is a small village in the municipality of Stranda
. Its population as of 2007 is about 600. Hellesylt lies at the head of the Sunnylvsfjord
, which is a branch of the Storfjord
(Great Fjord), and which the more famous Geirangerfjord
in turn branches off nearby. In the summertime, thousands of tourists travel through or stay at Hellesylt each day. Most of them take the ferry to Geiranger, which in high season runs every half an hour. The village is surrounded by mountains and valleys.
Hellesylt is under constant threat from the mountain Åkerneset, which is about to erode into the Geirangerfjord. A collapse would cause a tsunami destroying most of downtown Hellesylt.