From Iceland to Italy: the best volcanoes in the world
Basically, the volcano is incredible, and I think we can all agree that when it comes to these magnificent views, no other buildings can match.
To celebrate these natural wonders, we have compiled a list of the most breathtaking volcanoes in the world. Sit back, relax and read.
Mount Tongariro, New Zealand
Tongariro Mountain (Tongariro) is located on the North Island of New Zealand and is a powerful force that cannot be ignored. Hikers, climbers and movie enthusiasts will recognize this famous mountain from the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy. If you are ready for the challenge, you can complete an 8-hour hike on the Tongariro Alpine Trail from December to February.
Pro tip: Don’t carry any life-changing rings with you on this epic journey.
Height: 6,490 ft / 1,978 m
Last outbreak: 2012
Mount Batur, Bali
Bali ranks high among many tourist attractions, but this is not just a vivid culture that encourages tourists to visit. Nestled between magnificent scenery and endless rice fields, you will find Gunung Batur, Bali’s second highest volcano. Tourists from all over the world often stumble upon the side of the volcano in the pure darkness, only to witness the impressive sunrise on the top of the mountain.
Expert tip: If you plan to trek bravely to climb Mount Batur, be sure to wear sturdy shoes or pack your hiking poles.
Height: 5,633 feet / 1,717 m
Last outbreak: 2000
Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii
Kilauea volcano is one of the most active volcanoes in the world. Hawaii’s youngest and smallest volcano has a history of more than one million years and is only 1,247 meters high. It turns out that size is not important, and Kilauea has been emitting slow-moving lava since 1983. Fortunately, the disaster is not in Kilauea’s style, but the picturesque lava fountain (albeit hot).
Pro tip: Visit at night and enjoy the unprecedented light show.
Height: 4,091 feet / 1,247 m
Last volcanic eruption: 1983 to present
The scenery of Hawaii is very different from our home in Mississippi. Visiting an active volcano is a surreal experience. Volcanic craters and lava fields seem extraordinary to us. The most exciting moment is definitely the most magnificent moment, actually witnessing a hot lava eruption. Countless emotions enveloped me…from fear to awe.
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We believe that the best way to fully understand Hawaii is to take a cruise to visit multiple islands. A rental car on Oahu will take you to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, where you can enjoy the beauty of Kilauea Volcano. Don’t forget a jacket! Those high altitude areas may get cold! -Jennifer, “Chasing the Rabbit”
If you happen to be driving along Iceland’s iconic ring road, make sure you stop by Thrihnukagigur, a unique volcano. The dormant volcano has answered one of the most dangerous questions in life, what is the feeling inside the volcano? It only takes 6 minutes to find it for yourself.
Expert tip: Keep your phone at home and wear as many layers as possible. This hot abyss is severely cold (think: 6 degrees Celsius throughout the year), not high temperature.
Height: 100 feet/35 m higher than the surrounding area.
Last outbreak: 4,000 years ago
Mount Etna, Italy
It is no easy task to become the most active volcano in Europe, but Mount Etna has won the championship with grace. Mount Etna is located between Messina and Catania in Sicily. It sits on the tectonic plates of Africa and Europe, giving it a certain international natural force . Although the last eruption of Mount Etna occurred on March 16, 2017, her longest eruption record began in 1979 and lasted for 13 years. Mount Etna is surrounded by clear black beaches and volcanic rocks, and its otherworldly appearance will not disappoint.
Expert tip: Before trying to conquer this beautiful beast, please check the weather and volcanic eruption conditions.
Height: 10,922 feet / 3,329 m
Last outbreak: 2017
Mount Vesuvius, Italy
If you have never heard of Mount Vesuvius, you must have skipped or slept in every history class in elementary school, because it involves the famous dangerous volcano and the famous volcano – Mount Vesuvius is the cake. Found in the Gulf of Naples, the devastating eruption of this volcano ended the lives of 2,000 people in Pompeii and Herculaneum and kept their remains for many years.
Expert tip: Pick up the camera and install more batteries, because you don’t want to miss this epic camera.
Height: 4,203 feet / 1,281 m
Last eruption: 1944
Mount Fuji, Japan
Mount Fuji (or Mount Fuji) dominates the horizon at 3776 meters above sea level and is the highest peak in Japan. This iconic snow-capped mountain is not only highly acclaimed worldwide, but it is also one of Japan’s three sacred mountains, which is also very important.
Expert Tip: Use other radio stations, you will not regret it!
Height: 12,388 feet / 3,776 m
Last outbreak: 1707
Arenal, Costa Rica
When you think of volcanoes, you might think of tall symmetrical peaks sitting on the horizon or picturesque scenery like Arenal Volcano. Only a 20 min by flight or 3-hour drive from the outskirts of San Jose, Costa Rica in Arenal Volcano National Park, this majestic mountain is one of the most active volcanoes in the world. It also offers a wide range of activities for travelers of all ages and interests, not to mention that it also provides 40% of the country’s hydropower. You can say that the beauty of Arenal is not only about skin.
Pro tip: Spend a full day in the national park and experience everything from waterfalls to jungle trekking at Arenal Volcano.
Height: 5,480 feet / 1,670 m
Last volcanic eruption: 1968 to 2010