Splendid modern exhibition on Hekla, one of the world’s most famous volcanoes, believed in olden times to be the gateway to Hell. The exhibition provides insight into the overwhelming power of the volcano, and the way that Icelanders have lived with the mountain over the centuries. Various cultural events are held at the centre, which is decorated by an art piece made from lava by Ragna Róbertsdóttir. The building is beautifully designed by EON architects and won the Interior Design Magazine award in 2014. The Hekla Centre provides guidance on the best routes near the mountain. Other facilities include a fine restaurant and meeting and conference facilities.