Stracta Hotel is strategically located in the South of Iceland, in the outskirts of the town of Hella. The hotel is just about an hour and a half drive from Reykjavík city and in close proximity to some of Iceland´s most famous and most frequently visited natural phenomena. Nature in all its splendor surrounds the hotel and the area is etched in history and culture too.

Staying at Stracta Hotel you can choose from various activities in the neighborhood such as, horseback riding, golf, swimming, hiking, kayak and cave exploring.  Furthermore, there is a small airstrip in Hella for small airplanes. Contact our reception for further information and booking.

Northern Lights

Stracta Hotel is an ideal place to explore the Northern Lights. The lights at Stracta are special designed and faced down to avoid light pollution. Our guests can stay in the Jacuzzi in the garden and enjoy the fabulous view of the sky. We also offer a Northern Lights wake up call, so that you'll never miss the splendor of the auroras.

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Horseback riding

The Icelandic horse is unique in that it has 5 gaits. No other horse breed has the fifth gait called "tölt". While riding an Icelandic horse doing a tölt, you can hold a glass of champagne without spilling a drop. The ride is that smooth. From Hella there are various tours to choose from, both long and short tours. Please have a look at our selection of tours below or contact the reception desk for further information.

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Glacier and ice cave tours

Explore the frozen side of Iceland with these exciting glacier adventures. Such as glacier hiking, snowmobiling, ice climbing and ice cave excursions around South Iceland.

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Volcanoes

Iceland has 31 volcanoes, making it a volcanic and geothermal hotspot. One volcano that is located just 30 minutes away from our hotel is Eyjafjallajökull, which famously erupted in 2010. With these fun tours, you'll learn all about Eyjafjallajökull and other nearby volcanoes and how lava has changed Iceland's nature over the centuries.

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Lava cave tours

The Lava Tunnel (known as Raufarholshellir in Icelandic) is a massive cave system created by an volcanic eruption over 5000 years ago. Take a tour through this extraordinary natural phenomenon under the guidance of an experienced and knowledgeable guide.

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Buggy and dogsledding adventures

Experience what Iceland has to offer with these incredible Buggy/ATV and Dogsledding tours.

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Helicopter and airplane tours

Get to know Iceland and its stunning nature from above. These luxurious helicopter and fixed wing tours are the best way to experience all of what Iceland has to offer, from landing on top of glaciers to flying over the vast and uninhabited highlands.

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Kayaking

For those who want to experience something special, Kayaking can be a challenge. We arrange a tour for you to the village of Stokkseyri (40km from our hotel) where there is a possibility to paddle on a kayak in some pretty spectacular surroundings. Please have a look at our selection of tours below or contact the hotel's reception desk for further information.

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Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands)

The Westman Islands are one of Iceland's best kept secrets. This archipelago of 15 islands is located a short distance from the south coast of Iceland. The islands have a rich history, unique volcanic landscape and very heartwarming and welcoming inhabitants, of which there are only around 4200.

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Geothermal bathing

For centuries the Icelanders have used the geothermal water for bathing and recreation. In the hotel garden there is a steam bath and jacuzzi available for all our guest´s. 

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Golf

A Stone throw away from the hotel is an 18 hole golf course. It is an amazing experience to play golf and have a view to Mt. Hekla and Mt. Eyjafjallajökull, Vestman Island and picturesque mountains in the north and west. 

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Frisbee golf

In Hella there is a Frisbee golf course available for our guests. Contact the reception for further information about location.

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Whale whatching

Whale watching has become one of the most popular activities in Iceland. We arrange a tour for our guest´s from Reykjavík or Keflavik. Please contact the receptions desk for further information and booking.

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