If you thought that volcanoes are all about burning hot lava and danger, then this list will make you change your mind. There are volcanoes around the globe that are visited by tourists because of their beauty, their stunningly perfect structures and, surprisingly, even their eruptions. Listed below are some of volcanoes that are the most intriguing in the world.
- Mauna Loa, Hawaii: The first in the list has to be the biggest volcano, in both mass and volume, on the Earth. Mauna Lao is 30,085 ft. tall, measured from its base on the floor of the ocean. It last erupted in 1984 and is known for its origin. The island itself is of volcanic origin and is the best place to experience volcanic powers.
- Mount St. Helens, Washington, USA: Are you planning a trip to the United States then you should definitely pay a visit to this volcano. Mount St. Helens’ eruption in 1980 was devasting for the USA. The tourist attraction there are the various active volcano points visible and helicopter tours which give a full view of the interiors of the volcano.
- Etna, Catania, Sicily, Italy: It is Europe’s tallest and most famous mountain, mentioned in the poem of Roman poet, Virgil. The volcano is said to be the home of the mythological god, Hephaestus and the one-eyes monster, Cyclops. Of course, there is much more to do here, other than listening to mythological stories, like climbing Etna, adventure tour to the waterfall created by the lava etc.
- Mount Ijen, Java Island, Indonesia: What would be prettier than witnessing a blue eruption? Mount Ijen is one of the volcanoes that emits blue fires at night and has blue lava. The location offers a lot, like awesome view of the blue lava, sulphur miners, scenery of the sulphur lake etc.
Volcanoes are not always hideous and dangerous. Some are breath-taking, beautiful and provide great adventurous trails for trekking. If unique locations is your calling, then it’s time to pack your hiking bag and escape into the not so clique mountain ranges.