Wishlisted by Nicolette Bautista
A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to descend into an (inactive) volcano’s inner chamber!
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Reykjanesfólkvangur, Bláfjallavegur, Hafnarfjörður, Iceland
2 years ago
You’ve seen what lava can do to a landscape, now delve into where it all comes from. The Thrihnukagigur Volcano is the world’s only volcano where you can enter the magma chamber. The thrill of descending into its dark depths still comes from the feeling of imminent danger, but you can rest easy as you’re safe to roam around the now-dormant volcano. Travel companies like 3H-Travel lead tours of Thrihnukagigur called “Inside the Volcano.” The course to the “center of the earth” begins in an elevator that drops into the cavern. The 400-feet trip down is a true test of grit. Your reward: a once in a lifetime experience in the heart of a volcano. Shining a light on the rocks reveal colorful stone walls that envelop you, save for a little crevice where the elevator and a little sunlight break through.
7 months ago
It worth the sweat when you climb at 4am to see this amazing view. A guide is a must, the trek is dangerous in the dark. I'm having a short of breath while climbing and become frustrated (not really fit). It cold up there. A warm jacket is necessary. You need to climb down to see the blue fire. And wear a gas mask cause the sulphur smell.
10 months ago
Owakudani is an active volcanic zone set around a crater created by Mount Hakone's eruption from several thousand years ago. Sulphuric fumes still fill the air, so you're given a wet disposable towel to avoid inhaling too much of the stuff. The main reason I wanted to come here was to try the kuro tamago (Owakudani black eggs), which are eggs that are hard-boiled in the area's hot springs. It's believed that eating it adds seven years to your life! 🥚🔥
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