Friday, July 31, 2009
Friday Bench (9); Hellesylt
Hellesylt is a small village in the Stranda Municipality, which is a part of the Møre and Romsdal County in the western part of Norway. The site of the village on the mountain sides at the end of the Sunnylvs Fiord is exceptionally picturesque. Right through the centre, 100 meters from Grand Hotel, the Hellesylt waterfall gushes down into the Fiord. This waterfall is one of the most photographed sites in Norway.
From Hellesylt the ferry to Geiranger leaves five-ten times a day during the summer season.
I visited the village briefly in 2005 and you can read about my day-trip from Geiranger on my Cruise Journal.
My favourite benches from last week include Rune meeting up with internet friends in Bergen, Barbara's at Two Jack Lake, Malyss's adopted benches at the Château of Versailles, Leatherdyke's dreary bench in Chesterfield, Dina's in the Jerusalem Hills, Nonizamboni's in Minnesota and PERB's historic benches near Rainier.