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10 Most Popular Volcanoes

The most visited volcanoes in the world offer high mountain peaks with breathtaking views, invigorating hikes, sacred spaces, and even ancient ruins. Learn more about the 10 most popular volcanoes in the travel app Visited, which allows you to browse the top travel destinations in the world, mark off places you’ve been, set travel goals, and get a printed customized travel map. 

Here are the 10 most visited volcanoes around the globe, according to Visited:

  1. 1. Mount Vesuvius is the most visited volcano in the world and the only active volcano in continental Europe that has erupted in the last century. Mount Vesuvius, located 9 km (about 5.5 miles) east of Naples, Italy, attracts tourists from all over to see the ancient ruins of Pompeii and the crater of Mount Vesuvius. 
  1. 2. Mount Etna located on the coast of Sicily, Italy, is one of the world’s most active volcanoes and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can hike the volcano or join a guided tour on foot or by Jeep to see the expansive, sometimes smoking volcano.  
  1. 3. Mount Teide on Tenerife in the Canary Islands includes the highest point in Spain, at 7,500 meters (about 24,900 feet) above sea level. The volcano is surrounded by natural beauty and includes incredible views from the top.
  1. 4. Mount Fuji about 100 kilometers (about 62 miles) southwest of Tokyo, Japan, has the country’s highest peak. The iconic volcano is a sacred symbol in Japan and attracts pilgrims and hikers from around the world. 

5. Arenal is an active volcano ​​in northwestern Costa Rica about 90 kilometers (about 56 miles) northwest of San José. The conical volcano is surrounded by the lush natural beauty of Arenal Volcano National Park.

  1. 6. Kilauea is an active shield volcano on the main island of Hawaii in the United States. The volcano is between 210,000 and 280,000 years old and is one of the most active volcanoes in the world.
  1. 7. Mauna Loa and Kilauea are two active volcanoes in Hawaii, United States. The two volcanoes are located close to each other, with summit craters only 34 kilometers (21 miles) apart.
  1. 8. Eyjafjallajokull also called E15, is an ice cap-covered active volcano in Iceland, north of Skógar and west of Mýrdalsjökull.
  1. 9. Stromboli is an active volcano on an island in Sicily, Italy, nicknamed the “Lighthouse of the Mediterranean,” for its famous nighttime eruptions that attract tourists from around the world. 
  1. 10. Mount Hood is Oregon’s highest peak, located in the U.S., about 80 kilometers (50 miles) outside of Portland in the Cascade Volcanic Arc. 

Have you been to any of the most popular volcanoes? Browse more volcanoes and see the top travel destinations in the world using the Visited travel app. With Visited, you can scratch off where you’ve been, get a customized travel map, discover new destinations, and get a custom printed travel map. 

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