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20 Aug 2018
“Helkajakull Amazing”
24 Jun 2018
“Great look at an Iceland volcano”
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Iceland's most famous volcano and still very active. The mountain is 1,491 m high and towers impressively above the lowlands of the south. For centuries, Hekla was thought to be the gateway to Hell. There are many walking tracks with the easiest...more
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Reviewed 20 August 2018

Helka Volcano is the 15 year clock of Iceland and I think it is overdue. Standing alone in a very viewable spot seen from many into and out in multiple directions from Selfoss, Iceland it is a great photographer's subject. Enjoy but keep informed of...More

Thank Robert A
Reviewed 24 June 2018

On our self drive around Iceland we spent a night near Hekla. We took rt26 off the Ring Road and got a great view of what has been a quite active volcano over the past many years.

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Reviewed 8 August 2017

We had an SUV and could not make it on many of the "roads" so be careful if you aren't in a super-Jeep. In fact, we drove half way up the volcano and had to drive backwards down it because we couldn't continue. This was...More

2  Thank Lauren S
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Very demanding 3-4hr hike, as there is not really a path directing your way. Only do this if you have good hiking conditions. At Hotel Leirubakki, they can give you information about the hike. We had the gps coordinates on our walking gps and got...More

1  Thank lorev189
Reviewed 29 October 2016

If you go to Landmannaugar on the way back you drive so close to the Hekla vulcano. It is very impressive to see if you know this vulcano can errupt any time. The lava field around it is special to walk on.

3  Thank Patricia R
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

My wife and I visited Hekla because we wanted to see the volcano and area before it erupted. (They are saying any day now) Recommended drive is up RT 26 from RT 1 (Ring Road). You get pretty close. If you want to get closer...More

1  Thank Jed S
Reviewed 10 May 2016

We toured around the lower reaches of Hekla as it was Spring and it wasn't really safe to go too far up the volcano. It is truly majestic. Erupting every ten or so years it must be time soon for it to vent its contents....More

2  Thank Nigel G
Reviewed 10 July 2015

The drive out here was INCREDIBLE. It was like driving on another planet. The black black rock against the white sky and the vivid blue river was incredible. We got lost and that's how we found it but so glad we did.

3  Thank wanderlust81626
Reviewed 8 August 2014

We saw this via a super jeep tour, to be honest unless you've got the time and stamina for a long hike it's probably the only way to get here. The road is a rough track where you're literally driving over mounds of lava. Super...More

7  Thank IOGWFH
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