Home to just a few hundred locals, the tiny village of Hellesylt feels wonderfully remote. The village is perched at the head of glacier-carved Sunnylvsfjorden and surrounded by rugged mountains and emerald-green valleys.
Sandwiched between two historic bridges, Storfossen Waterfall tumbles down a granite cliff in the heart of the village. The falls are best admired in the summer when snowmelt creates a beautiful cascade.
Sunnylvsfjorden is a branch of Geirangerfjord, a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site. The village is a launchpad for boat excursions to Geiranger, a postcard-perfect town set at the end of the fjord. Hike the ultra-scenic Fosserasa trail and enjoy breathtaking views from the Geiranger Skywalk attraction.
Hornindal Lake is a short drive from Hellesylt and will dazzle you with its crystal-clear water and stunning views of the surrounding peaks. At more than 500 metres deep, it’s one of the deepest lakes in Europe.
Hellesylt is located in Møre og Romsdal county, a two-hour drive from Alesund and six hours from Bergen. Rental cars offer the freedom to visit Hellesylt and explore the area at your own pace. In summer, daily ferries run between Hellesylt and the nearby village of Geiranger. Hellesylt also features a large cruise ship pier.