In the outer reaches of northern Øygarden, a general store serves the fifty or so residents of Hellesøy. But the shop also attracts radio and TV stations, flocks of tourists and other international visitors, all of whom want to experience the unusual attraction: Hellesøy General Stores. From the outside, it looks like a modest grocery shop. Inside you'll find the soul of a whole community. It’s filled with peripheral goods from floor to ceiling: food, films, flowers, books, knick-knacks, gifts, toys, antiques, postcards, life vests and fishing equipment. If you visit at Christmas time, you’ll find festive foods hanging from the ceiling. They have realised something about great customer service: a store’s visitors should be treated more like guests than customers. The guest book at the front door is crammed with messages from visitors from around the globe. The freezer doubles as a table at which to feast, between the grocery shelves and the shopping trolleys. With a store that offers fresh, free coffee and serves freezer-top feasts, do you think there’s anyone on Hellesøy who doesn’t enjoy great customer service? FACILITIES Free coffee, a great local meeting place and a totally personal shopping experience. Notice the creative shelf-stacking – it’s a work of art in itself.