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7 Spectacular Volcanoes In The World Which Should Be A Must On Every Adventurer’s List

Whenever we think of volcanoes, the first word that pops up into our mind is dangerous. Certainly, an extinct or dormant volcano may not be that dangerous but active volcanoes are certainly dangerous when they are erupting otherwise they sit very pretty as a picture. People have feared volcanoes and also worshipped them as many sacrifices have been made to calm them down in the past times.

There are reasons enough for every individual to visit volcanoes at least once in a lifetime to get to feel the ferocity of the bubbles within the grab of calmness meeting the eye.

Here are top seven stunning volcanoes in the world which should certainly be on each and every traveler “favorite adventure list”.

1. The Maelifell Volcano, Iceland

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Located right on the edge of Myrdalsjökull glacier, this volcano is 656 feet tall. The exclusive view of the view of the volcano attracts tourist from all across the globe. If you are visiting the Myrdalsjökull park, then you will be greeted with hot springs and exclusive stunning landscapes which will leave a lasting impression right on the heart and mind.

How To Reach There:

Mount Maelifell can be reached only with a 4-wheeled vehicle as it is surely located right on the southern Fjallabak road which is adjacent to the Myrdalsjökull glacier. Due to the melting of snow, this road is often damp and is completely flooded.

Best time to visit:

After late June

2. Etna, Italy

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At a height of 10,922 feet, Etna is known to be Europe’s tallest and world’s most popular volcanoes.  This is popular active volcano which is situated on the east coast of Sicily and one can exclusively spend the whole day scaling up right to the summit. You can also opt for skiing if the climbing of the hill seems a bit too much.

How to Reach There:

The most sought-after route is the road which leads to Sapienza Refuge ski area which lies right at the base of the crater.

Best Time to visit:

Between April and November

3. Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

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Standing tall at a height of 19,341 feet, Kilimanjaro usually attracts more than 35,000 tourists each and every year. It is known to be the tallest peak in Africa with various popular attractions for climbers as well. But this exclusive mountain is not for faint-hearted. Those who are brave can choose to explore the Kilimanjaro National Park exclusively.

How To Reach There:

There are seven official trekking routes to rise up and down Mount Kilimanjaro. These famous routes are Lemosho, Machame, Marangu, Rongai, Mweka, Shira and Umbwe.

Best time to visit:

Late June to October and from late December to March

4. Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica

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Arenal will throw up various activities for tourists right around the slopes from hot springs to rafting with lots of activities to do. It will stretch up to a height of 5479 feet and is surely a beautiful sight for every eye. Moreover is records are considered then it is one of top ten active volcanoes in the world with not only one but several eruptive vents.

How To Reach There:

Right from San Jose and Liberia, there are two different via Inter-Americana highway taking roughly three hours to get to Arena.

Best time to visit:

From February to April.

5. Popocatépetl Volcano, Mexico

 

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One of Mexico’s most well known active volcanoes is Popocatépetl. In Nahuatl, the name usually translates to “Smoking Mountain”. It is situated near 70 km from the Mexico City with a height of 17,802 feet.

How To Reach There:

Fly to Mexico City by air and then from there, one can either take a bus or taxi to accordingly reach Paso De Cortés.

Best time to visit:

From December to March

6. Mount St. Helens, Washington, USA

 

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One of Mexico’s most well known active volcanoes is Popocatépetl. In Nahuatl, the name usually translates to “Smoking Mountain”. It is situated near 70 km from the Mexico City with a height of 17,802 feet.

How To Reach There:

Fly to Mexico City by air and then from there, one can either take a bus or taxi to accordingly reach Paso De Cortés.

Best time to visit:

From December to March

7. Mayon Volcano, Albay, Philippines

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As per records, in the year 2013, the Mayon Volcano spewed ash and rock which led to the formation of cloud of 1,640 feet right above its peak. The volcano is still active and Mayon’s perfect cone is certainly difficult to avoid and is very dangerous for climbers. As per records, this Mayon Volcano is known to the symmetrical volcano in the world.

How to Reach There:

The easiest route to Mayon is to go by air. One can fly right from Caticlan airport to Legaspi City.

Best time to visit:

All year round.

As a tour place, it is certainly not safe to say to visit these places but there is nothing more enthralling and exciting than experiencing nature’s most dangerous creation and adding it to the bucket list. Plan an exclusive adventurous trip to these dangerous yet fascinating lands.

 

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