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Hella

Hella is the municipality's main population centre, with over 800 residents. The economy of Hella consists mainly of services to the agricultural sector. The town hosts a slaughterhouse for large livestock, a meat processing plant, chicken slaughterhouse and adjacent processing plant, veterinary centre, incubation station, automobile workshop, electrical workshop, woodworking shop and various other smaller agricultural service providers.

Hella also has a grocery store, restaurants, hotel and guesthouses, nursing and retirement homes, swimming pool, laundry, healthcare centre, glass workshop, fish processing and seafood store, electrical appliance and gift store, bank, post office, camping ground, pharmacy, tyre shop, gas station, sports facilities, primary and nursery schools, as well as various other services and public bodies. In addition, the town hall and service centre for the municipality are located in Hella.

Hella's history began in 1927, when a shop was opened at the location. It was later replaced by the co-operative society Þór, and as the co-op grew and prospered, Hella became the main trading centre in the western part of the Rangárvallasýsla region, extending across the farmlands Gaddstaðir, Helluvað and Nes at Rangárvellir.

The village grew considerably in the sixties when many of the people working on the development of power plants in the area built homes and settled there. Growth slowed down after that, but since the turn of the century, Hella has grown steadily, with new apartments being constructed every year.

One of the best-known equine sports facilities in Iceland is located in Hella: Gaddstaðaflatir, also known as Rangárbakkar. The facilities include competition pitches for riding sports as well as an indoor riding arena. Five national meets have been held there, in 1986, 1994, 2004, 2008 and 2014, and the sixth is planned in 2020.

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Hella
GPS Points N63° 50' 5.395" W20° 24' 3.357"
Postal code

850

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Gaddstaðaflatir Camping Ground
Camping
  • Gaddastaðaflatir
  • 850 Hella
  • 776-0030
Skinnhúfa
Guesthouses
  • Skinnhúfa
  • 851 Hella
AtvTravel.is
Snowmobile & Snowcat Tours
  • Lambalækur
  • 861 Hvolsvöllur
  • 661-2503, 661-2504
Laugaland Camping Ground
Camping
  • Laugaland í Holtum
  • 851 Hella
  • 895-6543, 895-6543
Uxahryggur - Cottage
Cottages
  • Uxahryggur
  • 851 Hella
  • 517-7333
Unastadir cottage
Cottages
  • Unastaðir í landi Reynifells lóð F-2
  • 851 Hella
  • 566-8914, 849-1216, 822-7055
Edda's B&B
Bed & Breakfast
  • Hlíðarvegur 15
  • 860 Hvolsvöllur
  • 487-8687, 861-8687
Fagrahlíð Guesthouse
Farm Holidays
  • Fljótshlíð
  • 861 Hvolsvöllur
  • 863-6669
Vestri-Gardsauki / Garðsauki Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Vestri Garðsauki
  • 861 Hvolsvöllur
  • 4878078, 867-3440
Hvolstun 15
Bed & Breakfast
  • Hvolstún 15
  • 860 Hvolsvöllur
  • 866-6101
Hotel Hvolsvöllur
Hotels
  • Hlíðarvegur 7
  • 860 Hvolsvöllur
  • 487-8050
Guesthouse Arnarhvoll
Apartments
  • Hvolsvegur 30
  • 860 Hvolsvöllur
  • 666-2211
Hotel Hella
Hotels
  • Þrúðvangur 6
  • 850 Hella
  • 4874800
Langbrok Café
Camping
  • Kirkjulækur
  • 861 Hvolsvöllur
  • 8634662
Kornhóll
Cottages
  • Sámsstaðir 1 - lóð nr. 4
  • 861 Hvolsvöllur
Icelandic Cottages
Guesthouses
  • Hraunmörk Flóahreppur
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 898-0728, 567-0728
Snotra House
Guesthouses
  • Ásvegur 3
  • 851 Hella
  • 853-4600
Fagrabrekka
Guesthouses
  • Syðri-Rauðilækur
  • 851 Hella
  • 696-6004, 487-5051
Eg homestay
Bed & Breakfast
  • Stóragerði 1a
  • 860 Hvolsvöllur
  • 772-2929
Welcome Riverside Guesthouse
Apartments
  • Þrúðvangur 37
  • 850 Hella
  • 487-1212
Welcome Riverside Guesthouse
Apartments
  • Þrúðvangur 32
  • 850 Hella
  • 487-1212
Fishing lodge at Eystri Ranga
Guesthouses
  • Eystri Rangá
  • 861 Hvolsvöllur
  • 531-6100, 774-7589
Dægra Cottages
Cottages
  • Dægra I
  • 861 Hvolsvöllur
Eldstó Art Café/ Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Austurvegur 2
  • 860 Hvolsvöllur
  • 482-1011, 691-3033
Ketilhus
Cottages
  • Ketilhúshagi 33
  • 851 Hella
  • 564-5510
Welcome Riverside Guesthouse
Apartments
  • Þrúðvangur 34
  • 850 Hella
  • 487-1212
Hvolsvöllur Guesthouse
Bed & Breakfast
  • Hlíðarvegur 17
  • 860 Hvolsvöllur
  • 696-0459
Hótel Dyrhólaey
Hotels
  • Mýrdalur
  • 871 Vík
  • 4871333
Nefsholt
Cottages
  • Nefsholt
  • 851 Hella
  • 487-6514, 899-6514
Gistiheimili Bjargar
Guesthouses
  • Njálsgerði 15
  • 860 Hvolsvöllur
Árbakki
Farm Holidays
  • Árbakki 47
  • 851 Hella
  • 562-0032, 699-8764
Ásgarður
Cottages
  • Ásgarður
  • 860 Hvolsvöllur
  • 487-1440
Þjodolfshagi 3
Farm Holidays
  • Þjóðólfshagi 3
  • 851 Hella
  • 867-7005, 482-1954, 661-7901
Kaldbakur
Guesthouses
  • Kaldbakur
  • 851 Hella
  • 8621957
Loa's Nest
Guesthouses
  • Árbæjarvegur 271
  • 851 Hella
  • 8949151
Hotel Selið
Hotels
  • Stokkalæk
  • 851 Hella
  • 8473533
Spoi Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Hlíðarvegur 15
  • 860 Hvolsvöllur
  • 861-8687
Kanslarinn
Hotels
  • Dynskálum 10c
  • 850 Hella
  • 4875100
Selalækur Country Guesthouse
Farm Holidays
  • Selalækur 3
  • 851 Hella
  • 848-9220
Midholl guest house
Guesthouses
  • Miðhóll
  • 851 Hella
  • 898-5828
Guesthouse Nonni
Bed & Breakfast
  • Arnarsandur 3
  • 850 Hella
  • 894-9953
Miðtún
Apartments
  • Miðtún 2
  • 861 Hvolsvöllur
Rangárbakki
Cottages
  • Langanesi
  • 861 Hvolsvöllur
Álfasteinn Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Þjóðólfshagi 25
  • 851 Hella
  • 772-8304
Oldubakki
Bed & Breakfast
  • Öldubakki 31
  • 860 Hvolsvöllur
  • 544-8990
Hvolsvöllur Camping Ground
Camping
  • Austurvegur 4
  • 860 Hvolsvöllur
  • 866-8945, 898-2454
Mið-Sel
Cottages
  • Mið-Sel
  • 851 Hella
Bitra Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Bitra
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 480-0700
Fjarkastokkur
Farm Holidays
  • Fjarkastokkur
  • 851 Hella
  • 893-3837
Gilsbakki 2
Bed & Breakfast
  • Gilsbakki 2
  • 860 Hvolsvöllur
BORG apartments
Apartments
  • Nýbýlavegur 44
  • 860 Hvolsvöllur
  • 664-5091
Norðurnes, Bjalli & Sel
Cottages
  • Skinnhúfa
  • 851 Hella
  • 662-5555
Merkurhraun 11
Apartments
  • Merkurhraun 11
  • 801 Selfoss
Árhús - Árhús Information Center Hella
Guesthouses
  • Rangárbakkar 6
  • 850 Hella
  • 4875577

Others

Hella Horse Rental
Day Tours
  • Gaddstaðaflatir
  • 850 Hella
  • 8645950
Horsetravel.is
Horse Activities
  • Hrólfsstaðahellir
  • 851 Hella
  • 862-8101
Þjóðólfshagi
Day Tours
  • Þjóðólfshagi 1
  • 851 Hella
  • 898-3038
Toptours / Erlingur Gíslason
Day Tours
  • Þrúðvangur 36a
  • 850 Hella
  • 487-5530, 861-1662
Hraun Hestar, Landmannalaugar Riding Tours
Horse Activities
  • Lýtingsstaðir
  • 851 Hella
  • 868-5577
AtvTravel.is
Snowmobile & Snowcat Tours
  • Lambalækur
  • 861 Hvolsvöllur
  • 661-2503, 661-2504
Buggy X-Treme
Day Tours
  • Fossalda 1
  • 850 Hella
  • 772-9922
Hella Golf Club
Golf Courses
  • Strönd
  • 851 Hella
  • 487-8208
Íslenskar hestaferðir ehf.
Travel Agency
  • Ás 1
  • 851 Hella
  • 897-3064

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