Volcanoes are beautiful when they are not active and can be a good tourist spot. In ages people have feared volcanoes and even made sacrifices to calm them down.
Here we have picked up 7 such destinations that you should surely visit if you love travelling.
1. The Maelifell Volcano, Iceland
Located on the edge of Myrdalsjökull glacier, the Maelifell volcano has a perfect cone and a green surface, covered with moss. The black soil around the 200 m (656 ft) tall volcano creates a surreal landscape.
The surroundings are truly unique and there is plenty to do in Myrdalsjökull glacier park, full of volcanoes, hot springs to bath in and picturesque sites.
2. Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Adventure-seekers from all over the globe head to the border of Tanzania and Kenya to tackle Kilimanjaro. Standing tall at 19,341 feet, Africa’s tallest mountain Kilimanjaro attracts nearly 35,000 tourists every year Africa’s tallest mountain.
3. Mount Mayon, the Philippines
Located about 450km southeast of Manila on the island of Luzon, Mount Mayon is the most active volcano in the Philippines. Mayon is also a stratovolcano – a steep cone built from many layers of lava flows – that’s prized for its incredible symmetry.
4. Kilauea and Mauna Kea, Hawaii
Hawaii’s volcanoes are known for their active eruptions and otherworldly landscapes. The youngest volcano in Hawaii, Kilauea has been erupting continuously since 1983.
5. Etna, Catania, Sicily, Italy
The Europe’s tallest and the most popular volcano, that Roman poet Virgil wrote about, is a home of a mythological god Hephaestus and a one-eyed monster Cyclops. Etna is still active, spitting ash, fire and lava, creating a fertile soil. The climb to the 3,329 m (10,922 ft) tall summit takes a full day.
6. Mount St. Helens, Washington, USA
The devastating eruption of 1980 killed several people and the horseshoe crater was formed where a cone summit once stood. It measures 8,366 feet in height and tourists can take helicopter tours of the volcano to get the best experience.
7. Mount Bromo and Mount Semeru, East Java, Indonesia
Both volcanoes are active and located in Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, creating a landscape of a different planet. Semeru is taller and expels smoke, while Bromo fumes constantly. The travel agencies offer various tours, even horse riding on the slopes of Bromo.
The pair is really unique and picturesque. However, the eruptions often force to close the access to the volcanoes.