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Top 10 Stunning Volcanoes Around the World

 

Top 10 Stunning Volcanoes Around the World

They are active, dangerous, sometimes causing devastating results, but also creating a fertile soil around them – the volcanoes have been worshiped and feared for ages. Even today some locals make sacrifices to “calm” the volcano down. Here are ten amazing volcanoes, that are active, impressive and definitely worth seeing in your lifetime.

10. The Maelifell Volcano, Iceland

Located on the edge of Myrdalsjökull glacier, the Maelifell volcano has a perfect cone and a green surface, covered with moss. The black soil around the 200 m (656 ft) tall volcano creates a surreal landscape.

Why to go there?

The surroundings are truly unique and there is plenty to do in Myrdalsjökull glacier park, full of volcanoes, hot springs to bath in and picturesque sites.

When to go there?

From late June – the snow has melted by the time and the roads have dried.

Visit: Myrdalsjökull Glacier

Top 10 Stunning Volcanoes Around the World

Photo by Yann Arthus Bertrand

Top 10 Stunning Volcanoes Around the World

Photo by Unknown

Top 10 Stunning Volcanoes Around the World

Photo by Unknown

9. Etna, Catania, Sicily, Italy

The Europe’s tallest and the most popular volcano, that Roman poet Virgil wrote about, is a home of a mythological god Hephaestus and a one-eyed monster Cyclops. Etna is still active, spitting ash, fire and lava, creating a fertile soil. The climb to the 3,329 m (10,922 ft) tall summit takes a full day.

Why to go there?

The volcano is really picturesque and there is plenty to see and do in Catania. Visiting some of the 400 craters, taking an adventure tour to a waterfall, created by lava, speleological tours and, of course, climbing Etna.

When to go there?

To climb the mountain go there from April to November.

Visit: Mount Etna, Etna Excursions

Top 10 Stunning Volcanoes Around the World

Photo by Mario Fagone

Top 10 Stunning Volcanoes Around the World

Photo by Giuseppe Torre

Top 10 Stunning Volcanoes Around the World

Photo by Unknown

Top 10 Stunning Volcanoes Around the World

Photo by Vincenzo Grasso

8. Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania

A popular spot for the climbers, attracting over 35,000 of them a year. It is not a very difficult mountain to climb – you don’t have to be a professional. However, the sickness due to the altitude often prevents from reaching the 5,895 m (19,341 ft) tall peak.

Why to go there?

Africa’s highest mountain has a variety of more or less difficult routes to choose from. If you won’t climb, there’s plenty to see in the Kilimanjaro National Park.

When to go there?

Go there during the dry season: from late June to October and from late December to February or early March.

Visit: Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania Parks

Top 10 Stunning Volcanoes Around the World

Photo by Barbara Jones

Top 10 Stunning Volcanoes Around the World

Photo by Brad Jennings

Top 10 Stunning Volcanoes Around the World

Photo by Phil Robson

Top 10 Stunning Volcanoes Around the World

Photo by Unknown

7. Mount Bromo and Mount Semeru, East Java, Indonesia

Both volanoes are active and located in Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, creating a landscape of a different planet. Semeru is taller and expels smoke, while Bromo fumes constantly. The travel agencies offer various tours, even horse riding on the slopes of Bromo. In late August the locals climb Bromo during a Hindu festival and sacrifice food or flowers, by throwing them into the caldera.

Why to go there?

The pair is really unique and picturesque. However, the eruptions often force to close the access to the volcanoes.

When to go there?

Go there during the dry season from April to October to avoid the floods.

Visit: Bromo Tours, Mount Bromo Tours

Top 10 Stunning Volcanoes Around the World

Photo by Unknown

Top 10 Stunning Volcanoes Around the World

Photo by Unknown

Top 10 Stunning Volcanoes Around the World

Photo by Unknown

Top 10 Stunning Volcanoes Around the World

Photo by Unknown

6. Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica

An active volcano has last erupted in 1968, but it still spits ash and sometimes lava. There are plenty of activities and tours around the slopes of Arenal. The volcano itself is classic: tall and symmetrical – it looks very impressive.

Why to go there?

Besides the volcano itself, there is plenty to see and do in Arenal Volcano National Park: rafting, swimming in the hot springs, waterfall rappelling, mountain bike riding and trekking.

When to go there?

Go there during the dry season, which lasts from February to April.

Visit: Arenal Volcano

Top 10 Stunning Volcanoes Around the World

Photo by Alberto Ghizzi Panizza

Top 10 Stunning Volcanoes Around the World

Photo by Praveen Shankam

Top 10 Stunning Volcanoes Around the World

Photo by Unknown

Top 10 Stunning Volcanoes Around the World

Photo by Unknown

5. Popocatépetl Volcano, Mexico

70 km (43 mi) from Mexico City, Popocatépetl is one of the most active volcanoes in Mexico – its name in Nahuatl means Smoking Mountain. Brave monks have built monasteries in the 16th century on the slopes of the volcano. Today they are preserved by UNESCO.

Why to go there?

Besides being a natural wonder, the surroundings of Popocatépetl is of a historic and cultural significance. Tourists usually take a one day tour from Mexico City.

When to go there?

The best time to climb is from December to March, but only when it is announced safe by the officials.

Visit: Popocatépetl Volcano, Volcano Discovery, Popocatépetl Volcano Tours

Top 10 Stunning Volcanoes Around the World

Photo by Cristobal Garciaferro Rubio

Top 10 Stunning Volcanoes Around the World

Photo by Cristobal Garciaferro Rubio

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Photo by Erik Gómez Tochimani

Top 10 Stunning Volcanoes Around the World

Photo by Cristobal Garciaferro Rubio

4. Mount St. Helens, Washington, USA

The volcano’s eruption in 1980 was one of the most devastating in USA. Only 154 km (96 mi) from Seattle, the eruption killed people, destroyed 298 km (185 mi) of highway and took away a cone summit, leaving a horseshoe crater.

Why to go there?

Many viewpoints to observe the active volcano, helicopter tours, Johnston Ridge Observatory provides more facts on Mount St. Helens – a must see once in the mountainous Washington area.

When to go there?

Go there from May to November – the season is warm and dry, while winters are wet.

Visit: Mount St. Helens, Mount St. Helens Tour, Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument

Top 10 Stunning Volcanoes Around the World

Photo by Ryan Dyar

Top 10 Stunning Volcanoes Around the World

Photo by Unknown

Top 10 Stunning Volcanoes Around the World

Photo by Protik Hossain

3. Mayon Volcano, Albay, Philippines

Its steep slopes form a perfect symmetrical classic volcano. Mayon is active and eruptions are frequent. In 2013 in May the volcano spit ash and rock, forming a cloud 500 meters (1640 fr) above the peak. It killed five climbers, who were on their way to the summit.

Why to go there?

Mayon is truly one of the most beautiful volcanoes, a perfect cone. However, it is dangerous, so the climbers usually are devoted adventurers.

When to go there?

All year round – the weather is mild, with no extreme seasonal changes.

Visit: Mayon Volcano, Volcano World

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Photo by Ferran Vega

Top 10 Stunning Volcanoes Around the World

Photo by Unknown

Top 10 Stunning Volcanoes Around the World

Photo by Dacel Andes

Top 10 Stunning Volcanoes Around the World

Photo by Edwin Martinez

2. Mount Fuji, Tokyo, Japan

The icon of Japan, active Fuji volcano has a beautiful symmetric cone and for several months its summit is covered with snow. There are many routes to the summit: the Kawaguchiko is the most popular – it has huts to stay and rest. Along the scenic Yoshida route there are old shrines, huts and teahouses.

Why to go there?

A must see once in Japan. The paragliding center offers exciting flights from Fuji. Anyone can climb the volcano.

When to go there?

The best time to climb the mountain is from July to August.

Visit: Mount Fuji, Volcano Discovery

Top 10 Stunning Volcanoes Around the World

Photo by Natasha Pnini

Top 10 Stunning Volcanoes Around the World

Photo by Unknown

Top 10 Stunning Volcanoes Around the World

Photo by Anish Adhikari

1. Mauna Loa, Hawaii

The biggest volcano on Earth: measuring from its base on the floor of the ocean, Mauna Loa is 9,170 m (30,085 ft) tall. The active volcanoes still form Hawaii: Kīlauea is the most active one, while Loihi is a submarine volcano – the erupted lava streams straight into the ocean.

Why to go there?

The best place to experience the volcanic power: the whole island is of a volcanic origin. Frequent eruptions from other volcanoes, the amazing landscapes – Hawaii is not only a beach paradise.

When to go there?

Anytime, but the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park officials have to confirm it is safe to visit.

Visit: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Go Hawaii

Top 10 Stunning Volcanoes Around the World

Photo by Unknown

Top 10 Stunning Volcanoes Around the World

Photo by Tom Kualii

Top 10 Stunning Volcanoes Around the World

Photo by Unknown

Top 10 Stunning Volcanoes Around the World

Photo by Nick Selway and CJ Kale

Top 10 Stunning Volcanoes Around the World

Photo by Nick Selway and CJ Kale

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12 Most Amazing Volcanoes on the Planet

 

Last updated on February 2, 2014 in Landscapes | 1 comment

Volcanoes have long been a source of myths and legens. To ancient cultures, volcanoes’ power could only be explained as acts of gods or demigods. We now know that volcanoes are in fact the result of the tectonic movements of the Earth’s crust. But although we understand their inner workings they still represent a force of nature that can be intimidating and bewildering. Here is our list of the most amazing volcanoes in the world.

12Mount Yasur

Mount Yasurflickr/Manogamo

Mount Yasur is an active volcano on Tanna Island, Vanuatu with a height of 361 m (1,184 ft) above sea level. The glow of the volcano was apparently what attracted Captain James Cook on the first European journey to the island in 1774. It is one of the most easily accessible live volcano in the world. Anyone can walk right up and peer down into its fiery belly. Its eruptions, with fire and brimstone and flying ash , usually occur several times an hour.

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11Cotopaxi

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Cotopaxi is the second highest summit in Ecuador, reaching a height of 5,897 m (19,347 ft). The volcano has one of the few equatorial glaciers in the world, which starts at the height of 5,000 meters (16,400 ft). The mountain is clearly visible on the skyline from Quito. Cotopaxi is one of the highest active volcanoes in the world with more than 50 eruptions since 1738. The main danger of a huge eruption of Cotopaxi would be the flow of ice from its glacier.

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10Mount Bromo

Mount Bromoflickr/Zimmelino

Gunung Bromo is an active volcano and part of the Tengger massif, in East Java. At 2,329 meters (7,641 feet) it is not the highest peak of the massif, but it is the most well known. The area is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Java. The top of the volcano has been blown off and the crater inside constantly belches white sulphurous smoke. It is surrounded by the Laut Pasir (Sea of Sand) of fine volcanic sand. The overall effect is unsettlingly unearthly, especially when compared to the lush green valley’s around the Tengger massif.

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9Krakatoa

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Krakatoa (Gunung Krakatau) is a volcanic island between Java and Sumatra. The eruption of mount Krakatoa in August 26-27 in 1883 was among the most violent volcanic events in modern and recorded history. The eruption was equivalent to 200 megatons of TNT—about 13,000 times the nuclear yield of the atomic bomb that devastated Hiroshima. The cataclysmic explosion was distinctly heard as far away as Perth in Western Australia, about 1,930 miles (3,110 km) away. In 1927, eruptions caused smaller Anak Krakatau (“Child of Krakatoa”) to rise from the sea, and the emerging volcanic island continues to grow at an average rate of 7 meters per year. The latest eruption of Anak began in 2008 April and continues today.

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8Arenal Volcano

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Volcán Arenal, is Costa Rica’s most active volcano, located 90 km (56 miles) north-west of San José. The Arenal volcano rises 1,657 meters above sea level and overlooks Lake Arenal. It is geologically considered a young volcano and the age is estimated to be less than 3,000 years. In 1968 Arenal had an eruption and destroyed the small town of Tabacón. Due to the eruption three more craters were created on the western flanks but only one of them still exists today.

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7Mount Etna

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Mount Etna is the second largest active volcano in Europe, currently standing 3,329 meters (10,922 ft) high, though this varies with summit eruptions. The mountain is 21 meter (69 ft) lower now than it was in 1981. Located on the east coast of Sicily, the fertile volcanic soils support extensive agriculture, with vineyards and orchards spread across the lower slopes of the mountain and the broad Plain of Catania to the south.

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6Osorno Volcano

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Volcán Osorno is a 2,652 m (8,701 feet) tall conical stratovolcano lying in the Los Lagos Region of Chile. It stands on the southeastern shore of Lake Llanquihue, and also towers over Todos los Santos Lake. Osorno is known worldwide as a symbol of the local landscape, and is noted for its similar appearance to Mount Fuji. Osorno is one of the most active volcanoes of the southern Chilean Andes, with 11 historical eruptions recorded between 1575 and 1869. The lava flows generated during these eruptions reached both Llanquihue and Todos los Santos Lakes.

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5Mount Vesuvius

Mount Vesuviusflickr/Unhindered by Talent

Mount Vesuvius is best known for its eruption in AD 79 that led to the destruction of the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum and the death of 10,000 to 25,000 people. It has erupted many times since and is today regarded as one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world because of the population of 3,000,000 people living nearby. The height of the main cone has been constantly changed by eruptions but presently is 1,281 m (4,202 ft).

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4Kilauea

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Kilauea is the most recent of a series of volcanoes that have created the Hawaiian Archipelago. It is a very low, flat shield volcano, vastly different in profile from the high, sharply sloping peaks of stratovolcanoes. Kilauea is one of the most active volcano on the Earth, an invaluable resource for volcanologists. Thirty-three eruptions have taken place since 1952, not including the current eruption which started on January 3, 1983 and is still ongoing.

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3Mount Fuji

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Mount Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan at 3,776 meters (12,388 ft). The volcano’s exceptionally symmetrical cone is a well-known symbol of Japan and it is frequently depicted in art and photographs, as well as visited by sightseers and climbers. It is currently classified as active with a low risk of eruption. The last recorded eruption was in 1708. A popular tourist attraction, an estimated 200,000 people climb Mount Fuji every year, 30% of whom are foreigners. The ascent can take anywhere between three and eight hours while the descent can take from two to five hours.

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2Mayon Volcano

Mayon Volcanoflickr/Storm Crypt

Mayon Volcano is renowned as the “Perfect Cone” because of its almost perfectly conical shape. The upper slopes of this amazing volcano are steep averaging 35-40 degrees and are capped by a small summit crater. Its sides are layers of lava and other volcanic material. Mayon is the most active of the active volcanoes in the Philippines, having erupted over 49 times in the past 400 years. The most destructive eruption of Mayon occurred on February 1, 1814 bombarding the nearby towns with volcanic rocks, killing 2,200 locals.

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1Mount Kilimanjaro

#1 of Amazing Volcanoesflickr/paulshaffner

Mount Kilimanjaro is a currently inactive stratovolcano in north-eastern Tanzania, near the border with Kenya. At 5,892 metres (19,331 feet) above sea level, Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest peak and the world’s highest free-standing mountain. As such – and aided by its relatively easy ascent – Kilimanjaro has become a major destination for mountaineers and trekkers from around the world. Although positioned close to the equator, Mount Kilimanjaro is famous as Africa’s snow-capped mountain looming over the plains of the savannah. The top of the mountain however has seen a retreat of the most recent covering of glaciers in recent year.

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10 Most Active Volcanoes In The World

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The volcanoes below are considered especially dangerous due to latest eruptions or due to being included in the Decade Volcanoes list. The Decade Volcanoes list is a list of 16 volcanoes worldwide identified by the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth’s Interior (IAVCEI) as being worthy of particular study in light of their history of large, destructive eruptions and proximity to populated areas.

1. Eyjafjallajökull, Iceland – Icelandic for “Island mountain glacier”, this volcano is one of the smaller ice caps of Iceland. The ice cap covers the caldera of a volcano with a summit elevation of 1,666 meters (5,466 ft). The 2010 eruption caused enormous disruption to air travel across western and northern Europe. About 20 countries closed their airspace to commercial jet traffic and it affected more than 100,000 travelers

Eyjafjallajokull eruption of 2010. Houndreds of flights were cancelled

Eyjafjallajokull eruption of 2010. Houndreds of flights were cancelled

2. Mount Vesuvius, Italy – Located just 9 km (5.6 mi) east of Naples, making it the most densely populated volcanic region in the entire world. Mount Vesuvius has a history of activity that makes it one of the world’s most dangerous volcanoes. It last erupted was in 1944, but the most memorable eruption was the massive eruption of 79 AD, when it buried the cities of Herculaneum and Pompeii

Buried the city of Pompeii in 79 AD - Mount Vesuvius

Buried the city of Pompeii in 79 AD – Mount Vesuvius

3. Sakurajima, Japan – An active volcano and a former island. The lava flows of the 1914 eruption caused the former island to be connected with the Osumi Peninsula. The volcanic activity still continues, dropping large amounts of volcanic ash on the surroundings. Earlier eruptions built the white sands highlands in the region

The lava connected the island to the mainland - Sakurajima

The lava connected the island to the mainland – Sakurajima

4. Mount Merapi, Indonesia – “Fire Mountain” is an active volcano located on the border between Central Java and Indonesia. It is the most active volcano in Indonesia and has erupted regularly since 1548. Thousands of people live on the flanks of the volcano

10 Most Active Volcanoes In The World: Mount Merapi

10 Most Active Volcanoes In The World: Mount Merapi

5. Mount Nyiragongo, D.R of Congo – An active volcano located inside Virunga National Park, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The main crater is about two km wide and usually contains a lava lake. Nyiragongo’s lava lake has at times been the most voluminous known lava lake in recent history. Nyiragongo and nearby Nyamuragira are together responsible for 40% of Africa’s historical volcanic eruptions

Lava lake in Mount Nyiragongo, D.R of Congo

Lava lake in Mount Nyiragongo, D.R of Congo

6. Ulawun, Papua New Guinea – Situated on the island of New Britainit, it is the highest mountain in the Bismarck Archipelago at 2,334 meters (7,657 ft), and one of the most active volcanoes in Papua New Guinea. Several thousand people live near the volcano. There have been 22 recorded eruptions since the 18th century

10 Most Active Volcanoes In The World: Mount Ulawun

10 Most Active Volcanoes In The World: Mount Ulawun

7. Taal Volcano, Philippines – The second most active volcano in the Philippines with 33 historical eruptions. All of these eruptions are concentrated on Volcano Island, an island near the middle of Taal Lake. Taal Volcano and Lake presents one of the most picturesque and attractive views in the Philippines

10 Most Active Volcanoes In The World: Taal Volcano

10 Most Active Volcanoes In The World: Taal Volcano

8. Mauna Loa, Hawaii – One of five volcanoes that form the Island of Hawaii and the largest on Earth in terms of volume and area covered. The Hawaiian name “Mauna Loa” means “Long Mountain”. Lava eruptions from Mauna Loa are very fluid; eruptions tend to be non-explosive and the volcano has relatively shallow slopes

10 Most Active Volcanoes In The World: Mount Loa, Hawaii

10 Most Active Volcanoes In The World: Mount Loa, Hawaii

9. Galeras, Colombia – It summit rises 4,276 meters (14,029 ft) above sea level. It has erupted frequently since the Spanish conquest, with its first historical eruption being recorded on December 7, 1580. A 1993 eruption killed nine people, including six scientists who had descended into the volcano’s crater to sample gases. It is currently the most active volcano in Colombia

10 Most Active Volcanoes In The World: Galeras, Colombia

10 Most Active Volcanoes In The World: Galeras, Colombia

10. Santa María, Guatemala – Its eruption in 1902 was one of the four largest eruptions of the 20th century and one of the five biggest eruptions of the past 200 years

10 Most Active Volcanoes In The World: Santa Maria, Guatemala

10 Most Active Volcanoes In The World: Santa Maria, Guatemala

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The 10 best

Volcano tours

in the world

The 10 best  Volcano tours  In the world

Volcanoes are one of the world’s great tourist attractions. People flock in their droves to experience the otherworldly environments they provide or to witness the spectacular night time displays in eruption. Swide chooses the top 10 volcanoes to visit.

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Volcanoes can provide everything you need for the perfect vacation, from adventure, sight-seeing, danger, otherworldly topography, unique biology as well as the opportunity to relax in geothermal hot springs and a lush and fertile surrounding region producing excellent food produce and wines. Swide has the top 10 volcanoes to visit in the world from Indonesia to Mount St. Helens t Costa Rica.

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Eyjafjallajokull, Iceland

Making the headlines in 2010 fro closing virtually all the airports in North-West Europe, Iceland’s most unpronounceable geological feature served as a reminder of the power of volcanic eruptions to thwart out best-laid plans. The Eyjafjallajokull volcano lies just north of Skogar in Iceland as is one of the island’s smaller ice caps. The caldera is covered with an ice cap, which flows out feeding many glaciers. The spectacular Icelandic landscape is a powerfully arresting environment to witness the primeval force of a volcano and the grim weather and hash surrounds have an eerie yet hauntingly beautiful effect. Take a 4×4 monster truck ride halfway up the volcano’s slopes and along the ridge to the Seljalandsfoss waterfall, then hike the remaining 16 km for 7 hours to the summit.

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Mount Etna, Sicily

The mountain and surrounding area has been added to the Unesco list of World Heritage Sites. From the serene sandy shores of Sicily take a day trip to the fiery heart of the island’s Mount Etna, rising high above the clouds watch the geology change as you enter the rain belt the temperature drops, reach the snow-covered peak and witness the flaming show and clouds of ash. With over 400 craters in the area there are geothermal wonders and recent lava flows at every turn. On your way back down the mountain stop in an olive grove for a typical Sicilian lunch with wine of the region.

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Mount Stromboli, Aeolian Islands

The ‘Lighthouse of the Mediterranean’ take a trip out to the island of Stromboli and experience the unchanged lifestyle of the islanders. The trek up the volcano itself is hard going through the mountains harsh terrain, but the summit is well worth the effort. Take a chartered yacht out to sea to watch the volcano at sunset and in the dark.

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Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica

Just 90 km north-west of San José in the province of Alajuela, lies the Arenal National Park with the Arenal volcano as its centrepiece. Dormant or hundreds of years the volcano erupted unexpectedly in 1968, destroying the small town of Tabacon. It is today one of the most active volcanoes in the world and is currently rumbling away and spewing ash and smoke. It’s a great place to witness lava flows running down the sides of the volcano and the whole area is an extreme sports enthusiast’s paradise with whitewater rafting, zip/line canopy tours, waterfall rappelling, hiking, caving, and horseback riding. Additionally there’s plenty of opportunity to relax with wellness centres, lodges and spas built around the park’s geothermal hot springs.

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Kilauea, Hawaii

On The Big Island of Hawaii, is the widest volcano in the world and has been actively erupting since 1980. It is surprisingly accessible and offers amazing views of spewing magma and lava flows. Its near neighbour Mauna Loa is a giant in comparison, but Kilauea is easier, safer and just as spectacular, and it’s possible to witness the lava pouring into the ocean.

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Krakatoa – Indonesia

Between Java and Sumatra in the Indonesian ocean is the day of them all – Krakatoa. The 1883 eruption destroyed two-thirds of the island and caused tsunamis that killed 36,417 people. The explosion is considered to be the loudest sound ever heard by human ears. In recent times the emergence of the island Anak Kraktau (child of Krakatoa) has been growing at the rate of 13 cm every week since 1950.

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Mount Bromo, Java Indonesia

The Bromo Massif is one of the most popular tourist attractions in East Java, Indonesia. On the fourteenth day of the Hindu festival of Yadnya Kasada, the Tenggeresse people of East Java climb the volcano to make sacrifices of fruit, vegetables and livestock, which they throw into the caldera. The site of violent recent eruptions it is today considered a stable volcano. If you’re looking for the quintessential tropical boys own adventure book volcano then this is it. The trail up is well sign posted and it is advisable to take a horse trek up.

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Mount St. Helens – Washington State

North America’s most iconic volcano Mt. St. Helens has a violent recent history, which makes the summit somewhat inaccessible. However the whole area that is open to climbers is rich in natural beauty. The Native Americans have a wealth of history and lore associated with the mountain ant the trip is worth it from the human perspective alone. Tour the various abandoned pioneer outpost, many of which have been preserved just as they were.

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Mount Pelee – Martinique

The former French colony was also the site of the 20th century’s most devastating eruption with the 1902 event killing 30,000 people and wiping out the city of Saint-Pierre within minutes of eruption. The lush jungle that covers the slopes of Mount Pelee, give the mountain a friendly air, but the volcano is still vey active, trek the rainforest flanks on your way to the summit to see the mountain’s volcanic spine rise 150 metres from the crater. There are still remains of Saint-Pierre to be found as the city was never rebuilt.

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Mount Vesuvius – Italy

While you may not encounter fireworks or lava flows on this trek, the upper part of Mount Vesuvius is like another world. Road grants access to within 200 vertical metres of the summit after which progress must be made by foot or by bike. The vast crater at the summit of Vesuvius is like an immense Roman amphitheatre and is like nowhere else on earth. The whole surrounding area of Vesuvius is a national park and is just as rich in history and cultural wonders as natural. You can’t visit Vesuvius without taking in Pompeii, the most incredible living monument to the volcano’s destructive power.

 

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