Hellesyltfossen

Hellesyltfossen is a small but nice waterfall in Hellesylt, More og Romsdal, Norway.

Most people go to Hellesylt to take the ferry to Geiranger (recommended!). Just before the ferry you will see Hellesyltfossen at the left side when you cross the small bridge heading to the ferry to Geiranger.

July 2017 I visited Geiranger for the third time and again the weather was good. Mostly sunny with temperatures of 17C. I like Geiranger very much, it has a nice and cosy atmosphere and there are a lot of things to do. One of these things is taking the ferry and enjoy all waterfalls in the Geirangerfjord.

Geiranger kayakA roundtrip with the ferry Geiranger-Hellesylt isn’t cheap but I enjoyed the boat trip. It can be cold, because of the wind, so take a jacket with you. If you are with more then two people you also can rent a boat at Grande camping in Geiranger. In two hour time you can make your own trip and it really fun, certainly with children.

A lot of people take their fishing rod with them when renting a boat. It is allowed to fish freely on sea (fjord) and there is a lot of fish in the fjord. Nice for the bbq! I am not really fund of fishing so I bought Salmon in the supermarket (quit cheap in Norway).

I started my tour in Geiranager and it is always nice to know which waterfalls there are in the Geirangerfjord. From Geiranger the first waterfall you see at the right side (after the camping site) is Gjerdefossen. If you drive up to Eidsdal there is a parking at the top of the waterfall. Actually the made a art piece going over the water flow.

A little bit further at the right side you will see Bringefossen. Here you already can see the famous Sju Systre (or Dei Sju Systrene also called seven sisters waterfall). Look at the right side of the top of the waterfalls. Here you see several farms.

On the other side of the Fjord you can see Friaren. The legend of the seven sisters is that the seven sisters dance playfully down the mountain, while the suitor, a single waterfall opposite the seven sisters (called Friaren), flirts playfully from across the fjord. The Suitor tried to propose to the seven sisters on the opposite side of the fjord but never succeeded. Nice story.

After the Sju Systre you will see a low volume waterfall at the right side called Brudesløret (Bridal veil) and on the opposite side of the Geirangefjord Ljosurfossen. There are still many named and unnamed waterfall in the Geirangerfjord but these are the significant ones.

Off cause at Hellesylt you will see the Hellesyltfossen. After the ferry arrives in Hellesylt you still have 10 minutes to visit the waterfall.

Hellesyltsfossen is quit powerful and is appr 20 meter high. The river Dalaelva is being fed with melted snow and ice from two rivers: Langedalselva and a smaller river (Tverelva?).

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About Hellesyltfossen

CountryNorway
RegionMøre og Romsdal
LocationHellesylt-Geiranger fjord
RiverDalaelva
Height20m
Latitude62.08664
Longitude6.86649
Best visitSummer-Early summer
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