Flørli is a small place close to Kjerag, that is most known for the old hydro-electric powerstation, the old pipes leading up to the mountain lake and, above all, the 4444 step maintenance staircase connected to the pipeline.
We had booked the Flørlistølen cabin from the Stavanger Turistførening, and had some trouble finding it. This was however mainly due to careless reading of the map. Flørlistølen is about 300 vertical meters up the hill, and it takes about an hour to walk up there. The cabin is in a beautiful remote location, without any near neighbours.
From Flørlistølen we made a hike up to the top of the pipeline and staircase at about 700 meters. In the upper end of the staircase there is a sign saying that it is forbidden to use the staircase, while at the bottom end the sign says that it is on your own risk to use it. Go figure. Anyway, we walked the staircase for some 1000 steps from the bottom, and it was in fairly good shape, although a few steps were missing. We also met people who walked all the way, so it is still possible to use. Since it obviously isn’t maintained any more, there is of course a risk involved.
Providing that you dare to use the staircase, you can do an interesting hike up the staircase and then back over the mountains and via Flørlistølen. That should take maybe five hours.