Did you know that there are about 155 volcanoes on Earth? Some of them are no longer active and others have become part of human history. There are many different types of volcanoes because not all of them look like large mountains with a crater or cauldron on top.
There are underwater volcanoes and subglacial volcanoes.
Visiting a place and learning about its history is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that every traveler should put on their to-do list. But until then, we provide you with a list of the most famous volcanoes to visit, with up-to-date and important information so you can plan your next volcano trip straight away. Let’s go there!
Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii
For many, Kilauea is one of the world’s most famous and impressive volcanoes. It is the youngest of the five volcanoes that stand in Hawaii (although it is about 500,000 years old). But it is one of the most active on the planet.
It has been erupting non-stop since 1983 – unbelievable, but true.
To visit this famous volcano, we suggest you visit the Hawaii Volcano Watch webpage to check the status of the ascent and to keep up with the news. We recommend that you plan your visit at dusk, as this is the best time to see the glowing lava and the lava flowing into the ocean. You will have to walk about half an hour to get there, but we assure you that it will be worth it.
Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica
In Costa Rica you can find some of the most famous volcanoes in the world – one of them, Arenal, is one of the most beautiful volcanoes on the planet. It is located in a national park, next to a lake with beautiful clear water and vast natural beauty.
It has been said that visiting Arenal National Park is almost like going to paradise because there is only nature, jungle, suspension bridges, and waterfalls around the volcano. You can also enjoy the hot springs in the middle of the jungle! You can also enjoy hot springs in the middle of the jungle.
Mount Fuji, Japan
Mt. Fuji is the highest peak on Honshu Island and in all of Japan. It is another famous active volcano with a height of 3,776 meters.
If you want to climb it, you should book a guide – if you want to climb it and if you prefer a quieter climb. You should definitely take the tour between July and September, as the climbing route is only open in the summer.
Mount Fuji is a symbol of advancement in Japan and is seen as a sign of luck and destiny by all those who climb it. Will you be the next one to climb it?
Mount Tambora and Krakatoa, Indonesia
Tambor and Krakatoa have had some of the most powerful eruptions in the world. Both of these volcanoes are located on islands in Indonesia. Tambora, located in Sumbawa, is famous for its millennium-old eruption in 1815, a natural disaster that killed more than 10,000 people.
On the other side is Krakatoa, located on a group of small islands near the island of Sumatra. It is famous for the catastrophic eruption that caused the worst tsunami in human history.
Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Mount Kilimanjaro, the “house of God” to the Maasai, is located in northwestern Tanzania, on the border with Kenya. It is the highest mountain on the African continent and one of the most famous volcanoes in the world.
There is no doubt that Mount Kilimanjaro is a mecca for all climbers, photographers, and nature lovers. Indeed, the panoramic view of the African savannah from such a large mountain is truly impressive. Especially when it’s snowing!
Osorno Volcano, Chile
Osorno Volcano is one of the most famous and beautiful volcanoes in southern Chile. Hundreds of activities can be found in the area, such as zipline tours, cave exploration, crater visits, and – our favorite option – climbing the volcano and spending the night in a mountain hut. Needless to say, these activities are only for those who crave adventure and have a passion for nature and mountains.
Now that you know which volcanoes are the most famous in the world, you can start planning your next trip. Which volcano has left the most lasting impression on you?
Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture the most beautiful moments and scenery, and most importantly, to experience it live!