Volcanoes on The Big Island

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“Nothing matches the sensation of standing only a few feet away from slowly flowing 2,500º F lava. The realization that the blazing hot ooze in front of us was the newest land on earth coupled with the awareness that if we weren’t careful we could be incinerated by the heat or trapped by the flow made all our senses come alive.” My personal journal entry, 2008.

There are no guarantees that you will have the opportunity we had to be up close and personal with a lava flow, however a visit to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is sure to drive home the awareness that you are standing on the flanks of the most active volcano in the world. There are many ways to see  Kilauea in action. Probably the best is via helicopter. Click here to reserve your tour.