Hekla, from Hella

Hekla, from Hella

Mt. Hekla, an active stratovalcano, seen from the town of Hella in south Iceland

Mt. Hekla is a stratovolcano located in the south of Iceland, and one of country’s most active volcanoes. The summit sits at a height of 1,491 metres (4,892 ft) and has been labelled as the “Gateway to Hell.” Hekla has produced one of the world’s largest volumes of lava with around 8 km3 being spurted out over the last millennium.