Hekla


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Hek·la

 (hĕk′lə)
A volcano, 1,491 m (4,891 ft) high, of southwest Iceland. In medieval Icelandic folklore, Hekla was believed to be one of the gateways to purgatory. It is Iceland's most active volcano, having had more than a dozen major eruptions since the 1100s.

Hekla

(ˈhɛklə)
n
(Placename) a volcano in SW Iceland: several craters, subject to fairly frequent eruptions in recent times. Height: 1491 m (4892 ft)
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History perhaps does not record a more dreadful convulsion for I believe excepting the eruptions of Mount Hekla in Iceland, those from Vesuvius & Etna are not to be compared to it either in point of duration or volume.
That happened in 2000 at Mount Hekla and in 2004 in Grimsvotn, both located north of the current eruption.
Such developments are not unknown in Iceland in certain areas and last occurred in 1980 following an eruption of another volcano, Hekla."
Hekla, Landmannalaugar with itOs natural geothermal pool, Eldgj, rsmrk and Skgarfoss as well as the great Gullfoss waterfall and the Geysir area with spouting geysers and boiling hot springs.
Sitting in a hot tub, looking out on Mount Hekla - one of Europe's highest volcanoes at 4,892ft above sea level, which last erupted in 2000 - I saw the weather change from brilliant sunshine to snow to hail to rain and back again within 40 minutes or so.
Hekla volcano to the north, mountains and glaciers towards the east and the Westman Islands to the south.
(2008) Encrustations from three recent volcanic eruptions in Iceland: The 1963-1967 Surtsey, the 1973 Eldfell and the 1991 Hekla eruptions.
16 MOUNT Hekla in Iceland is one of the most active volcanoes in the world and was long believed by many to be the entrance to Hell.