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Questions tagged [volcanoes]

Questions about visiting volcanoes.

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What are these mysterious craters?

Flying over southern Oregon or northern California, I saw these strange shapes. They look like burial mounds but are much much bigger... Can anyone tell me what they are?
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Which volcano is the nearest to Santiago for kids friendly hiking

My search found this link on the 3 nearest volcanoes. However, there are other volcanoes showing up in my seaches, but none of them have information on if they're open to the public/tourists and if ...
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Where can I see volcanic rivers in Iceland?

A Google search for ["volcanic rivers" iceland] returns a lot of results, with some amazing images like this: But I have not been able to find any information on where you can see volcanic rivers in ...
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Which of Mt. Aso's facilities are inaccessible during a Level 2 volcanic alert?

Due to "Level 2" activity, it is currently prohibited to approach within 1km of the crater of Aso-san (Mt. Aso) in Kyushu. Which facilities (e.g. cable cars, museum, viewing areas, etc.) are within ...
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Ketapang/Banyuwangi to Mt. Ijen?

Someone advised me to join the Ijen one-day tour package from Banyuwangi. Are there more convenient alternatives from Ketapang to Ijen?
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Hiking along Mount Aso volcano's caldera

It is currently forbidden to climb within 1 kilometer of the crater of Mount Aso (largest active volcano in Japan), so I used Google Earth to find another hike giving nice views of the volcano, and ...
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Ijen crater and batu secret zoo from Surabaya

I am going to Surabaya from where we plan to take a Mt. Bromo tour. I was wondering if anyone has been to Ijen Crater and Batu secret zoo. Is it worth the travelling distance? Bearing in mind that I ...
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Bardarbunga volcano tourism (Iceland)

The Bárðarbunga volcano in central Iceland is currently erupting, and looks amazing. What options exist to visit the volcano?
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Starting from Puerto Princesa, Philippines where is the nearest volcano that can be climbed in 2 or 3 days?

Starting from Puerto Princesa in the Philippines where is the nearest volcano that can be climbed in 2 or 3 days? Nearest means quickest to travel to, including via a commercial flight. (Excluding ...
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Will Bárðarbunga threaten my vacation? [closed]

(This question is probably extremely localized as it may not even be relevant anymore in a few days/weeks/months. I am worried about it however.) On September 1st, I am flying to Iceland for a ...
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Kawah Ijen (Indonesia) volcano at night

Kawah Ijen volcano is mostly visited by day when the miners are working. But if you look for "Kawah Ijen" in Google Images, a lot of blue lava images appear (is not lava really). I'd like to see this ...
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Can visitors enter the inner caldera of the double volcano island Aogashima, Japan?

Aogashima is one of the Izu island of Japan that isn't very famous for some reason, but definitely should be. The whole island is basically a volcano rising steeply up out of the sea. Within the ...
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What volcanoes are there to see in Italy?

I would really like to see a volcano in Italy. The world-famous Vesuvius would be a good choice, but wikitravel describes it as "congested by pensioners", which is a no-go for me. There is the big ...
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What is the most active volcano in Central America?

What is the most active volcano in Central America, in terms of eruptions, explosions, lava, gases, etc.? Is it possible to visit it?
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Visit a volcano in Ecuador

There are many volcanoes in Ecuador. I would like to visit one of these, but which one to choose? I would prefer one that can be reached in a 2-3 day tour from a nearby major city. Do I need any ...
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Where can someone see flowing lava at roughly Easter time?

A trip is being planned at roughly Easter 2012 (to match school schedules) that can go anywhere in the world as long it meets these two criteria: there is flowing lava you can see (not just cooled ...