Day 2. Lysefjorden.
Day of stiff legs and aching bones and opportunities to feel the fear of heights. You should up 4444 steps in one of the world's longest wooden staircases.
Day 2: Today's stage has optional length.
be sure to check out before you embark on the spectacular climb, which gets tough on both legs and fear of heights. You can take the stairs both ways, or go to the top and take the trail back down. It is the heaviest for the legs to go down the stairs, but also the most exciting. When you come back down, grab a snack in the café. Do not forget the ferry 02:45 p.m. to Lysebotn.
Facts: The place which is located in a steep hillside, no connecting road built. Hydropower development began in 1920. The power station on Flørli would give power to an electrical smelters. The smelter was never built, and power was instead delivered to "Stavanger Elektrisitetsverk". Stavanger municipality acquired the plant in 1927. Along the pipe trenches stretching up the hillside, they built a cable car and a wooden staircase.
The staircase is 1470 m long and runs from the sea up to Tern Lake, a rise of 740 m. The staircase has 4,444 steps and is one of the world's longest. The power plant expansion also laid the basis for increased settlement and new houses and school were built. Although Flørli is without roads, they made an, elaborate pathway up the hillside. Many are impressed by the fine hewn granite blocks that are used everywhere. Today a newer power plant is operated by Lyse Kraft who built the power station inside the mountain. The old power plant hall is Art Nouveau style and has in recent summers have been used for cafe and art exhibitions, and many of the houses are purchased by private persons. The staircase has become a tourist attraction. Tourist Association has noted a short circular track that runs up a part of the staircase and further away to the tourist station at the top of the village. The return trip follows gravel road through the village. On this trip, you can enjoy about 700 steps. Remember that the stairs are very slippery when wet - and you go at your own risk.
A nice visit is to walk the stairs to the very top. Also follow the old road to the dam in Stora Flørvatnet. From here, take the trail back to Flørli which is marked by red paint along the pathway. From Flørli Stølen follow the track to the old mountain farm road.When you come to Lysebotn, you can care for the tender feet and make you ready for another spectacular trip, but then to Kjeragbolten