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Hella

4.3
Waterfalls · Fishing Charters & Tours · Historic Sites

Popular things to do in Hella

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Waterfall
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Horseback Riding Tour
Horseback Riding Tours
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Fishing Charter / Tour
MudShark Tours
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
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Outdoor Activity
Hekluhestar
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
Hella is a small town in southern Iceland on the shores of the river Ytri-Rangá and has, as of 2011, 781 inhabitants.Hella is situated to the east of Reykjavík on the Hringvegur (Route 1) between Selfoss and Hvolsvöllur.OverviewThe name of the town comes from caves near the river. It is said that Irish monks lived there in the times of first settlement. There are small industries as well as shops. As in other regions of the country, tourism is a growing sector. The volcano Hekla is nearby so it is possible to go hiking there as well as to make excursions to other tourist attractions such as Landmannalaugar or Þórsmörk.The founding of Hella started in 1927 when Þorsteinn Björnsson built a store over by the bridge Ytri-Rangá in the land of Gaddstaðaflatir. That founder of Hella was built a memorial at the celebration of Hella's 50 years since the founding of it at 1977. Our Iceland tour itinerary maker website allows you to schedule your trip to Hella, learn about its attractions, and find out about where else to go during your holiday.

Side trips from Hella

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Waterfall
Skogafoss Skogar
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Beach
Black Sand Beach Vik
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Geologic Formation
Dyrhólaey Vik
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Beach
Reynisfjara Beach Vik
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Hella

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Litla Lopasjoppan
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes
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Waterfall
Thjofafoss
4.1
Duration: 30 minutes
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Historic Site
Keldur
3.4
Duration: 30 minutes
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Specialty Museum
Hekla Centre
1.4
Duration: 2 hours

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