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Caves of Hella

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Twelve man-made caves have been discovered on the land of Ægissíða by Hella on the South Coast of Iceland. Four of them have been open to the public. The historical site is Iceland's oldest still standing archaeological remains. Some believe the caves to date even further back than the settlement of the Nordic Vikings.  

The wonders of the Caves of Hella include ancient crosses, wall carvings, and carved seats.

Mystery surrounds the caves and for centuries people have wondered:

  • Are the caves the handiwork of the Celts?
  • Were the caves a place of ancient worship?

Caves of Hella offer a great opportunity to explore these historic caves in Iceland. Join us to discover the secrets they hold and experience the magical Underworld of the South.

The Caves are located right next to Route 1 (the Ring Road), an approximately hour drive from Reykjavik. 

Caves of Hella

Caves of Hella

Twelve man-made caves have been discovered on the land of Ægissíða by Hella on the South Coast of Iceland. Four of them have been open to the public.
Ytri Ranga river

Ytri Ranga river

Ytri-Rangá flows past Hella. Its source is to the north of Mount Hekla, in Rangárbotnar at Landmannafréttur, where it surfaces in several places from
Hella Swimming pool

Hella Swimming pool

The thermal pool in Hella is 25 x 11 meters and and suitable for competitions. 5 different pools are available next to the main swimming pool: 1 massa
Self guided walk in Hella

Self guided walk in Hella

The archaeology app takes you on a self-guided tour in the village of Hella. Hella does not have a very long history but there has been a farm, Gaddst
Hella

Hella

Hella is the municipality’s main population centre, with over 800 residents. The economy of Hella consists mainly of services to the agricultural sect
HELLA

HELLA

Inhabitants in Rangárþing ytra (Westen Rangárþing) are 1526 (the year 2016). The borders of the district are by Ásahreppur district, from the river Þj
Stracta Hotel

Stracta Hotel

Stracta Hotel Hella is a new hotel in the South of Iceland. The hotel offers various types of accommodation options. The hotel features a panorama res
Ægissíðufoss waterfall

Ægissíðufoss waterfall

The Ægissíðufoss waterfall in Ytri-Rangá is a few kilometres further down the river from Hella. The waterfall is a well-known fishing location on the

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