Hekla Formerly believed to be the entrance to hell Mount Hekla now reaches up to 1.491 metres (4.892 ft.). Being one of icelands most active volcano with over 20 eruptions since the settlement of Iceland some eleven centuries ago. Some of these eruptions have had catastrophic effects like the one in 1104 when Mt. Hekla suddenly woke up after being dormant for about 250 years. In the twentieth century Hekla erupted four times 1947, 1970, 1980, og 1991 the interval of the last three indicating a new era with ten years interval between eruptions. Last one was in February 2000 indicating the mountain is due to erupt! The last two eruptions however where small and lasted only for a short time.

You can expect something totally different from what you have seen before. Take a look at the slideshow (see below) to get an idea.

The trip to Hekla involves 2:30 hours driving to it’s mountain side and then hiking for approximately 5-7 hours.

  • Duration: 10-12 hours in total – 5-7 hours hiking
  • Pick up: Pick up at 8:00 in Reykjavík at your hotel or guesthouse
  • Minimum Age: 14 years
  • Difficulties: Moderate (10-14 km hike with 1.200 m elevation)
  • Group size (min/max): 1 / 4
  • Included: Guiding by a professional AIMG mountain guide
  • All transport

Please bring:

  • Good hiking boots (can be rented)
  • Rain gear
  • Warm outdoor clothing including hat and gloves or mittens
  • Lunch bag and water bottles (approx. 1-2 Liters)

Price per person

1 pax = 119.900 ISK
2 pax = 60.000 ISK
3 – 4 pax = 44.900 ISK

Book your tour now:
For bookings and inquires about the Hekla hiking tour, please contact Jón Gauti by:
Email: jongauti@mountaintours.is or Tel: +354 7877090


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