Visiting a volcano or the destinations surrounding a volcano has become very popular among tourists. Here is list of best volcano destinations in world for people in love with nature's destructive force called Volcano.
This article includes some very popular volcanoes and some of the most active volcano in the world. Some of these volcano are eruption and producing ash cloud for years.
Kilauea, Hawaii - Voted as the most active volcano in the world Kilauea volcano in located on Big Island of Hawaii. This volcano has been emitting lava since 1983 which has made it a huge travel attraction in Hawaii. Kilauea is the most visited volcano in the world. A visit to kilauea Volcano won't disappoint you since visitors can reach pretty close to the smoking crater of the Volcano. To get the best out of Volcano sightseeing hire a boat to see red hot lava flowing into the ocean.
Mt. Stromboli, Italy - This volcano is very popular among tourists and visited by thousands of volcano lovers each year. Located on the tiny island northern coast of Silicy Mt. Stramboli has been active for a long time. The eruptions on this volcano are ver y regular and common which makes it such a tourist attraction. Local tours will give you chance to see the volcano up close. You can reach up to 200 m above the active crater.
Mt. Ruapehu - Zount Ruapehu is one of the few active volcano in New Zealand. Apart from being a active volcano, mountain is also famous for 2 ski fields. Mt. Ruapehu is ideal place for not only volcano lovers but ski lovers as well since it has the largest ski area in North Island. A truly adventure travel destination.
Sierra Negra - Situated in Galapagos Islands in Ecuador Sierra Negra Volcano is located on the one of the most active volcanic areas in the world which makes it the perfect destination for volcano lovers. It is one of the five volcanoes on the island and has the second largest crater in the world with impressive views.
Mount Sakurajima - Situated at the Kyushu Island of Japan, Mount Sakurajima is one of the highly active volcano in the world. This volcano erupts around 100 to 200 times a year since 1955 which makes it ideal destination for volcano lovers. Don't worry these eruptions are pretty minor but enough to excite any tourists. Here falling Ash from sky is common as rain. Mount Sakurajima can be reached via boat in 10 minutes from Kagoshima. Yunohira Lookout is a two hours hike or 15 minutes drive from Sakurajima harbor and gives you a good view both to Kagoshima harbor and Sakurajima volcano. There are also a couple of other lookout points, where you can take a closer look at the volcano. Because Sakurajima is essentially an active volcano, remember that tourists are forbidden to go within 2 km of the crater.
Soufrière Hills, Montserrat - In July 1995 Soufrière Hills volcano in Montserrat erupted for the first time in history and it destroyed the capital town of Plymouth and entire souther half of the island. Once called the Emerald Isle of the Caribbean has turned into ash isle by the Soufrière Hills volcano. Volcanic ash continues to fall even today which as made most of the area off limits, however there are some safe zones opened for tourists to see the destruction caused by the volcano. To get the best view of the volcano visit Jack Boy Hill.
Mount Vesuvius, Italy - This volcano is has erupted several times in the history but its best known for destroying the town Pompeii in 79 A.D. Today Pompeii is one of the most popular tourist attraction in the world. Why? because it was covered under the blanket of ash. The town was later discovered and miraculously, the town, the people were preserved making it ideal travel destination. But this volcano didn't stopped there it erupted again in 1631 claiming even more lives.
Eyjafjallajökull Volcano, Iceland - Perhaps there isn't any volcano in the recent times to catch everyone's attention as Eyjafjallajökull volcano did. Recently erupted on 20 March 2010, Eyjafjallajökull Volcano ash cloud shut down the entire European airspace which stranded one million tourists in different parts of the world. just few miles away from Eyjafjallajökull is the Katla Volcano is famously erupts after few months of Eyjafjallajökull. Since the volcanic eruption in Eyjafjallajökull, Katla started to show signs of life but it calmed down after few days. Katla is even bigger volcano than Eyjafjallajökull.