for getting back to Flørli: follow the service-road past the lakes and back through the Flørdalen valley, or cut across into Flørdalen directly. All paths are marked with signs and paint. Map and GPX file here.
Flørlistølen and Kallelistølen
2-3 hours, suitable for fit adults and youths. Follow the river up through the forest to Flørlistølen, the old summer-farm on the mountain. Up here, the farmers below used to graze their livestock in summer. The old-growth forest is really nice and if you walk across to the gorge, you’ll have an eagle’s view of the waterfall and Flørli below. You can also hike on the Kallelistølen and look over the edge of the mountain where you’ll get a splendid view of the fjord all the way to the Preikestolen. This bit is not well marked. Map and GPX here.
2-day Flørli to Kjerag
Yes, it is possible to hike directly to Kjerag from Flørli instead of the regular daytrip from Øygardstøl described here. You’ll spend two days in awesome highland terrain. The trip starts with the famous 4.444 stairs, then across undulating treeless highlands, through grazy valleys amidst rocky outcrops, to the stunning highlight of the big walls and the eagle view of the fjord. Map and GPX file here. Flørli – Camp 7km, 3,5hrs. Camp – Øygardstøl 14km, 7hrs. You need your own tent or spend the night in the Wilderness Camp of OutdoorLifeNorway – a large comfortable canvas tent with wood stove idyllically located in the highlands. You can book your stay in the Wilderness Camp with us. Don’t have a sleeping bag and mat? Rent it from us!
Price Wilderness Camp OLN upon request. Rental of sleeping bag and mat per night: 80kr
2-day Wilderness Camp
The Wilderness Camp OLN and our Wilderness Camp of Flørli 4.444 are both accessible for an overnight visit! The Wilderness Camp of Flørli 4.444 is located on the shores of a lake and normally you’d paddle to get there. The 8-person laptent has a dry wooden floor and is comfortably equipped with benches, a wood stove, gass cooker and a box with kitchen equipment and blankets. You only need to bring a sleeping bag and a mat!
Price Wilderness Camp Flørli 4.444: 50kr pp in conjunction with Highland Canoeing. Without canoeing: 100kr pp. Rental of sleeping bag and mat per night: 80kr
Video Impression by Julian Schmidt