Exploring the Big Island Volcano
Of all of the amazing sites in Hawaii, the most amazing of all is Mt. Kilauea on the Big Island. Beginning in 1983, Mt. Kilauea began its active eruption cycle, and has not stopped since, creating new land each and every day. The volcano is located within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, and features interesting sites that tell the story of the volcano.
The importance of the volcano cannot be understated, as the eruptions have allowed scientists and researchers the chance to study the volcanic activity, and also connects modern day Hawaii with its ancient origins. It has allowed countless visitors to witness the creation of Hawaii and show off the power of Hawaii’s volcanoes.
When looking to explore the volcano, there are plenty of options, giving you different looks at the only currently active volcano in Hawaii, and showing off the wonder of lava flows and the destruction that the Kilauea has caused.
The most popular way to explore the volcano is a guided day tour, exploring the sites and learning about its history. At Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, you’ll see extinct lava flows, walk through lava tubes, see Halema’uma’u Crater, and so much more, all while a tour guide shares the story of Kilauea. Evening volcano tours show off the bright glow of volcanic activity at night, all beneath a canopy of stars that will take your breath away.
Our favorite way to see the volcano is by air and on foot, showing off parts of Kilauea that are not usually seen. Head up into the sky for a Volcano Helicopter Tour that flies over parts of the Big Island that cannot be accessed by land. See Rivers of lava and the destruction of nearly 30 years of volcanic eruptions, while taking in panoramic views of the youngest Hawaiian Island.
A hiking tour of the volcano is not for the faint of heart, but adventure lovers love the exploration and chance to hike over extinct flows and get up close and personal with the Big Island. The hike concludes at the current eruption site, where lava enters the ocean, and provides sites that you can’t miss.
Of all of the sites in Hawaii, Mt. Kilauea is easily the most amazing, offering something that is not easily found anywhere in the world. Seeing the volcano up close brings the creation of the islands into the forefront and you will feel transported to another time, almost giving a prehistoric feeling to the surroundings. Don't miss the chance to visit Mt. Kilauea and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
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