Ytri-Rangá is a river in Hella, popular for salmon fishing. It is over 55 kilometres (34 mi) long, rising north of Hekla, passing to the west of Hella before, 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) further south, joining with the river Þverá to become the Hólsá. Ytri Rangá (The West Rangá) is on the south coast of Iceland, about 35 km east of Selfoss and within a little over an hour’s drive from Reykjavik. From its source to sea is 70 km. The river is for sure, one of the best salmon river in Iceland and is one of the best known salmon river in Iceland. Not only for it’s beauty and great variety of fishing pools, but also for the high volume of salmon caught there every year. West Rangá usually ends as the most productive salmon river in Iceland. Pictures from Rangárþing ytra and places nearby MAP
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.
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. Tel : (+354) 488 7000 Fax: (+354) 488 7001 E-mail: email@example.com