Mount Hekla is located in the highly active ‘volcanic zone’ along the south shore and is the most active volcano in Iceland with more than 20 eruptions since 874. Hekla means ‘hooded,’ named after the clouds that obscure the summit. In ancient times Hekla was believed to be the entrance to the netherworld. This is where the phrases, ‘Go to Heck’ and ‘What the Heck?’ originated.


Recommended tours in this area


Landmannalaugar and Hekla Volcano

A unique tour in Super Jeep through the rugged terrain of Fjallabak, a region in the southern interior. Drive along Mt. Hekla towards Landmannalaugar and the renowned geothermal baths.

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