Stracta Hotel is strategically located in the South of Iceland, in the town of Hella. The hotel is 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.

While staying at Stracta Hotel you can choose from various activities in the neighborhood such as, horseback riding, hunting for the Northern Lights, swimming, hiking, kayaking and exploring the stunning Icelandic nature which ever way you like. Be it through a guided tour, in a superjeep, on buggies or even from a helicopter.

Please note: Not all of the tours we offer leave from the hotel itself. Some require you to have your own mode of transport to be able to meet the tour operator at a given location.

Transfer to/from Keflavík Airport or Reykjavík

Private transfer service between Stracta Hótel and Keflavík International Airport (KEF) or Reykjavík. The transfer service uses luxury cars that can transport anywhere from 1 to 19 passengers.

This is a family friendly transfer and vehicles can be supplied with child seats. We also offer wheelchair accessible vehicles for travelers with limited mobility. 

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Kayaking

For those who want to experience something special, Kayaking can be a challenge. Our kayak tours are operated near the town 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.

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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.

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Super jeeps

Hop aboard a super jeep and experience some of the most remote natural attractions in south Iceland and the highlands. These are the perfect tours for those looking to experience some of Iceland's lesser traveled areas and the thrill of crossing rough terrain in a super jeep.

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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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Buggy/ATV adventures

Experience Iceland in a totally unique way with these incredible Buggy/ATV tours on the black sand beaches and over the sand dunes of 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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Helicopter tours

Get to know Iceland and its stunning nature from above. These luxurious helicopter 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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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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Northern Lights

Stracta Hotel is an ideal place to explore the Northern Lights. The lights around the hotel are specially designed and face down to avoid light pollution. Our guests can stay in the hot tubs 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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Interesting places near Hella

Nature in all its splendor, surrounds the hotel and the area is etched in history and culture, too.

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Geothermal bathing

For centuries the Icelanders have used the geothermal water for bathing and recreation. In the hotel garden you'll find both saunas and hot tubs available for all our guests to use at their leisure.

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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 and locals alike. Feel free to contact staff at the reception desk for further information about the location.

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