Hella the village – Inhabitants in Rangárþing ytra (western Rangárþing) are 1518 (1st of January 2013). The borders of the district are by Ásahreppur district, from the river Þjórsá in the west, to the glacier Vatnajökull in the north. The south borders are from the glacier Mýrdaljökull to the river Eystri-Rangá. In Rangárþing ytra are extensive agricultural productions. In the area you can find many well known nature resources and historical places for example Hekla, Landmannalaugar and the sagatrail of Njáls saga.
The district’s most populated area is the village Hella with 784 inhabitants (1st of January 2013). Hella’s primary businesses are service for the agriculture, inhabitants and the tourism industry.
At Hella you can find, a bank, a post office, a tourist information center, a hotel, guesthouses, camping sites, restaurants, shops, a pharmacy, a healthcare center, a sport center, a swimming pool, primary school, car services, rescue team, gas stations and other businesses and public services.
Pictures from Rangárþing ytra and places nearby :
Hella historic walk – You can also find it on the app, WAPP
www.wapp.is/en/ You can download the app (free) and see all the places in the Hella historic walk and much more about the village Hella.
We set off at Miðjan ( The Centre). There are plenty of parking spaces and public toilet below ground. Hella village dates from the time when Þorsteinn Björnsson bought a part of Helluvað farmland by the old bridge over Outer-Rangá and built a store there in 1927. Up until then old dairy farm in Rauðilækur. He named the shop Hella and the village derives its name from there.
Farmers in Rangá District founded Þór Co operative in 1935 and bought the store from Þorsteinn. The Co-Op laid the foundation to the settlement wich later rose in Hella.
The village grounds are part of the old farms Helluvað and Gaddastaðir. This guide of Hella leads visitors through the village and provides information about some of the many interesting places we pass.
This route is sponsored by the municipality of Rangárthing ytra and the Cultural Hertiage Agency of Iceland.
Rangárþing ytra is governed by a town council, which consists of seven elected officials.
The offices of town hall are located at: Sudurlandsvegur 1, Hella. See map here. Open from 9 am – 15 pm on Mondays to Thursdays. Open from 9 am – 13 pm on Fridays.