Hella is a small village located in western Rangárthing in South Iceland. It is the most populated area in western Rangárthing with around 800 people calling the village home. The name of the town is derived from the caves near the river, but the Icelandic word for cave is ‘hellir’. The town started to develop around the middle of the 20th century, when most of the rivers in the southwestern lowlands had been bridged. It is located on the banks of one of the best salmon rivers in Iceland but the locals of Hella and the surrounding villages base their livelihood on services rendered to the agricultural industry, commerce and tourism. You will find extensive agricultural productions in the area along with many well known natural wonders and historical places, such as Hekla, Landmannalaugar, Þórsmörk and the saga trail of the famous Njáls saga so the area offers great opportunities for exploring, hiking and for other excursions. The village itself has everything you might need, hotels and camping sites, restaurants, a local swimming pool with a waterslide and splash pool for the kids and all kinds of recreational opportunities such as sightseeing tours, horse rentals, dog sledge tours and fishing.