Hjelmeland is located 25 miles (40 kilometers) northeast of Stavanger and about 170 miles (274 kilometers) west of Oslo, the capital of Norway.
Hjelmeland is not the only place in this popular region worth seeing; visitors with plenty of time should also rent a vehicle and set off to explore the special qualities of the surrounding scenery, communities and cultural attractions. Vestre Amoy, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the northeast, and Mosteroy, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the northeast of Hjelmeland are worth visiting if you're keen to explore this region further.
When you are ready to head further afield beyond Hjelmeland, check out the nearest regional city. Stavanger lies 25 miles (40 kilometers) away and features attractions such as Viking Stadium, Lysefjord Bridge and Rogaland Art Museum. Make sure you don't rush back to Hjelmeland until you've visited Stavanger's University of Stavanger, Stavanger Cathedral and Kjeragbolten.
Religion is a illuminating aspect of every place's DNA, so be sure set aside some time to visit the area's many churches and other religious sites. To really understand a place, you need to learn a little local history. Rogaland 's colorful old towns provide a wonderful starting point.
When the months get cooler, visit Rogaland. Pull on your snow gear and have a go at the sports on offer here. Try skiing or snowboarding. Those in search of an adrenaline rush should test their limits by joining a hiking or mountain climbing adventure.
At the end of your adventure in this unique place, say farewell the way they do in Norwegian, with a hearty "Ha det bra."