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Town of Hella
A village in a pleasant, open position on the eastern bank of Ytri-Rangá river. Meat and poultry processing, trade and service centre. Hella is one of three main regional centres in South Iceland, the other two being Selfoss to the north-west and Hvolsvöllur to the south-east. This trading and agricultural centre provides the neighbouring farms with a wide range of services.
In the begining, Hella was a trading center built on the site of Gaddastađir, a small farm. Hella became a official trading centre in 1927 and since the its population has grown steadily.
To the north, aprx. Ten kilometres, is Gunnarsholt, a site of the State Soil Reclamation (Landgrćđsla Ríkisins), an experimental station for cultivation of grain.
Hella is a convenienly located when seeing some of the most notable sights and attractions in South Iceland.
2 km away on the western bank of the river are the 12 caves of Aegissida, believed to have been made
and used Irish monks and early Christian recluses and well before the first Vikings arrived to Iceland in the 9th
century. Hella, as a part of south Iceland, is also known for it's horse culture and hosts the Icelandic National Horese show in 2000 - Landsmót.
Hella tourist services include a hotel and guesthouses, sleeping-bag accommodation, campsite, car rental, restaurants and golf courses.
Location and what to
do around Hella
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