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Mt. Hekla

Hekla is one of Iceland's most active volcanoes. With over 20 eruptions in and around the volcano since 874. During the Middle Ages, Europeans called the volcano the "Gateway to Hell".

The most infamous volcano in Iceland

Hekla is part of a large volcanic ridge. The most active part of this ridge, is a fissure about named Heklugjá.

Many Europeans believed that Hekla was one of two known entrances of Hell.  Many extraordinary and dreadful legends about the volcano existed and was unclimbed until 1750, when two naturalists hiked to the summit. Up there, they could not find anything to substantiate the legend and since then, the mountain is frequented by all kinds of people.  The easiest way up is from the north.  On a fine day, the view from up there is simply unbelievable.

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Our south coast tour was lovely! The black sand beaches felt almost other worldly. Waterfalls are stunning. The south coast tour is a must!...even though it is a very long day. However, booking with Reykjavik Sightseeing is a really great option. Of the four companies we had tours with, they were by far the best.

- kandice B, October 2017

"Golden Circle Tour with a Toddler"

Visiting the Golden Circle with Reykjavik Sightseeing was a great experience. They had a car seat for our 18 month old that allowed him to easily see out the window during the ride between stops. The buses are very nice, and they provide a tablet with tour facts.

- bas517, October 2017

"Northern Lights Tour"

Amazing team! Very knowledgeable. You can go every Day until you see it! No extra charge. On the second time they found an amazing spot and the whole group had an amazing time!

- Silvia P, September 2017