Information about Hella

Hella is a small town of around 781 people (as of 2011), located in South Iceland, around 94 km from the capital. It is an important regional centre for the area.

Hella's economy mainly consists of commerce, services and industry. Tourism is an ever-growing sector as well. 

The river Ytri-Ranga on the east bank of which Hella is located, is one of the best salmon rivers in Iceland. Hella has excellent lodgings and for recreational activities there is plenty to choose from; sightseeing tours, horse rentals, dog sledge tours and fishing. Horse shows are held regularly and in July the town hosts an annual family festival. Hella is furthermore located near to many of Iceland's major attractions, such as Hekla volcano, Iceland's most famous volcano and one of its most active, as well as the nature wonders of Thorsmork valley and Landmannalaugar geothermal area.

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Attractions nearby Hella

Miðás Breeding Farm

Midas is a horse farm near Hella in South Iceland. The farm is run by farmers Asta Begga Olafsdottir and Gisli Sveinsson. It features a stable, a r...

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Fljótshlíð

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Urriðafoss

Credit: Wikimedia, Creative Commons. Photo by Árni Hjaltarson Urriðafoss is a waterfall in the Þjórsá river in so...

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Akurey

  Akurey is a small island in Kollafjordur bay, off the shore of Reykjavik. There is plenty of birdlife in the island as many puffins nest the...

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Þjórsá

  The majestic Thjorsa is Iceland‘s longest and second-most volumnous river. The 230 meter long river has its source at the glacier Hofsjo...

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Þríhyrningur

Wikimedia. Creative Commons. Milan Nykodym.  Þríhyrningur (‘Three Peaks Mountain’) is a mountain found in Katla Ge...

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Arnarhóll

Arnarhóll is a hill, situated on the eastern end of Reykjavík’s Old Harbour, and a district in the capital’s downtown area...

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Sólheimar Ecovillage

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Seljalandsfoss

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Gljufrabui

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Selfoss (town)

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Nauthúsagil

Photo by Regína Hrönn Ragnarsdóttir. Nauthúsagil is a narrow ravine in South Iceland, located beneath the glacial volcano E...

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Stokkseyri

Stokkseyri is a village of about 445 people in South Iceland, founded on the great Thjorsarhraun lava. In former times Stokkseyri was an important fis...

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Skálholt

Skalholt is a historical site and an ancient bishop seat in South Iceland. History From 1056 to 1785 Skalholt was one of two episcopal seats in Icel...

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Kerið

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Flúðir

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Brúará

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Ingólfsfjall

Credit: Wikimedia, Creative Commons. Photo by Bromr. Ingólfsfjall is a 551 metre (1807 feet) tall tuff mountain, named after the country&rsquo...

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Eyrarbakki

Eyrarbakki is a fishing village in south Iceland with a population of around 570 people, located at the end of the great Þjórsá&nb...

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Tours near Hella

8 Day Winter Excursion | Guided Circle of Iceland Minibus Tour

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6 Day Guided Winter Tour | Highlights of South, East & North Iceland

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7 Day Self Drive Tour | The Ring Road of Iceland

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7 Day Guided Winter Tour | Half-Circle of Iceland and Flight back to Reykjavik

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12 Day Winter Package | Circle of Iceland & Snaefellsnes Peninsula

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Circle of Iceland with Snaefellsnes Peninsula | 10-Day Winter Package

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9 Day Winter Package | Minibus Excursion of Iceland with Akureyri

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Thorsmork Super Jeep Day Tour

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1-Hour Buggy Tour on Black Sand Beach | Departure from Hella

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Personalised South Coast Day Tour from Reykjavik

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