Insert obligatory ‘freezing over’ joke here: on average, this small village of 1500 people is frosty for a third of the year. Despite this, it does quite well in tourism — and surprisingly, the name wasn’t a marketing ploy. It stems from the Old Norse hellir, meaning ‘overhang’ or ‘cliff cave’, while in modern Norwegian it means ‘luck’. In winter, temperatures sit around -13 degrees Celsius, but have been known to drop to -25.
Photo by Jørn Konradsen