Hellesylt is a port town in More og Romsdal, Norway. The town is located at the head of Sunnylvsfjorden (a branch of Storfjorden). The more popular Geirangerfjorden branches off near by. The small village has population under 500. The distance between Hellesylt and the other tender port Geiranger (Geirangerfjord) is approx 22 km (14 ml).
In the summer, thousands of tourists stay in or travel through Hellesylt each day. Most of them take the ferry to nearby Geiranger. During high season, the ferry runs every 1, 5 hours. The village is surrounded by valleys and mountains.
Hellesylt is under constant threat from the Akerneset mountain, which is about to erode into Sunnylvsfjord. A collapse could cause a tsunami destroying the town.
Hellesylt cruise terminal
Cruise ships to Hellesylt dock at the port's new cruise pier (1 berth capacity). Here can be berthed even the world's largest vessels. In rare cases, when the port is visited by more ships at a time, the other vessels are anchored and their passengers are transported via the ship's tender boats.
Often, both Norwegian cruise ports Hellesylt and Geiranger are itinerary-connected. The ship stops for a few hours at one of them to offload (tender) cruise passengers with booked tours there. At the other port, the ship docks to stay longer. Usually, passenger disembarkation is allowed at both ports.
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