Kelimutu Volcano, Flores Island, Indonesia
The Kelimutu Volcano on the Flores Island in Indonesia is a volcano with a very distinct difference. While it does have three cones in common with many of the world’s other volcanoes, Kelimutu’s are not spitting fire and brimstone. Instead, they’re filled with beautifully colored lakes which change from stunning glacial blue to green to muddy red to black depending on the volcanic action going on beneath them.
Why Go? Although Kelimutu hasn’t erupted in the last fifty years, that’s not to say it won’t at some time in the future. If and when it does blow its top once again, then the unique natural wonder of its summit lakes will be lost forever. So go and see it before it becomes just another photographic memory on the internet.
When To Go? Unless you like to see your volcanoes in the rain, avoid the Indonesian wet season which is from October to April. Anytime between May through to the end of September is ideal, but expect to encounter more visitors during the high tourist season of July and August. Go early morning, and you’ll be able to see the sunrise before trekking around the lakes. Simply stunning.
Last Eruption: 1968
Height: 1,639 meters; 5,377ft
Map Location: Kelimutu Volcano, Indonesia
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