At the time of writing Hekla was closed to hikers because of a worries over potential eruption. Usually, the return hike to the top takes around eight hours, involving rough gravel terrain with snow higher up; you need to contact Ferðafélag Íslands, the Icelandic Hiking Association (w for advice about current routes and conditions. Alternatively, Arctic Adventures (w lead day-hikes to the summit.

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