The Peer Gynt gallery is a visitor center in the middle of Hellesylt, on the doorstep of the Geirangerfjord and the UNESCOS world heritage site West Norwegian Fjords in Norway.
The center opened in the summer of 2002. The main exhibition shows a total of 11 small and large unique wooden reliefs from the drama Peer Gynt by Henrik Ibsen. This Is craftmanship of the highest class, and many have been amazed at how it can be possible to carve something so lenormous, lifelike and vibrant in linden trees. Audioguiding can take you on a walk from relief to relief and link stories from Peer Gynt to each of them.
In 2018 the center received a new exhibition related to the World Heritage. Here you will meet artists, businessmen, and outdoor people who have been inspired by the nature surrounding Hellesylt. The exhibition on the World Heritage West Norwegian fjord landscape also shows why this area came on Unesco's prestigious world heritage list, and which natural and cultural values exist in this area. The exhibition also shows us how nature has inspired and been used to create businesses in the area.
In a separate room in the center you will find seating in front of a large screen that continuously displays pictures from the area around Hellesylt. All pictures are taken by people connected to Hellesylt. We walk along mountain paths, share the view with those walking along the path, discovering people interacting with nature. We show nature, people and culture in interaction with each other.
The visitor center also contains a café offering simple and good snacks. If you want to buy a small memory, you`ll find nice products related to the area in the small shop in the café. Here you will find both objects for use and decoration.
We warmly welcome you to a pleasant and educational visit to our center, the Peer Gynt gallery!