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Climbing Hekla: Top Outdoor Adventures Awaiting You


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And unconventional stratovolcano in south-central Iceland.

When we speak of Hekla we can not say that it is simply a stratovolcano of 1491 meters located in the region of Suðurland, Iceland. It is not even enough to mention that it has erupted 20 times and that it is potentially active. This mountain has more features that make it unique: it is extremely long and has the shape of an inverted boat, an appearance that can only be compared to one volcano in the world, located in Chile, South America. Also, unlike most stratovolcanoes, Hekla does not have a single crater. That is why it erupts through a crack on one of its ridges. The last eruption was in the year 2000. As you can see, it will be an exciting adventure, full of adrenaline, emotions and challenges. Find below the best guided mountain climbing trips in Hekla.

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FAQs: Mountain Climbing in Hekla

Why should I choose Hekla for my Mountain Climbing adventure?


The region of Suðurland is in the south of the country. Its capital city is Selfoss and not only has several volcanic formations, such as Hekla. It also houses large glaciers, many streams and several waterfalls. A perfect place for those looking for a multi-activity experience.

Myths that do not daunt

Many years ago, the Hekla volcano was considered "The Entrance of Hell" or "The Judas Prison". It was believed that it was one of the routes used by the devil to transport the souls to the glaciers of the sea and freeze them. However, these legends remained in the past.

**Landscapes **

In terms of landscapes, Iceland and its southern region have no competition. In your mountain climbing trip, take a time to visit its icy lagoons, cliffs, canyons and beaches of unique colors. These are just some of the sceneries that you will find in the surroundings of Hekla.

When is the best time to travel to Hekla for Mountain Climbing?

Summer (June-September) is the high season, the time when more people come to Iceland. The weather is softer and the days are longer, ideal conditions for a mountain climbing trip.

What can I expect from the weather during my Mountain Climbing trip in Hekla?

The temperature in Iceland is higher than you might expect, but it is still cold. The average temperature is around 1 or 2ºC in winter, and around 12 °C in summer. But it can drop to -10 °C, or rise to 20 or 25°C.

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What currency is accepted around Hekla?

Icelandic crown

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