Fjord Retreat
18 - 25 May 2018

Make new friends, Experience Norway, Improve your business
In one of the most spectacular fjords of Norway!

Workshops

Learn from other entrepreneurs and get your business to the next level. We provide an inspiring workshop-program to help you reach your goals.

Networking

A get-away in a beautiful place with smart like-minded people. Expand your network, get inspired and boost your business.

Coworking

Together with a group of like-minded entrepreneurs you work on your business, learn new skills and get inspired.

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Outdoor fun

Flaks is organised for sporty entrepreneurs that have an “It’s not a business, but a way of life”-mindset.

Join a group of active entrepreneurs in an epic Norway Workation. Exchange knowledge, improve your business, get inspired and share an unforgettable bucketlist experience in Norway’s most spectacular fjord.

Highlights of Flaks in Norway – May 2017

Why a Norway Workation at Florli?

Extremely Picturesque

Laidback & Cosy

Untouched Nature

Affordably Reachable

Co-working Facilities

Outdoor Hotspot

Base for Hikes

Beautifully Located

When you think of Norway, you might think of deep fjords, wild rugged terrain, untouched nature and spectaculare views. This is exactly what you will find in the middle of the Lysefjord in the South of Norway. For anyone visiting this beautiful country, this fjord will be number one on your wishlist. But joining this event is more than just seeing the beauty of the surroundings. We will give you a true Norwegian experience in the middle of the fjord, where we will fish, have campfires, canoe, live in authentic shared wooden appartments and take in this land to the fullest, while really improving our businesses and make new valuable connections.

Norway Workation participants 2017

About our Location

Centered in the Lysefjord, one of the world’s most spectacular fjords, between Pulpit Rock (Preikestolen) and the Kjerag wall lays Florli: a former waterpower-station, housing the world’s longest wooden stairway right up the fjord.

Florli is only reachable by boat. Its main historic purpose was to house the workers for the hydropower station, but now it’s a popular tourist destination for spectacular hiking and canoe trips.

Florli has No Shops, No Bars and No Restaurants. It provides just basic comfortable accommodation, a workspot with great internet and the best natural views Norway has to offer.

In short: our workation will not be a luxurious one, but we will have exactly what we need and experience the true beauty of Norway and the cosy atmosphere that comes with staying in a remote place like this. This will truly be an experience of a life-time.

You bring your laptop, we'll take care of the rest!

What to do at our Norway Workation?

Hike the world’s highest wooden stairway

Florli’s main attraction is the 4444 steps up the fjord wall. This is the world’s highest wooden stairway and the views that you get are amazing. The stairs have been built alongside the former watertubes that brought water down to the powerstation. Hiking these stairs is a perfect workout, but only recommended for the fit and agile. The stairs are steep and hiking them is at the visitors own risk.

Take a daytrip to Pulpit Rock (Preikestolen)

The pulpit rock is one of Norway’s top natural attractions. It will definately be in any clickbating top-10 list of things to see in Norway and possibly in the world. Chances are that whenever you googled Norway, you have seen images of its spectacular view. From Florli you can easily do a daytrip there and back. This trip requires a general level of fitness, as you will have to get back in time to take the boat back to Florli.

Take a daytrip to the Kjerag wall

Like the Preikestolen, the Lysefjord has another famous natural attraction to be explored. The Kjerag wall is Norway’s primary basejumping destination. With a 1000 meter sheer drop, spectacular views and a possibility to stand on ‘the bolton’ (a rock perched between two walls: not recommended!!) this is definately not for people with a fear of heights. The hike up the wall requires a good level of fitness and again: you will have to be back in time to take the boat back to Florli.

Canoe through the Lysefjord

Less nerve-racking than peering down from dizzying heights is probably to look up to them. At Florli you can take canoe (closerange) or kayaking (wider range) trips to explore the direct surroundings and get a clearer view of the inner fjord with its spectacular walls. Chances are good that you see seals and fish jumping around you. Taking a canoe is free for Flaksers and we’ll have one included kayak excursion with the group.

Hike to spectacular viewpoints

Florli is a perfect base for various hikes. The most obvious hike up is via the 4444 steps of the historic wooden stairway, but there are very beautiful alternatives up the mountains with some spectacular views that come close to the grandeur of Preikestolen and Kjerag. Next to the many sheep that graze around freely, you’ll have a chance to spot many other animals that live here.

Fish your own meal

This is probably one of the most relaxing activities you can do around Florli. Fishing on the fjord is good – especially deep sea, where you might want to bait for halibut, leng and cusk. Nearer to the shore, you’ll catch cod, pollocks and mackerels that are there in abundance. Fishing gear will be freely available for those of you who would like to fish their own meal. Either from the ‘Kaya’ or from one of the canoes.

Relax at Florli

Even with all these activities, you will probably remember your relaxing times at Florli the most. It’s simply beautiful just to be there. Listen to the sounds of nature while having a nice cup of coffee, sit around a campfire with your fellow Flaksers or look out over the fjord from your comfy living room.

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Getting excited yet?

Read on!

Our Accommodation and Workspot

Shared Apartments

Our accommodation will be basic, but comfy and cosy. We will have multiple apartments, each housing up to 8 people with double and triple rooms. Every apartment will share a food package with a large variety of products and a suggested plan for daily meals so that you can cook your own meals together. The apartments will be very close to the workspot and you will be able to pick up the wifi from there. Each apartment comes with its own kitchen and bathroom.

We will have exactly what we need and experience Norway like the locals that live in these remote places.

Comfortable

Everything you need in a comfy space

Cosy

Share your stay with like-minded entrepreneurs

Great views

Wake up and go to bed with amazing views

Workspot with fast internet

Florli is connected to a fast internet and getting your work done here will be easy and comfortable. We have 24 hours access to our workspot, which will be mostly located at the ‘Skole-pub’. This little red building is beautifully located on the waterfront and was historically used as a school and later as a pub. These days it is used as a cosy meeting place in the evening for Florli’s visitors (expect campfires, guitares and good vibes) and during the day as a work- and conference spot.

Besides the skole-pub we will also have a workspot at Florli’s café, located in the former power station for when the skole-pub is not available for whatever reason. In any case we will have you covered with a desk, drinks (coffee/tea) and good internet.

What we Offer

BUSINESS PROGRAM

The true value with regards to you as a person and your business in general is the Flaks network and the business program. We’ll have three business meetups (pitching, marketing and business efficiency) and optional workshops based on your input.

TRANSPORT

We will arrange your boat tickets with the fjordexpress from Stavanger to Florli and back again. This boat is the fastest available and the route into the Lysefjord is an attraction in itself.

ACCOMMODATION

We will have a basic accommodation close to our workspot which will have multiple rooms of two or three beds each, a kitchen and a livingroom. Each apartment houses up to 8 people.

WORKSPOT & WIFI

You will have 24 hours access to our workspot with fast internet, coffee/tea and great views. Our tables and chairs will be basic, but comfortable. For our workshops we have a beamer and projector screen available.

FOOD & DRINKS

This Flaks will be all inclusiveWe provide each apartment with a box of food and a mealplan for the whole week. Cooking, eating and cleaning will be done together. 

FUN PROGRAM

Besides our own work and the inspiring  business meetups, there are some exciting activities included in the program. Think hottub (really!), barbeque, evening campfires and kayaking excursion.

Itinerary Norway Workation

ALL INCLUSIVE FROM 18TH TO 25TH OF MAY 2018
(BOAT TO/FROM FLORLI, ALL FOOD AND DRINKS, ACCOMMODATION, WORKSPOT)

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Business program

  • 3 inspiration-meetups
    – Speed date pitch meetup
    – Marketing/Branding meetup
    – Business efficiency meetup
  • Workshops based on input participants
    – Conversion Optimalisation and Marketing
    – Automation and Outsourcing
    – Social Impact and Personal Developement
  • Buddy-system of mutual coaching

Fun program

  • Hottub night
  • Barbeque night
  • Kayak excursion
  • Campfires
  • Fishing gear

Important booking information
– Early bird prices are limited and can increase at any time
– Rooms are shared and can be either double or triple. We will do our best to place people who book together in the same apartment
– To book your ticket you will have to pay a non-refundable deposit of € 100. The full payment is only due 60 days prior to our event
– If you fly to Norway, we advice to book your flight to Stavanger Airport (Sola) and arrive at least 3 hours prior to the departure of our boat at 13:00 on Friday 18th of May
– The day before our departure (Thursday 17th of May) Norway celebrates it’s independence day (syttende mai). We highly recommend to experience this in Stavanger!
– We will add all participants to a facebook group leading up to the event, so you can discuss travel-options (last year some participants combined Flaks with epic roadtrips through Norway)

Optional Extras

Kjerag wall Excursion

On Monday the 21st of May we will organize a group excursion to the world-famous Kjerag wall. This guided excursion will take the whole day and include all transport (boat and taxi). The boat- and taxitransport will have to be booked in advance. Costs of the excursion is € 45,- and will only go if 5 or more people join.

Pulpit Rock Excursion

On Wednesday the 23rd of May we will organize a group excursion to the world-famous Pulpit Rock (Preikestolen). This guided excursion will take the whole day and include all transport (boat and bus). The boat- and taxitransport will have to be booked in advance. Costs of the excursion is € 45,- and will only go if 5 or more people join.

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Facilitator

Elmar Haker

Elmar is the founder of Flaks and is a digital marketeer and wordpress specialist. He has a passion for travel and entrepreneurship and supports his clients - location independently - from the most beautiful places in the world.

Founder of the following initiatives:
Global Talent Project: an initiative to put creative talents in developing countries in the digital spotlight.
Sum of Parts: a joint initiative bringing entrepreneurs together to enhance their businesses.
Flaks: Co-working with a group of like-minded entrepreneurs in some of the most beautiful places in the world, while we help and inspire each other to achieve our goals in combination with an awesome experience.

The perfect start to explore Norway

Flørli

Flørli lays in the middle of the Lysefjord and is reachable by boat only. We get here by boat from Stavanger.

Application is now open!

We highly advise to apply early, as spots are limited. After applying we will get in touch and explain more about the booking process.

Contact us if you have any questions!

Our boat from Stavanger to Florli leaves at 13:00 on Friday the 18th of May 2018. See you in Norway!

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