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Mt Kilauea: Visiting the Only Active Volcano in Hawaii

Dating back thousands of years, there is a violent and fiery history of Hawaii, and understanding this history is an important part of Hawaii. The islands are literally made of the molten of the Earth, and no matter where you are in Hawaii; you are bound to be looking at traces of the volcanic past of the island. Today, the volcanic eruptions are far less frequent and not nearly as big, but there is still volcanic activity in Hawaii, and visiting the most active volcano in Hawaii is far easier than you can imagine.

Located on the southwest part of the island of Hawaii, the Mt. Kilauea erupts daily, bring to life new land and showing off how the islands were created. The most active volcano in Hawaii, Mt. Kilauea is an incredible place to visit, and should be a part of any trip to the Big Island.

Since January 2, 1983, the only actively erupting volcano has been in action, with a path of destruction left behind and thousands of acres of land added to the youngest Hawaii Island. Many residents in the neighboring communities have been displaced, their homes covered by lava flows that you can visit. New roads wind through extinct lava flows, allowing visitors to trek throughout the volcano and enjoy the incredible sites of the island.

A visit to Kilauea is an experience that feels out of this world. The desolate land and undeveloped surroundings take you back to the beginnings of time, an eerie feeling washing over you as the black lava, howling wind, and feeling of isolation surround you.

The volcano is located within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, and throughout the national park are a number of volcanic attractions and destinations that tell the story of the history of Kilauea. Extinct lava flows, lava tubes, lookout points, steam vents, and the Jaggar Museum are just a few of the incredible locations within the park that you can visit, and when activity is high, you can actually spot lava lakes within the Halema’uma’u Crater.

If you are traveling to the Big Island, a trip to Mt. Kilauea and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is highly recommended. Volcanoes are an important part of Hawaii’s history, and even visitors to Oahu have the opportunity to visit the volcano on our Oahu to Big Island Volcano Adventure.  Be sure to reserve your spots on tour early and get ready for an adventure you won’t soon forget.

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