Flørli – Langavatn

Hiking the world’s longest wooden staircase is an experience of a lifetime. 4,444 steps will lead you up from the fjord to 742 meters above sea level, in just 2 km, offering mighty views of the Lysefjord and the village of Flørli along the way. Suddenly, you are in the mountains. It is a very long hike to Langavatn. Start early and be prepared for a lot of elevation gain! The trail leads through very varied terrain. Exposed bedrock, sprinkled with boulders from the last ice age, bogs and ponds. It’s a tough hike with a true wilderness experience. Come prepared.

We recommend to hike the Lysefjorden Rundt Trail anti-clockwise. The information on this page is based on hiking west-east. Start the hike no later than 9 am. In June, check snow conditions. When hiking east-west, do not hike down the steep Flørli stairs. From the top of the Flørli stairs, you can hike down the safer Rallarstien Trail.

On, Norway’s hiking planner, you’ll find detailed trail information. Use digital maps for navigation, and searching for cabins and hikes all over the country. is a services offered to the public by the Norwegian Trekking Association (DNT).

Difficulty Veldig demanding
Distance 17 km (west-east)
19 km (east-west)
Duration 8-10 hours (west-east)
7-9 hours (east-west)
Total elevation gain 1600 (west-east)
550 (east-west)
Season July – October
Link to digital hiking mapørli-langavatn
GPX-file Flørli-Langavatn (GPX)
More info

You can take a ferry to Flørli. There are no roads to Flørli. Park at Lauvvik, Forsand, Songesand or Lysebotn quay.

If you hike from Langavatn, you first have to hike from Øygardstøl. See Langavatn-Kjerag-Lysebotn.

Public Transport

You can take a ferry to Flørli from Lauvvik, Forsand, Bratteli, Bakken, Songesand and Lysebotn.

If you hike from Langavatn, you first have to hike from Øygardstøl. See Langavatn-Kjerag-Lysebotn.



DNT Cabin Langavatn (unstaffed).


Flørli 4,444

Flørli Turiststasjon


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Lysefjord Code of Conduct
  • Plan your trip according to your ability and current conditions. Pay attention to the weather – listen to local advice.

  • Be prepared and bring necessary equipment, including good footwear, rain/wind proof clothing, a torch, hat, gloves and an extra set of warm clothes. Expect the unexpected. Bring a backpack with a packed lunch, extra snacks and water.

  • Leave no trace. Take nothing but pictures and leave nothing but footprints. Behave responsible, taking other hikers’ and nature’s wellbeing into account.

  • Bring a map. Follow marked trails and pay attention to signs and information boards along the way. If you lose your way, be on the lookout for cairns of rocks or red Ts. Please do not make your own cairns.

  • You hike at your own risk. Turn around in time.

  • In case of an emergency – call 113.