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.