Ytterøyane is as far towards the west you can come in Norway (except Jan Mayen).These islands and the tall lighthouse can be visited from Florø.The tower is 31 meters tall, the entire lighthouse is close to the original 1881 version and protected as a cultural memorial. The islands are protected for their avifauna and flora.more
This lighthouse is located at the entrance of Florø harbour, and built on such a small island that the building was made wider than the island.You can visit this place, and rent it as accommodation or for a party/celebration. I guess restaurants in town would be happy to cater for you, too. To get there you can use the sea taxi.more
Splendid location, dining room with maritime decorations looking out onto the harbour, several small...more
Markegata 43, Floro, 6900, NO
Good for: Families
Havrenesvegen 32b, Florø, 6900, Norway
Good for: Couples
Hjørnevikbua is an eclectic restaurant/pub the style much liked in Norway - quite simple, with a range of easy-to-make foods, varying from burgers to lasagna to local fish.
The bar is nice - the top deck of an old fishing boat brought indoors.
Favorite Dish: I had fish and chips, a friend had a burger and another asked for something vegetarian and landed a simple salad.
So, quite standard menu for a Norwegian clientele. Probably the place to meet locals during evenings.
We sat outside on their barge.
Florø is connected to Oslo, Bergen and a few other small places by planes.The main airlines with rights on the Florø routes is DAT, Danish Air Transport. They have very colorful ATR planes that still don't make you happy of you have to cancel your flight due to Florø's strong side winds and pelting rains... Their HQ in Norway is in Florø. DAT has...more
Florø is a stopping point on the coastal voyage of the coastal express liner ("Hurtigruta") between Bergen and Kirkenes/rt.Northbound the daily ship arrives at about 1 am, and southbound early in the morning. You can do ticketing on board (walk-in from the quay) or in the high season, get a ticket beforehand through a travel agent or internet or...more
Interesting, the municipality has ordered a ban on sales of beer from supermarkets and groceries. Thus, here is a "ølutsalg". Beer shop. It is hoped that this will prevent excessive drinking. Good luck, politicians!
What to buy: Beer, I suppose, they will have nothing else on offer!
What to pay: Regular bottle-beer prices, as in any regular shop.
At the extremity of the Norwegian Bible belt that encompasses Sørlandet (South Coast) and up past Stavanger, Begen to Nordfjord, several municipalities have decleared ban on open beer sales from regular shops. Instead a separate beer shop under nominal municipal authority control is replacing other outlets. Doing a roaring trade in the name of christian moral, just like the stat liquor monopoly. We need more catolics in this country. And, perhaps, people less excitable by a whiff of alcohol?
See my Florø shopping tip on Ølutsalg - the beer shop.
During stormy weather - and that comes-aplenty here - it is very tempting to go to the shoreline and watch the waves break. Be careful not to get dragged into the sea. Freak waves double or so the size of normal waves may reach you if you're too close to the sea. Just be careful, and enjoy the spectacle from a safe position.more
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Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Don't go to Florø without proper rain gear. Florø can have some serious rains, comparable only to tropical downpours. Some of it may come horizontally, too. The wind from the south and west really grabs you here. Rubber boots are nifty items if you think of hiking in the back country here.
For this you will need to organise the visit through the tourist office.In the fairly isolated Terdalen (no road, no scheduled boat service) the old sawmill has been restored. It is now again in working condition and a delight of many oldtimers who'd like to see this as a living museum. Local cultural events are held in connection to the saw mill.more
Many of the islands of Flora are accessible by kayaks. Bring your own or rent, park the car and set out, just observe normal rules for camping out (see my general Norway tip on this). For this area a regular 1:50.000 topo map is sufficient for navigation.
Use the kayak to visit some of the higher islands and combine with a good mountin hike.
Or paddle in the fjords north and south of Florø to explore the coastal mainland. and as an access vehichle for some intersting hikes.
Equipment: You can rent a kayak at Florø Rorbuer. More info will be presented here later...
The wether here is incredible - from a nice summer day to an autumny downpur in one hour.
Florø is very close to the mountains that bar the western winds, thus the humid air is forced up and it starts to rain. Close to 5000 mm per year just inland of Florø is the yearly average. Yearly snow depths at up to 12 meters have been measured at the fairly flat Ålfotbreen glacier not far from Florø.