Volcanic eruptions can be dangerous, but the mountains formed from their magma are pretty attractive. We have numerous world’s top volcanoes that have gradually become a primary attraction for tourists. To know more about the volcanic islands, go through the article. Here, we have mentioned a few of the world’s volcanic eruptions and the reason behind their fame.
Location Of Volcanoes in The World
1. Mauna Loa, Hawaii
Mauna Loa is considered the largest volcano on Earth. A part of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park rises to 13,677 feet (4,169 meters) above sea level and constitutes half of the island’s area.
It has become the best tourist attraction as it is the largest active volcano on the planet. The International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth’s Interior (IAVCEI) has included Mauna Loa in a group with other sixteen volcanoes, known as Decade Volcanoes.
2. Mount Fuji, Tokyo, Japan
Thinking of Japan always reminds me of Mount Fuji. The tallest peak in Japan lying on the Eurasia tectonic plate is an active volcano, stratovolcano rises to 3,776 meters tall. It has an asymmetric cone, and its summit has been covered in snow for a few months.
Mount Fuji, Mount Haku, and Mount Tate are regarded as one of the Three Holy Mountains; hence, they have become the main tourist spots. Moreover, the characteristics of the mountains are also spiritual and symbolic. Visiting them is a meaningful way to connect to Japanese culture and tradition and feel the sacred elements.
3. Lanzarote, Canary Island
Lanzarote in the Canary Islands (Spain) is one of the most visited volcanic islands because of its unbeatable weather all year round. It was declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1993 because it’s one of the best.
Lanzarote in Canary Island is synonymous with volcanoes, lava fields, rocks in impossible shapes, and black and red Earth. Moreover, the scenic beauty is an eye-catcher as well as it contains stark, rolling mountains, beautiful beaches of white and golden sand, lush palm groves, and silence.
On the other hand, it provides great weather, excellent connections, accommodation options, and great beaches and scuba-diving.
4. Mayon Volcano, Albay, Philippines
Mayon Volcano is an active stratovolcano in the Philippines that has steep slopes forming a symmetrical classic volcano. It rises to 8,081 feet, located on a convergent boundary between the Eurasian and Philippine plates. It is considered that its lava is pyroclastic.
Mount Mayon, one of the Philippines’ most active volcanoes, has gained tourist interest because of its beauty, as it is feared for its destructiveness. It is admired for its symmetry and classic cone shape. Moreover, it is said that the volcano was named after a mythological fairy.
Iceland, too, has various tourist attractions, out of which Eyjafjallajökull is the most attractive. It is also referred to as E15, one of the smaller ice caps of Iceland, north of Skógar and west of Mýrdalsjökull, that rises to 1651 meters. Therefore, if you are planning to visit Iceland, it is a must-visit. The scenic beauty of the volcanic island is true beauty. It consists of a volcano completely covered by an ice cap that covers about 100 square kilometers that leads to many glaciers.