Hekla, one of Iceland's most prominent and active volcanoes, lies near the southern end of the eastern rift zone. It is a stratovolcano reaching to almost 5000 feet (1488 m). Over 20 outbreaks have taken place in the recorded history; the most recent eruption occurred on Feb 26, 2000. Icelanders used to call the volcano the "Gateway to Hell."

 
Photos per page  
close
Continent:
Country:
Destination:

Choose your location:

World Map
Close map