Sunnylven Church, Hellesylt

Sunnylven Church is a parish church in Stranda Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. It is located in the village of Hellesylt, at the end of the Sunnylvsfjorden. The church is part of the Sunnylven parish in the Austre Sunnmøre deanery in the Diocese of Møre. There has been a church here in Hellesylt dating back to at least 1150.The church is a log construction from 1859 with a total of 400 seats. Captain Ludolph Rolfsen of Stryn Municipality designed the church based on drawings by Hans Ditlev Franciscus Linstow. Rolfsen also headed the construction of Hornindal Church and Nedstryn Church, both in the Nordfjord region to the south of here, and these churches share many features. Shipbuilder Nils A. Liaaen of Sunnylven designed Sylte Church in 1862 and was probably inspired by this church at Hellesylt.Playwright Henrik Ibsen visited Hellesylt in the summer of 1862 when this church was new and Sunnylven with Geiranger had just been named a separate prestegjeld . The municipality of Sunnylven and the local priest, Rev. Ole Olsen Barman, was an inspiration for Ibsen's dramatic poem Brand.
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  • What a beautiful little church. It really is the heart of this village and must be one of the churches with the best views in the world. It's small - it fits 260 people - the entire population of...  more »
  • We were wandering in the very well maintained grave ground when happily someone came to open up the church. Lovely interior, not over the top, but warm and holy. Very well maintained on the outside....  more »
  • A very nice small church,silent atmosphere
  • Beautiful church on the hill,but there are graves next to it as well
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