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Climbing Hekla

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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There are many reasons for choosing Mountain Climbing in Hekla

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.


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Best time to visit

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


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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