Florø Travel Guide

  • Florø, me pointing finger at map
    Florø, me pointing finger at map
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  • Florø, bunker World War II
    Florø, bunker World War II
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  • Florø, bonfire on the occasion of Sankt Hans
    Florø, bonfire on the occasion of Sankt...
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Florø Things to Do

  • The westernmost lighthouse and scrap of...

    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.

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  • Stabben lighthouse

    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.

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  • Watching boats in Florø harbour

    Watch boats in Florø hamn (Florø harbour), we were lucky to spot this old sailing boat, we thought it might have come here especially to join in the festivities related to Sankt Hans and the bonfire on the 23rd of June, 2008.

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Florø Hotels

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  • Quality Maritim Hotel

    Splendid location, dining room with maritime decorations looking out onto the harbour, several small...

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  • Victoria Hotel

    Markegata 43, Floro, 6900, NO

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Efinor Hotel

    Havrenesvegen 32b, Florø, 6900, Norway

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Couples

Florø Restaurants

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    by Saagar Written Nov 16, 2004

    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.

    Hj��rnevikbua's captain's house
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Florø Transportation

  • Eikefjord

    Coming from Fløro, direction Førde, one passes through Eikefjord, the village I stayed in for a week. Eikefjord is lovely located on a bay.

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  • Flying to Florø

    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...

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  • Hurtigruta coastal express liner

    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...

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Florø Shopping

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    by Saagar Updated Nov 20, 2004

    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.

    Grey, drab, anonymous: beer sold here! ssshhhh
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Florø Local Customs

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    by Saagar Written Nov 20, 2004

    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.

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Florø Warnings and Dangers

  • Check the weather live!

    The west coast weather ca wreak havock to your plans and activities.Check the weather before you go!This web cam is located at Florø harbour:www.aftenposten.no/english/webcam/?kart=detalj&id=6/8tittel=flor8

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  • Dangerous waves

    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.

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Florø What to Pack

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    by Saagar Written Nov 16, 2004

    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.

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Florø Off The Beaten Path

  • Bunker World War II

    Bunker, formerly - there can be little doubt about that - a part of the coastal defence works dating back to WW II. To be found somewhere near Florø Stadium and the lake Litlevatnet. We passed this way during our brisk walk towards the harbour Florevika.

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  • Terdalen sawmill

    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.

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  • Grotlesanden beach

    Only the palm trees and temperature missing at this beautiful white sandy beach near Florø.Visit on a warm day and be enchanted.You'll also discover that the water temperature is not too bad in July and early August.

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Florø Sports & Outdoors

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    by Saagar Written Nov 16, 2004

    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...

    Kayakers in Flor�� archipelago
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Florø Favorites

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    by Saagar Written Nov 16, 2004

    Favorite thing: 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.
    Come prepared.

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