Flørli stairs, Lysefjord, Ryfylke

The stairs follow the pipeline route to Ternevassdammen, where you have a beautiful view of Lysefjord and towards the Preikestolen massif.

At the top, you'll find a solid cairn that shows the way back down to Flørli. The over 100-year-old path was originally used by the navvies when the dam at Ternevatnet was being built. Machines and equipment to be used in the construction process were transported here. The dam construction began in 1918, and the entire facility was completed in 1920.

Going down the path, you'll see several large cairns set up as waymarkers. The path goes across the bare mountain for a while before you have to cross a stone scree. After the scree, you'll reach vegetation and cross the construction road. Continuing on the path, you have to cross Flørliåa on a bridge. From here, you'll walk on the main path leading down to Flørli. You'll cross one of the tributaries of Flørliåa on a suspension bridge. It's worth stopping and looking around at Flørlistølen.

NB! Descending the stairs can be potentially dangerous and may cause problems for other hikers on their way up the stairs.

During the summer, there's an art exhibition and café in the old power station on the pier, and you can take part in a guided tour of the roadless village.

Accommodation available at Flørli 4444 or Stavanger Tourist Association. There's a guest dock for small boats.

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Level of difficulty:
  • Medium (blue)
Total ascent:
  • 860m
  • 9.7km
  • Autumn
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Path
  • Mountain area
  • Forest area

Green certifications

Flørli Powerstation and the Flørli stairs has received certification for its environmental efforts from:
  • MiljøfyrtårnMiljøfyrtårn
Environmental certification of private and public enterprises, also tourism.

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