Iceland is known for its otherworldly caves, but the Caves of Hella are truly something else. A fascinating historical site located on the South Coast of Iceland, these man-made caves found in Ægissíða by Hella. Out of twelve discovered caves in the area, four have been opened to the public for guided tours.
The origins of these caves are shrouded in mystery. Situated at a farm called Ægissíða on the bank of the river Ytri-Rangá, they provide a picturesque setting for visitors. But these caves are more than simply a tourist attraction. Some sources indicate that they might have been created by Celts or Irish people before the Viking settlement in Iceland in the 9th century. They are considered to be among the oldest archaeological ruins in Iceland, and offer fascinating insights into Viking and Celtic history.