Skåpet – Flørli

Follow the historic “Svenskaveien” (Swedish Road) through scree fields and wild valleys. This stage offers lots of varied nature and will lead you from higher elevation back to the tree line, all the way down to the Lysefjord and idyllic Flørli. In the roadless hamlet of Flørli you will find many traces of the vacated hydropower village infrastructure, established 100 years ago. Learn about the industrial history, enjoy nature and recharge for the ascent of the Flørli stairs (next stage).

We recommend to hike the Lysefjorden Rundt Trail anti-clockwise. The information on this page is based on hiking west-east. However, it is possible to hike this stage in both directions.

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 Demanding
Distance 10 km
Duration 4-5 hours (west-east)
5-6 hours (east-west)
Total elevation gain 350 meter (west-east)
900 meter (east-west)
Season June – October
Link to digital hiking mapåpet-flørli
GPX-file Skåpet-Flørli (GPX)

Hiking from Skåpet, you first have to hike from Vinddalen. See Vinddalen-Skåpet. If you want to start in Flørli, you can take a ferry. There are no roads to Flørli. Park at Lauvvik, Forsand, Songesand or Lysebotn quay and take a ferry.

Public Transport

Hiking from Skåpet, you first have to hike to Vinddalen. See Vinddalen-Skåpet. If you want to start in Flørli, you can take a ferry from Lauvvik, Forsand, Bratteli, Bakken, Songesand or Lysebotn quay.



Flørli 4,444

Flørli Turiststasjon



DNT Cabin Skåpet (unstaffed).
NOTE The cabin is highly popular and must be booked in advance.

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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.