The gate to Hell
We start off from Reykjavík and drive through the fertile farm lands of southern Iceland. Soon the snow-covered peak of Hekla, Icelands most famous active volcano, comes into view. Hekla was notorious in medieval Europe as it was believed to be the entrance to hell. Hekla has erupted approximately 20 times the county was settled in the ninth century.
The variations in the lava and vegetation shaped by the forces of erosion create a spectacular setting for the volcano. We drive right up to the edge of the youngest lava field formed during the 2000 eruption. If weather permits, we drive up along the volcanos ridge, which is 900 meters above sea level. From this height we can enjoy a splendid view of the surrounding region.
From the base of the volcano we drive over a truly rugged mountain track past lava fields, explosion craters and hot springs. We head into the Torfajökull glacier area, which is the largest high-temperature geothermal area in Iceland. The mountain scenery and views are spectacular and from the summit we will enjoy a panorama of eight glaciers.
We then head into Landmannalaugar traversing a few streams and rivers in our specially build Super Jeep. We will stop allowing time for exploring or a refreshing dip in the nearby hot springs stream.
Then we advance down the Dómadalur lava fields which presents a truly barren landscape covered in lava ash from Heklas most recent eruption. As we head out of the interior, we will pass by some pumice excavations on our way back to town. The circumnavigation of the great Hekla volcano is a memorable experience and a geological treat.
Min passangers: 2
Operation Time: Jun - sept
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