Top 6 Volcanos You Can Hike
Most of us lead hectic day-to-day lives. Getting outdoors offers us an opportunity to unwind, take in some natural vitamin D, and get some fresh air. Hiking offers the added benefit of great exercise, too. Take vacationing to a whole new level with a visit to one of these HOT spots.
The Papaya Volcano in Guatemala is still an active volcano with frequent eruptions. With natural lava flows, this volcano offers visitors an unparalleled hiking adventure. After an activity-filled day, stay at the luxurious Mercure Hotel, located in the heart of Guatemala City. With free Wi-Fi, Turkish baths, a fitness center, and a restaurant and bar, this modern "all suite" hotel is sure to fit your needs.
Mount Etna is Europe's tallest active volcano and one of three active volcanoes in Italy. Lava bombs spewed from the peaks of this mountain as recently as March of 2017. Located on the Island of Sicily, Mount Etna's eruptions can be seen for miles and although recent eruptions have tended to be smaller, an especially large one in the 17th century altered the shape of Sicily's coastline. A visit to this volcano is not for the faint of heart. After a day of sightseeing, check into the Romano Palace Luxury Hotel in Catania for a local five-star stay.
Japan's sacred Mount Fuji offers visitors a chance to explore one of the most active volcanoes in the world. Plan a trip between early July and mid-September for the best hiking conditions. The trails are free from snow, and the mountain facilities are open during this time. Plan to stay at the Fuji Yamanaka-Ko Tagaoogi Hotel after taking in Mount Fuji and book the Japanese room with the mountain view so you can wake to an incredible view of the volcano.
Eyjafjallajokull is a large ice cap that encrusts an active volcano. Although its one of the smallest ice caps in Iceland, it is still one of the best day hikes in the country. Make sure to hire a guide, though; this four mile trek is not always easy to see. Stay at the Hotel Rangá during your visit for a chance to see the Northern Lights, too. The outdoor hot tubs are reason enough to book here, but the views of Mount Hekla make it a no-brainer.
Central Costa Rica is home to the 2,708 meter Poas Volcano. When the sky clears, you will have an incredible view of the bubbling, green lake at the bottom. Although this volcano is active, there is no lava presently flowing down this mountain. Stop in the modern visitor center to warm up with a hot drink. Have us book your stay at the El Silencio Lodge & Spa for some post-hike pampering and access to other local hiking trails.
If you want to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of our island state of Hawaii, look no further than Hawaii Volcanoes National Park near the city of Hilo. With two active volcanoes: Kilauea, one of the world's most active volcanoes and Mauna Loa, the world's largest shield volcano, visitors can see some of the most breathtaking volcanic landscapes on Earth. Stay at the nearby Sea Mountain Resort in the popular Pahala area of Naalehu and enjoy all of the modern amenities in a tranquil setting only minutes away from the Volcanoes National Park, the Punalu'u Black Sand Beach, and beautiful botanical gardens.
Get ready for your volcano hiking expedition with some of the excellent hiking trails in North Carolina. Build up your stamina with a trip to Grandfather Mountain. This mountain has a peak of 5,946 feet which is sure to get your blood pumping. When you are ready to advance to the volcanoes, give us a call at 1-800-444-8691 to book your trip.