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Hekla Volcano Tours

Climbed for the first time by two naturalists in 1750, Hekla had been the topic of many speculations ever since the year 874; but what Europeans believed was one of the two gateways to hell turned out to be Iceland’s most active volcano. Hiking Hekla is one of the most popular things to do in Iceland, thanks to magnificent views of the Fjallbak Mountains and Vatnajökull glacier.

Hekla has the shape of an overturned boat. Its tip is covered in craters and its flanks are blanketed by thick layers of lava flow and ash from previous eruptions. In fact, Hekla has produced one of the largest volumes of lava in the world over the last millennium, at around 8 cubic kilometers. Hekla is 1491-meters high and is the most active part of a much larger volcanic drift. Because of its age, size and frequent eruptions, Hekla has covered a rather large portion of Iceland in powdered dust which, nowadays, is used to date eruptions of other volcanoes.

Practical Info

Hekla Volcano is located in southwestern Iceland, roughly 120 kilometers from Reykjavik. The visitor center in Leirubakki (accessible via routes 1 and 26) houses a hotel, a restaurant, and a multimedia exhibition the history of Iceland and Hekla’s sometimes tragic influence on human development in the region. It is open year-round from 10AM to 9PM. There are also several day trips leaving from Reykjavik. The hike to the top of Hekla and back takes roughly 8 hours. 

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Landmannalaugar and Hekla Volcano Day Trip by Super Jeep from Reykjavik, Reykjavik, null
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Landmannalaugar and Hekla Volcano Day Trip by Super Jeep from Reykjavik

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Hekla volcano is one of Iceland’s most extraordinary geological wonders. When you join this 9-hour 4X4 superjeep tour, it will give you a chance to walk on ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $422.03
Landmannalaugar Super Jeep Tour from Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Day Trips
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Landmannalaugar Super Jeep Tour from Reykjavik

Landmannalaugar nature reserve is the hidden gem in the highlands of Iceland along with Hekla volcano. Natural hot spring to bathe in all year around. A ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: Flexible

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Landmannalaugar Hot Springs and Hike in the Highlands, Reykjavik, Day Trips
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Landmannalaugar Hot Springs and Hike in the Highlands

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The wonder of Southern Iceland! This journey takes you through the beautiful countryside of southern Iceland and the central highlands. See colorful mountains ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $206.28
Landmannalaugar and Hekla Volcano Private Guided Day Tour from Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Day Trips
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Landmannalaugar and Hekla Volcano Private Guided Day Tour from Reykjavik

Available - All year - every day as a private tour.Except in spring when the area is closed,  normally from mid May to mid June. Pick up at 08.00 Duration 9-10 ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavík, Iceland
Duration: 9 to 11 hrs

From USD $1,728.44
Landmannalaugar and Hekla Volcano Guided Day Tour from Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Attraction Tickets
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Landmannalaugar and Hekla Volcano Guided Day Tour from Reykjavik

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Super Jeep trip - Landmannalaugar and Hekla volcano, Explosion craters, Ash wasteland, Natural geothermal pool dip.

Location: Reykjavík, Iceland
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $391.21
Private Tour: Iceland Highlands, Landmannalaugar, and Hekla Day Trip by Jeep, Reykjavik, Day Trips
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Private Tour: Iceland Highlands, Landmannalaugar, and Hekla Day Trip by Jeep

Enjoy this private day trip from Reykjavik and take in the magical beauty of Icelandic highlands and lowlands, stopping by natural wonders en-route to ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $307.93
South Coast Glacier Tour from Reykjavik with Live Guide and Touch-Screen Audio Guide, Reykjavik, ... 
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South Coast Glacier Tour from Reykjavik with Live Guide and Touch-Screen Audio Guide

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Discover the natural beauty of Iceland on this 11-hour south coast glacier tour from Reykjavik. Delve into the Icelandic countryside and listen as your ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $183.75
South Coast Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik with Guide and Touchscreen Audio, Reykjavik, Day Trips
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South Coast Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik with Guide and Touchscreen Audio

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 57 Reviews

Explore beaches, glaciers, and volcanoes along the south coast of Iceland on this 11-hour day trip from Reykjavik. Travel along the southern shores of Iceland ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $93.65
Southern Coast and Waterfalls Full-Day Bus Tour from Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Day Trips
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Southern Coast and Waterfalls Full-Day Bus Tour from Reykjavik

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Your small-group full-day tour will take you through the ever-changing landscape of south Iceland to discover some of the country's biggest volcanoes, glaciers ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $87.73
Small Group South Iceland, Waterfalls & Glacier Hiking Adventure, Reykjavik, Full-day Tours
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Small Group South Iceland, Waterfalls & Glacier Hiking Adventure

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Discover the dramatic black-sand beach of Reynisfjara, thundering waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls and join your certified glacier guide ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $164.78

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