Sailing Lysefjorden and Climbing Flørli
The next morning we continued to Flørli, where to my surprise they had created a beautiful dock and made the area very accessible to boats. The fact that it was free to tie up was an unexpected bonus. The sun was shining, so we put on our hiking shoes and shorts, and went straight to work on the Flørli Stairs: 4444 steps to the top. The stairs run alongside the pipes for the old hydroelectric power station and let me tell you: they are steep … but doable. The view along the way and especially from the top is breath taking. It took us an hour and fifteen minutes to get to the top and about fortyfive minutes down. When we got down, we enjoyed some waffles at the old Flørli power plant, which is now an art gallery, restaurant and a museum. They have a really good set-up. Afterwards we chilled in the boat and had another great meal and evening.
The next morning we steamed out, hugging the northern shoreline. The mountains rise up to 900 meters straight out of the fjord, so it was amazing to sail right below them. We passed waterfalls and several known landmarks, the most known is definitely the Pulpit Rock. The Pulpit looks huge when you’re standing on it, but tiny when you look at it from the fjord.
When we exited Lysefjorden we got perfect sailing conditions and enjoyed a beautiful sail back to Sokn. It was a perfect 3 days trip, where I got to go sailing Lysefjorden with great company, gorgeous scenery, delicious food and plenty of laughs.