Hello friends, today we will tell you five such volcanoes around the world which are worth seeing, and you can also include them in your travelling list.
Volcanoes are ponderous in so many ways, from their grand stance, their solitary presence, to the colourful shows they put on, and the destructive powers they possess. The volcanoes on this list are also set amongst some of the most scenic landscapes in the world.
5 Volcanoes Worth Seeing Around The World
- Mt. Fuji, Japan
- Eyjafjallajökull, Iceland
- Kilauea, Hawaii
- Mount Bromo, Indonesia
- Mount Etna, Italy
Mt. Fuji, Japan
It is no surprise that this, world’s most perfect volcano, with its conical shape, snow-covered top, and grand statue, is one of the most-visited attractions in Japan and volcanoes in the world. According to geologists, the volcano is currently active, although its last eruption took place in 1708. For panoramic views of the giant framed by cherry blossom trees, tourists can have a day’s worth getaway by taking the bullet between Tokyo and Yokohama during the summer’s blooming season, or a cruise, while families can visit the Fuji-Q Highland Amusement Park.
Although the origin of the name is unknown, Mt. Fuji, also called Fujisan or Fujiyama, first appeared as Fuji no Yama in writing in 713 CE of government records. This highest mountain in Japan at 12,388 feet (3,776 m) is right on the coast of the Pacific Ocean, near the cities of Yamanashi and Shizuoka in the centre of Honshu Island. Some 60 miles (100 km) west of the Tokyo-Yokohama metropolitan area, also part of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. It is also a designated World Heritage site since 2013.
One might remember how just eleven years ago, in April, this volcano has caused the chaos of delays and cancellations for months for flights leaving to or from the tiny island country of Iceland, in the south of which it sits, now seemingly innocent. Erupting from January until May, In April 2010, its prior eruptions were recorded in 920, 1612 or 1613, and the 14 months long eruption from 1821 to 1823. Interestingly enough, they all took place during or shortly before the 15.5-mile away Katla volcano also erupted.
Lying beneath the Eyjafjallajökull or the Eyjafjalla Glacier, the volcano, whose name is derived from the local phrase meaning “the island’s mountain glacier”, is also known as Eyjafjallajökull, Eyjafjalla volcano, Eyjafjöll, or Eyjafjalla Glacier volcano. For the active adventurers to spectate this 5,466 feet- or 1,666 meters-tall, mountain, one can take the Superjeep and Hiking Tour in Thormark from Reykjavik, while the best views can be obtained from the Wild South Waterfalls, the Black Beach, and for the duration of the Glacier Hike from Reykjavik.
Part of the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, the smaller 1,247 m Kilauea, is just as active as its neighbour, the world’s largest volcano, the 4,169 m-tall Mauna Loa. Actively spewing out considerable amounts of dark red lava since 1983 that slowly makes its way down the slopes, this energetic volcano is not that easy to access but is still paid a visit by some three million visitors each year. One of the most popular activities involves visiting The Kīlauea Visitor Center and Jaggar museum for unbelievable views of the Halema’uma’u crater’s lava lake.
Such popularity is because the volcano actively puts on some genuinely mesmerizing shows of enchanting lava fountains while the risk of any catastrophic event has been historically almost non-existent. The setting at night-time is even more unforgettable when the glowing magma illuminates the surrounding landscape, the sky, and the night clouds. With no public transport available to take tourists to the location, one can hire a car or a private excursion to close the spectacle.
Mount Bromo, Indonesia
This East Java region is historically interesting for being a sacrifice spot. The ancient Indonesian deities would throw live victims into the open mouth of the breathing crater atop Mount Bromo volcano. Towering in solitude over the open Sea of Sand, there are incredible views of the red smoke, especially during dawn and dusk. With the first and last rays of the sun striking the smoke head-on, the bloody-red spectacle makes one reminisce of the sacrifices of the past.
Nevertheless, many others find romanticism in this place, with the crimson colours reminiscent of the feeling of love, and opt-out for the night-after-night viewings of the Mount Bromo sunrise from Surabaya. Set amid a magnificent Indonesian landscape, it also contains the magically- turquoise sulphur lake right at the volcano’s heart, the world’s largest acidic lake. When the sulphuric gases of the crater combust, an electric blue flame is produced, known as the “Ijen Blue Fire”, released from the cracks within the volcano to ignite when they come in contact with air.
Mount Etna, Italy
Europe’s highest and most active volcano in the world, sitting in the picturesque country scene close to Catania in Eastern Italy, Mount Etna last erupted in February 2021 in a spectacle of ash that reached the city. Taking a guided tour to the heat-dispersing epicentre at the top makes for a truly unique experience. One will also witness solidified lava flows along the way, left behind from centuries ago.
Layers should be packed for the ironically chilly altitude temperatures near the steaming and smoking summit.
Containing a few peaking points, one higher than the other, the 2,920 m summit is accessible to tourists for a round-trip that can be made in a single afternoon by driving, cycling or taking the bus to the 1,923m point, followed by a cable car and a jeep ride. As active and crated as it is, Etna continues to pose a severe threat to the city of Catania, which it has destroyed almost entirely, along with the neighbouring villages, in its 1669 eruption. Following the adventure, one can visit the sea near the foot or take a short trip to Palermo’s historically rich nearby city.