one of the natural wonders of Norway

Photo: Hessel Harker


When to Go

You can hike the Flørli Staircase from May throughout September. Accommodation at Flørli is open during this period. Outside this season, ice and snow coves makes it very dangerous/impossible to hike the wooden staircase.

Note that, during this period, weather and trail conditions change a lot. Depending on which season you are visiting Flørli – they are very different! – you should adapt your preparations and the equipment you bring accordingly.

Peak-season months

Traditionally, June, July and August are the peak-season months, and guests from all over the world travel to our region. These months, days are very long, and the weather is often nice. Although Preikestolen and Kjerag can get very busy, especially on sunny weekends in the peak-season, Flørli has yet not experienced any crowding.

Guided tour

To less-experienced hikers, we recommend joining a guided tour. Regardless of the season, guided tour companies take the hassle out of the logistics and make sure you are prepared for a safe hike. Hiking with a local also ensures you get the most out of your experience. Maybe you meet new friends as well!

The table below can give you a good sense of the abundance of hikers at Flørli, average temperature, rain and sunshine throughout the year.

Month Hiking Crowds Average
at the Top
Hours of
start the
hike after:
January Closed -5°C / 23°F 22 1 N/A
February Closed -5°C / 23°F 20 3 N/A
March Closed -2°C / 28°F 18 5 N/A
April Closed 0°C / 32°F 17 6 N/A

4°C / 39°F

17 7 5:00 pm

8°C / 46°F

17 8 6:00 pm
July 9°C / 48°F 18 7 6:00 pm
August 9°C / 48°F 21 6 5:00 pm
September 6°C / 43°F 24 4 4:00 pm
October Closed

3°C / 37°F

24 3 N/A
November Closed -1°C / 30°F 26 1 N/A
December Closed -4°C / 25°F 24 1 N/A

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