Hella is a village in South Iceland, located 97 km east of the capital city of Reykjavik. It's an important base for adventures into the highlands, to places such as Landmannalaugar and Þórsmörk. Hella is a very tranquil village of only aprox. 750 inhabitants, situated on the South Iceland's interior lowlands. It was blessed with a beautiful setting, like a green oasis in the desert with the calm and beautiful Rangá river passing through and the stunning view to the surrounding highlands all around. Hella's economy relies on tourism, as well as the chicken factory, slaughter house, glass factory and horse breeding.
Public transportation has always been controversial subject in South Iceland. Currently, Bílar og Fólk is the company offering bus trips in South Iceland, passing through Hella. Timetables can be found at their website http://www.bogf.is/is
Swimming Pool Útskálar 6, 850 Hella, Tel. (+354 487 5334). The newly refurbished swimming pool and spa is an amazing place to unwind, alone or with family or friends. The pool is heated to a comfortable 35°c with natural hot water, and a slide to keep everyone entertained. There's also a variety of pool toys available free of charge. The area also has two hotter jacuzzis, a baby pool and a steam sauna. Entrance fee to the area is around $3 USD.
Handicraft Markets Hekla Handverkshús is a handicraft market run by local women.
Golf Only about 5 km east of Hella is one of Iceland's best golf courses, Strandarvöllur. Clubs can be rented at an extra price. Tel: (+354) 487 8208
Horse Riding The local horse rental is Hekluhestar, leaving from the farm of Árbær, west of Hella.
Hóllinn Viewpoint A small hill, accessible from Freyvangur street, offers amazing view over the surrounding highlands, including Hekla Volcano and the glaciers.
Fishing The river of Ytri Rangá, passing through Hella, is one of Iceland's best salmon rivers, where the rich and famous come to fish. License can be bought through http://www.lax-a.is