View at Hengill Volcano
Hengill volcano is situated in the southwest of Iceland, to the south of Þingvellir. The volcano covers an area of about 100 km².
The volcano is still active, evidenced by its numerous hot springs and fumaroles, but the last eruption occurred approximately 2,000 years ago.
The volcano is an important source of energy for the south of the country, which is captured at the Nesjavellir power station and the Hellisheiði power station (approximately 11 km southwest of Nesjavellir).
The area with its mountains and hot springs is well suited for hiking and there are a lot of hiking trails. The small town of Hveragerði with its multitude of hot springs is also part of the Hengill area.