10 Canary Islands start with the top 10 volcanic islands. This group of Spanish islands in the Atlantic Northwest of Africa forms many volcanoes and are some of the most ancient islands on earth created solely by volcanic activity in the sea. Today, the Canary Canals are one of the most popular islands in the world throughout the year, and especially for winter sunbathing, with the constant influx of sun-loving holiday makers to its beaches with black powder. The hot dry winter makes it the perfect place to relax, and we can take comfort in the fact that its volcanoes are currently inactive!
9 Fiji This beautiful volcanic island in the South Pacific emits life and color, with exotic wildlife and rich marine life. One of the few benefits of being a volcanic destination, or in this case an extinct volcano, is that the soil is amazingly fertile, creating a thriving ecosystem around it. Fiji is well-known for its diving, but for those of us who are not the biggest fans of deep-sea, oxygen-laden tanks on our backs, there is much to see in Fiji for diving. There are many coral reefs near the beach in many areas for an array of colorful reefs and soft corals. Flora thrives in many Fiji parks, such as the Garden of the Sleeping Giant in Nausori or the wildlife at Kula Ecological Park. The deep white coral sands make Fiji one of the top 10 destinations for volcanic islands.
8 Iceland We all know this volcano after the chaos it caused in 2010, but can it be uttered? Eyjafjallajokull, which has caused so much travel chaos, is just one of Iceland’s many active volcanoes. However, this densely volcanic island is still high in the best destinations. The incredible landscape, caused by volcanic properties, has given Iceland some of the most fascinating natural attractions, such as geysers, steamy blue lagoons, marshes, juxtaposed with dramatic glaciers under the watch of the Northern Lights. Being the largest of our 10 islands, the capital city of Reykjavik is the great city of the capital and is a great starting point to discover this spectacular island.
7 Dominica There are several volcanoes that are mainly sleeping on this small island, which has been courting between Guadeloupe and Martinique in the Caribbean, with little likelihood of eruption in the next 100 years. Thanks to science, we can be warned in advance of an eruption so that we can joyfully visit this magnificent green island and enjoy its many natural delights. Visit the boiling lake of Dominica, as well as natural hot tubs and chill in the waterfalls. Meet the Dominican Sea Turtles in this great destination for scuba diving.
6 Reunion Island Far in the Indian Ocean on this French island there are 2 volcanoes, however Python de Nage is extinct, leaving an exciting crater to explore. The reunion is also home to one of the most active volcanoes in the world, the Python de la Fournaise, a volcano fully accessible with fantastic observation points around it that smolders from the most recent eruptions, leaving the earth around it hot and smoking. Not far from Madagascar and Mauritius, this tropical point can be noted for its numerous sparkling and cascading waterfalls over the high plateau of the island. One of the Indian oceans is more modern islands with good roads, beautiful French towns and relaxed surfing atmosphere. Some of the best surf can be found in St. Leo, and the beautiful view of the deep blue Indian Ocean will enchant you as you climb its steep heights or ride the many trails.
5 Cape Verde off the west coast of Africa is quickly becoming a major holiday destination, making it one of the world’s top 5 volcanic islands. Being far less traveled than other islands in the top 10, you won’t find crowds here, but hurry, they’ll be here soon! Numerous volcanoes are spotted around 10 islands, and the most active creatures on Fogg Island are sitting right at the volcanic point, with eruptions recently in the mid-90’s. Its fertile fertile soil provides a rich place for growing coffee and grape plantations. You will find a lot of culture here, both African and Portuguese, and being a fairly new destination, you will find some of the most up-to-date modern hotels and resorts, all inclusive. Both black volcanic sandy beaches and pristine white sandy beaches line the coast, and one of its biggest activities – windsurfing, flourishes in the waters. Cape Verde is an important breeding ground for turtles of loggers, and much is being done to protect this endangered species.
4 Manserrat This tiny island is located below St. Kitts and Nevis, above Guadeloupe in the Caribbean. The current Soufriere Hills volcano is located in the south of the island, and recent eruptions mean that virtually the entire southern half of the island has been flooded with lava, which has destroyed its capital and its many roads. The volcano, which began to grow in the 90s, is still very much alive, however many tourists still visit the rich green contrast of the northern part of the island outside the exclusion zone to see this incredible Mother Nature phenomenon. You will still find plenty of hotels and chic silver beaches nestled on the back drop of this powerful upland caldera. Enjoy all the usual benefits of the Caribbean, such as scuba diving, diving, boating on the island and its warm temperatures all year round.
3 Azores A group of volcanic islands in the mid-Atlantic, now at rest, is a popular tourist destination. Although none of its volcanoes is active, it still offers some incredible sights such as the Santiago Lagoon on San Miguel Island. It is an ancient volcanic caldera and it also has a beautiful blue lagoon nearby. Filled with history, beautiful towns and chic beaches, the weather here is mild but also changing. Whale watching is one of the main tourist activities, as well as the sights of the famous jumping dolphins. The islands of the Azores are often referred to as gardening, as about 60 plants quite unique to these islands.
2 Bali Indonesia is ranked 2nd among the top 10 volcanic island destinations, one of the world’s favorite vacation islands. Batur Volcano, one of Indonesia’s most active volcanoes, resides here in Bali. It has had several small eruptions in recent years, however, it is one of the top tourist attractions. If it’s safe, you can hike in time for the volcano to see the incredible sunrise and breathtaking views of the surrounding Caldera. Tourists get to this tropical location because of the glittering blue waters, white beaches and beautiful weather, often in the mid-30s during the dry season of April to September. It is not necessary to postpone the rainy season, as sometimes it can only mean an hour of tropical rain in the afternoon, and slightly cool temperatures can become a refreshing change to the wet peak season.
And finally, the first place goes …
1 Hawaii The Pacific Volcanic Islands Group has reached our number 1 volcanic island. And so what ranked number 1 in our top 10? Well, we think he really has everything. The Big Island is home to one of the most active volcanoes in the world, Kilauea. Located in Hawaii, Volcanoes National Park is one of many volcanoes in Hawaii. But this is probably the most fascinating reason that you are able to witness a hot lava as it passes through the park and descends into the sea. Thousands of tons of lava are produced every day, increasing the mass of land in Hawaii and changing the landscape since it began to expand in the early ’80s and continues ever since. Hawaii offers rainforests, deserts, incredible surf, exotic marine life, romantic coves, fantastic hotels and something that should interest every age group and type of traveler.