There are many active and passive volcanoes covering the surface of the earth that act as attractions. A trip around a volcano sounds adventurous. Volcanoes are fascinating and mysterious marvels of nature. Volcano touring has been a popular form of geo-tourism for many decades and thus, attracts voracious numbers of travel fanatics each year. If you are seeking an outdoor adventure, visiting volcanic attractions will bring the thrill, enthusiasm, and lots of excitement to you. Adventure seekers can opt to visit volcanoes that are safe to visit where activities like climbing, hiking, and camping can be carried out. Enlisting a few popular volcanic attractions that offer baffling and rewarding experiences that one must surely pay a visit to. Visit these volcano destinations around the world to satisfy your wanderlust goals.
1. Stromboli, Italy
Italy’s volcanic Stromboli island stands behind its uninhibited sister island Strombolicchio in the Tyrrhenian Sea. This volcano is also called the ‘Lighthouse of the Mediterranean’ as it exhibits a steady towering magnificent glow. Stromboli is one of the 7 volcanic islands that make up the Aeolian archipelago off Sicily’s northern coast. This island is approximately a quarter the size of Manhattan and measures 3031 feet above sea level. It is one of the active volcanoes around the world that spills out lava. It has been having volcanic eruptions for nearly 2500 years now.
Stromboli and its sister volcanic islands have been recognized as UNESCO World Heritage sites. Each year tons of visitors journey here to experience the shimmering black sandy beaches. Travelers trek to this island to view lava fireworks at dusk time against the night sky. Hikers need to take care while visiting this volcano as the eruptions are dangerous. Italy’s Civil Protection Agency pronounced the volcano unstable and prohibited access above 950 feet which is about one-third of Stromboli’s elevation.
2. Mount Teide, Canary Islands, Spain
Mount Teide is the third largest volcanic structure in the world and the most voluminous volcanic structure in the world preceding the Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea in Hawaii, Japan. Japan is most famous for its volcanic attractions. Mount Teide is the highest peak on the Canary Islands and the whole of Spain. Most eruptions have taken place at the foot and base of Teide as it is difficult for lava fountains to spew from the peak at such great heights. Mount Teide has been a spot of great attraction and fascination for its travelers. There is a story going around about Mount Teide which intrigues many travelers to come forward to tour this volcanic spot and unravel the mystery.
Teide, with its majestic height, is considered as one of the highest mountains in the world and is seen as a navigation method as it provides a beacon in the Atlantic Ocean to the sailors sailing over from Spain and Portugal. This volcanic mountain is steep and lofty and attracts many tourists to trek and camp here and unravel the secrets behind its history and formation.
3. Latacunga, Ecuador
Latacunga, a snow-capped Cotopaxi, is one of the world’s tallest and most active volcanoes. It is one of the most dangerous volcanoes. It is one of South America’s most famous active volcanoes and measures 5911m high, ranking among one of the world’s highest and most active volcanoes. At the northern edge of Latacunga. lies a small city 89 miles south of Quito where iron rebar rises through concrete castings touching the skyline. The landscape is full of weeds that sit untouched and has overgrown grass sprawling around its landscape. This neighborhood, Campo Verde or Green Country was abruptly abandoned.
A few miles away from this volcano summit, Campo Verde will be the very first Latacunga neighborhood destroyed during major volcanic eruptions. Recently this volcano has been dormant for 70 years. One can visit this volcano but with a little precaution. One can go hiking and tour this volcano. Its beautiful sprawling landscape is a treat to the eyes. Cotopaxi brings mountaineers from all over the globe to Ecuador. One can see great views on successfully completing the hike.
4. Mount Mayon Legazpi Volcano, Philippines
Mount Mayon, the most popular of the very active volcanoes of the Philippines, is a perfect stratovolcano rising to 2462m on Luzon island. It erupts quite frequently. It is an explosive volcano. Its eruptions are accompanied by mudflows and ash break-outs. On erupting, this dangerous volcano spewed fountains of red hot lava, causing many villagers to flee in search of shelter and protection.
This volcano is situated in the province of Bicol, Philippines. One can admire this beautiful volcano and spot the ruins of Cagsawa Church and other structures around. This is one of the most dangerous volcanoes around the world.
5. Sakurajima, Kyushu, Japan
Sakurajima is a volcanic mountain that explodes plumes of ash and smoke into the atmosphere. Its constant activity showers the surrounding countryside with layers of ash that are very thick. This is an active rumbling volcano that has been experiencing eruptions for a few decades now. It is 1117m in height. A visitor must not expect to get right up or climb to the summit of any of the three peaks as it is very dangerous. Hence, two kilometers away is the closest one can get.
This beautiful volcanic spot attracts lots of visitors. The last eruption was recorded in the year 2018. The Sakurajima National Park is not just popular for its eruptions but also for its free thermal foot spas, lava trails, and children’s dinosaur park. This is a dangerous yet beautiful volcano attracting many tourists all year round.
6. Mount Etna, Catania, Sicily, Italy
Mount Etna is one of the most active volcanoes of the world and the biggest on the European continent. It erupts on a regular basis and blows out smoke rings for dramatic effects. Tourists can ride the cable car or walk up to the summit. Travelers must follow the tour guide’s instructions and wear correct gear like thick-soled hiking boots and warm clothing. It has hot weather but temperatures at the altitude are chilling and comparatively low. In winters the slopes of Mount Etna are converted to a skiing resort. If skiing is on your agenda, you must give it a try.
This volcano is 3329m high with ongoing rumblings. Its last eruption was recorded in the year 2017. It is a little dangerous but a beautiful volcanic destination to visit. This destination calls for many tourists and adventure seekers every year.
These are some of the best volcanic destinations one can visit if you are planning an adventurous outdoor trip. Trailing around these volcanoes and exploring the beauty leaves you with great memories. These volcanic attractions attract large numbers of mountaineers and tourists each year. One can engage in activities like mountain climbing, trekking, camping as per the guidelines. These are some of the best volcanic attractions spanning across the globe that every travel blogger or mountaineer must visit. This is a paradise for trekkers.