In Hjelmelandsvågen, localizes along the Norwegian Scenic Route Ryfylke, you will find a school, sport facilities, shops and a doctor's office.
The world's largest traditional chair, "Jærstol", the old spinning mill, "Spinneriet", the library and the tourist information are all located in the small centre.
Hjelmelandsvågen is a popular meeting place. "Sankefestivalen" and "Ryfest" are the largest festivals in the area.
Fjord cruise and hiking
The fjordcruises into Jøsenfjorden starts from the harbor.
The summit "Hjelmen" ("the Helmet"), which gave the name to the village and the municipality, is one of many hiking destinations starting from Hjelmelandsvågen.
Local food and accommodation
You can visit fruit farms producing award-winning apple cider. At the restaurants you can enjoy tasty dishes based on locally produced ingredients.
There are several places to stay close to Hjelmelandsvågen.
Ferry and beach
From the quay at Sande you can take the ferry between Hjelmeland, Nesvik and Skipavik (Ombo).
The most beautiful beach in the area is localized next to the quay.