Regarded as one of the most beautiful Norwegian Fjord locations, the settlement of Hellesylt is one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations.
Nestled in the incredible scenery of the UNESCO-listed Geirangerfjord, the tiny, old Viking port of Hellesylt begs to be explored, with numerous easy-to-walk trails that offer incredible views of the surrounding natural wonders.
Hellesylt Waterfall is one of the many highlights, as are the Kjellstaddalen and Moldskreddalen valleys. The waterfall – one of the most photographed subjects in the region – sits between two bridges in the village: the Høge Bridge (built 1907) and Hellesylt Bridge (built 1902). The mass of water cascading down the polished granite stones is an awesome sight.
Hellesylt’s waterfall is located in the centre of the village, between two bridges which enable you to stand above or below and watch the water cascade down the polished granite stones.
The Ljøen viewpoint is located between Hellesylt and Stranda and offers a vantage point which gives a fabulous view of the UNESCO-listed Geirangerfjord and the surrounding mountains.
Walking in Hellesylt
As one of the most beautiful locations in the Norwegian Fjords, Hellesylt and its natural surroundings beg to be explored. There are numerous trails to walk and valleys to climb that reward you with some incredible views of the surrounding mountains, along with the Hellesylt Waterfall and sheer cliffs that plunge into Horindalsvannet – Europe’s deepest lake.