Nearest towns or place of interest :

Selfoss 36 km | Landmannalaugar 98 km  R 26/225 | Hrauneyjar  (via road 26) 78 km | Thykkvibaer 16 km <- Hella ->  Hvolsvollur 13 km

Bus to Hella   | Bus Reykjavik Hella Thorsmork | Bus to Landmannalaugar |


Region: South Iceland
Coordinates: 63.835° N 20.391° W
Weather: °C, Wind at km/h, % Humidity
Population: 781

About Hella

This town started developing before the middle of the 20th century, when most of the rivers in the southwestern lowlands had been bridged. It is situated on the banks of one of the best salmon rivers of the country and the inhabitants base their livelihood on services rendered to the agricultural surroundings, commerce, industry and tourism.

Just southeast of the town is a race course, where horse shows are held regularly and every summer in July a very popular family festival takes place there. The town offers a good hotel and cottages on the river banks, restaurants and all kinds of recreational opportunities, such as sightseeing tours, horse rentals, dog sledge tours and fishing.East of town is an airfield, where The Gliders’ Association holds its competitions.

Some Bus Company´s serves this town and connects it with the capital in the west, and Thorsmork and Landmannalaugar during summer.

If you like to go to Landmannalaugar, Thorsmork or Skogar. Park your car at Hella bus stop.
Please note that unless a seat is booked in advance bus company’s can not guarantee availability.
To book select your departure place!!!
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Hiking bus passport

Hella in Icelandic


South Shore to Vik, Travel Guide

Hella is on saga trail

Practical Information going to the Highlands

Photo Credit: Visit South Iceland

in Hella

Nearby Hella