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If you walk up the main street that winds its way up the mountain, you'll soon get to the church. You can sign their visitors' book and sit on a bench in front of it to admire the view of the village, the fiord and the mountains.
Updated Oct 6, 2005
The building of the Grand Hotel dates back to 1875. Its wooden architecture boasts some interesting details. The hotel itself overlooks the fiord and is said to have a good restaurant - Grand Hotel Pub and Kro. I'll go there when I get rich.
Updated Apr 20, 2005
If you are driving through Hellesylt, go at least part of the way along road 60 to Stranda (eventually Alesund). Soon you will arrive at a beauty spot where you can get a magnificent view of the place where Geirangerfjord joins Sunnylvfjord. If you have just arrived by ferry, you will probably see your ferry going back to Geiranger. It was rather misty on the day we were going that way but, if you are lucky, you can take some great photos there.
Updated Nov 26, 2004
The Hellesylt waterfall can be viewed from above. The view you will get is well worth the effort of climbing the steep path leading there and there is an easier way to get on top of it as well.
Updated Nov 8, 2004
She is very easy to miss if you just pass through Hellesylt in your car. The bronze statue of the little shepherdess with her goats makes a pretty picture and is located in the middle of the village close to the small restaurants. One of them, Fossetun Bistro offers wonderful homemade ice-cream. Try it with fried almonds - really great! We also had some fish and chips there on our previous trip but this year (2004) it was twice as expensive as then so we gave up.
Updated Nov 7, 2004
The special about this place is that it's a gasstation??!
Favorite Dish: If you are going to Hellesylt you MUST try the bagett on the local gasstation! You can choose between cheese and ham or a taco edition.. The taste is fantstic, and it is a cheap meal.
Written Aug 7, 2005
If you have come to Hellesylt in your car and want to take it on the ferry, the queue for the ferry is before the bridge, some way from the actual port. The reason for that is that there is not enough space in the port for all the waiting cars, and you must first let the cars that have just arrived on the ferry leave the port, crossing the one-lane bridge to be able to get to the ferry yourself. While you are standing in the queue, you can get out of the car and sit on the benches there, watching out for the otters on the river banks.
Written Oct 6, 2005
Favorite thing: The houses of Hellesylt are lined up along the winding road uphill, which is so steep that you can actually look into people's backyards or inside their houses from the street above. And sometimes not even that: the older houses are so low that you can see just their roofs at your eye level. I particularly liked this traditional roof made of stone slabs with the ladder up to the chimney. If you look at the village from the river embankment, it resembles a Christmas card where the perspective has been forgotten and the houses are on top of each other with the church in the middle.
Updated Oct 6, 2005