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Hekla

Hekla is an active stratovolcano located in the south of Iceland, about 120 km from the capital city of Reykjavík. It is one of the most active volcanoes in the world and has erupted more than 20 times since 874 AD. It is the most active volcano in Iceland and is part of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, a divergent tectonic plate boundary that runs along the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.

Hekla stands at 1,491 meters (4,892 feet) above sea level, making it one of the highest peaks in Iceland. It is characterized by steep slopes and a symmetrical cone shape. The volcano is composed of layers of basalt and tephra, with a crater at the summit. It is surrounded by a large area of lava fields and ash deposits, which are evidence of its past eruptions.

The most recent eruption of Hekla occurred in February 2000 and lasted for about three weeks. It produced a large amount of ash and lava, which blanketed the surrounding area. The eruption was preceded by a series of earthquakes and was accompanied by a loud sonic boom.

Hekla is located in the Heklugjá rift valley, which is part of the Þjórsárhraun lava field. This area is a popular tourist destination, as it offers spectacular views of the volcano and its surrounding landscape. It is also home to a variety of wildlife, such as reindeer, Arctic foxes, and ptarmigans.

Hekla has been an important part of Icelandic history and culture for centuries. It is mentioned in the Icelandic sagas, and it is believed that the Norse god Thor used it as a gateway to the underworld. In the Middle Ages, it was believed that Hekla was the entrance to Hell, and it was feared by many. Today, it is still an awe-inspiring sight and a reminder of Iceland’s volcanic past.

Excursion tips for a day in Hekla

As a tourist in Hekla in Iceland, there are many activities to enjoy in a day. Here are a few ideas:

1. Visit the Hekla Volcano and take in the stunning views of the surrounding landscape.

2. Take a tour of the nearby lava fields and learn about the area's volcanic history.

3. Go for a hike and explore the nearby nature trails.

4. Visit the local hot springs and take a dip in the hot water.

5. Take a horseback riding tour to explore the countryside.

6. Sample some of the local cuisine at one of the restaurants in the area.

7. Visit the local museums and learn about the history and culture of Iceland.

8. Go fishing and catch some of the local fish.

9. Visit the local markets and pick up some souvenirs.

10. Go whale watching and observe the majestic creatures in their natural habitat.

Experience Hekla with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Hekla. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Hekla

The climate in Hekla in Iceland is generally cool and wet throughout the year. In the winter, temperatures average around 0°C, with some snowfall and strong winds. In the spring, temperatures start to rise and the days get longer and sunnier, with occasional rain. In the summer, temperatures reach around 10°C with plenty of sunshine and occasional rain. In the autumn, temperatures start to drop and the days become shorter and rainier. Overall, the climate in Hekla is mild and wet, with temperatures rarely dropping below 0°C or rising above 10°C.

Cruise weather for Hekla

Our weather forecast for Hekla helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
May. 30th 2024 May. 30th 2024 max: 4.1 °C
min: 1.4 °C
39.2 m/s
65.9 m/s
94.6 %
13.9 m
95.4 %
1,012 hPa
03:20:30
23:14:27
May. 31st 2024 May. 31st 2024 max: 3.8 °C
min: 1.8 °C
36.0 m/s
60.8 m/s
99.3 %
8.0 m
98.5 %
1,011 hPa
03:17:58
23:17:13
Jun. 1st 2024 Jun. 1st 2024 max: 5.1 °C
min: 2.8 °C
33.8 m/s
61.2 m/s
99.2 %
2.3 m
99.2 %
1,013 hPa
03:15:31
23:19:56
Jun. 2nd 2024 Jun. 2nd 2024 max: 7.2 °C
min: 2.2 °C
41.8 m/s
65.9 m/s
98.6 %
12.2 m
95.7 %
1,009 hPa
03:13:08
23:22:35
Jun. 3rd 2024 Jun. 3rd 2024 max: 7.6 °C
min: 2.7 °C
41.0 m/s
50.0 m/s
59.8 %
21.0 m
71.5 %
1,013 hPa
03:10:50
23:25:10
Jun. 4th 2024 Jun. 4th 2024 max: 8.2 °C
min: 2.3 °C
32.8 m/s
36.0 m/s
50.7 %
24.1 m
59.1 %
1,012 hPa
03:08:38
23:27:39
Jun. 5th 2024 Jun. 5th 2024 max: 6.7 °C
min: 0.7 °C
35.3 m/s
49.3 m/s
42.0 %
24.1 m
57.4 %
1,016 hPa
03:06:30
23:30:04
Jun. 6th 2024 Jun. 6th 2024 max: 5.3 °C
min: 1.3 °C
31.0 m/s
51.8 m/s
82.8 %
24.1 m
56.9 %
1,020 hPa
03:04:29
23:32:23
Jun. 7th 2024 Jun. 7th 2024 max: 9.7 °C
min: 0.3 °C
23.8 m/s
31.3 m/s
24.5 %
24.1 m
56.2 %
1,015 hPa
03:02:33
23:34:35
Jun. 8th 2024 Jun. 8th 2024 max: 7.9 °C
min: 4.8 °C
43.6 m/s
64.4 m/s
100.0 %
20.2 m
69.0 %
1,005 hPa
03:00:45
23:36:42
Jun. 9th 2024 Jun. 9th 2024 max: 6.9 °C
min: 4.7 °C
46.4 m/s
71.3 m/s
100.0 %
9.8 m
87.5 %
999 hPa
02:59:03
23:38:41
Jun. 10th 2024 Jun. 10th 2024 max: 10.1 °C
min: 5.6 °C
31.0 m/s
54.4 m/s
99.6 %
21.3 m
78.8 %
1,001 hPa
02:57:29
23:40:33
Jun. 11th 2024 Jun. 11th 2024 max: 11.2 °C
min: 7.2 °C
29.2 m/s
46.4 m/s
58.3 %
23.9 m
72.1 %
1,006 hPa
02:56:02
23:42:17
Jun. 12th 2024 Jun. 12th 2024 max: 9.7 °C
min: 7.3 °C
23.4 m/s
47.9 m/s
98.1 %
23.1 m
83.0 %
1,008 hPa
02:54:44
23:43:53

Cruises to Hekla

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Scheduled ship calls in Hekla, Iceland
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Jul. 20th 2024 Saturday, 20th of Jul. 2024 Seabourn Venture 07:00 am 12:00 pm
Aug. 9th 2024 Friday, 9th of Aug. 2024 Seabourn Venture 07:00 am 12:00 pm
Aug. 20th 2024 Tuesday, 20th of Aug. 2024 Seabourn Venture 07:00 am 12:00 pm

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