In recent months, there have been several volcanic eruptions, like the famous Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland, the volcano Puyehue in Chile or the submarine eruption of Hierro island, in Spain, that have become more popular this amazing natural phenomenon.
Today we want to show you the choices of El Viajero, for those who feel curious about these ancient geological structures, because on Earth there are hundreds of active craters which, fortunately, can be visited, although it is necessary to consider some safety rules, as well as to use proper shoes and make the visit always under the supervision of a specialized guide.
The island of Hawaii consists of five volcanoes, of which Kilauea is the most active of all and it is constantly erupting, although it is possible to approach enough to enjoy the lava that comes from inside and rushes to the Pacific Ocean.
Etna is the most active volcano in Europe, in fact, its last eruption occurred in April this year. It is situated on the island of Sicily and in spite of its activity, it is not considered one of the most dangerous. So much so that its slopes are full of orchards that take advantage of the fertile volcanic soil.
The Stromboli is located in one of the nearby Aeolian islands and since 2007, every 20 minutes there is a spectacular eruption that shakes the whole floor. The most common is to admire it from a ferry, but the more adventurous can observe directly the incandescent magma from the volcano’s summit at dusk.
Since 1968, the Arenal volcano is in full swing and in addition to rash, one of its biggest attractions is the surrounding landscape: rain forest, flora, fauna, emerald lakes… An adventure for the senses.
Located near the beautiful colonial city of Antigua Guatemala, this volcanoe has several guided tours about three hours long and different levels with which it is possible to reach the summit and on the other hand, to visit the beautiful Laguna de Calderas, an ancient crater that now arises drinking water.
Vanuatu is a small nation formed by several islands located in the South Pacific Ocean, near New Caledonia. It has been described as the happiest country in the world and it has a magnificent natural beauty. On Tanna island, we find the Mount Yasur, a volcano that has been active for over 100 years and that local authorities allow to visit it or not depending on a range of levels of accessibility.