Hekla Volcano

You will find one of Iceland most famous active volcanoes Hekla about 2 hours’ drive from capital Reykjavik.

The volcano is characterized by a 3.4-mile- (5500) long fissure called Heklugjá, which is active along its entire length during major eruptions.

Lava flows issuing from this fissure have contributed to the volcano’s elongated shape.

Hekla stands 4,892 feet (1,491 metres) above sea level at the eastern end of the island’s most extensive farming region. In the Middle Ages, it was known as 'The Gateway to Hell'.


South Iceland

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  • Lattitude: 63.992261
  • Longitude: -19.665815