Hella is a small village located by the river Ytri-Rangá on the Ring Road in the Southern Region in Iceland, approximately 100 kilometers east of Reykjavík. It is one of a handful of towns or villages in Iceland that are inland and traces its origin to trading and agriculture and has nothing to do with fishing and fish processing.
The town of Hvolsvöllur has a bit of a unique history compared to all other towns and villages in Iceland. It is an inland village and the only town in the country that neither stands by sea or a river.
Throughout the centuries, very few harbours or piers have been built on the South coastline in Iceland. Not only is it difficult because of the sand beaches, but also because of the enormous forces of nature that meet on the shoreline.
Höfn is a relatively new town in a historical sense. The towns origin can not be traced back to farms or settlements that developed from trading and fishing centuries back. It is more like several other towns and villages around the coastline, a product of modern times. The first houses that were built in Höfn where trading post in the late 19th-century.