Each of the volcanoes has its own peculiarity, its own danger, and this is their charm. Having seen a volcano once, you will never forget this “miracle” of nature.

Who hasn’t heard of volcanoes. These are beautiful natural phenomena, breathtaking in their incredible beauty and attracting with their hidden danger. Once having seen such a natural phenomenon, a person will never forget the sea of emotions that he experienced at the first moment of meeting with this “miracle”. Today, volcanoes are associated with danger for every person, because you can often hear about their eruptions, red-hot lava flowing from the vent, about balls of smoke and ash covering all nearby villages that fall on people at the most unforeseen moment from the news. That is why volcanoes are the most visited places for thrill-seekers.

How often have you wondered how many volcanoes there are on our planet? According to many experts, there is no exact number, but their number can vary from 800 to several thousand, many of which are active. By their very appearance and mystery, volcanoes will captivate the eye, and will not leave anyone indifferent. Below, your attention is drawn to the five most famous active volcanoes in the world.


Vesuvius is one of the most popular volcanoes, breaking all records for recognition in the world. The fiery mountain is located in Italy, not far from Naples. The volcano originated in Antiquity and has a height of 1,281 meters. This amazing volcano, at one time, claimed many human lives, and, apparently, does not even think to stop its activity. Despite its danger, tourists visit its peaks with great pleasure. The view that opens from the mountain is unsurpassed.

Mount Etna

Mount Etna (formerly called Mongibello), is the highest active volcano in all of Western Europe. Located on the east coast of Sicily, its height is 3323 meters. The volcano, in addition to its fantastic appearance, is also recognizable by its religious history. Many cases have been recorded when people who visited the volcano mountain were miraculously healed. Despite the fact that Etna is one of the most spectacular volcanoes, its harmlessness is questioned, remembering how many human lives it took and how many houses were destroyed during its eruptions.

According to the UN, Mount Etna is considered the most active in the last decade.

Fujiyama Volcano

Fujiyama Volcano, perfectly fitting and complementing the Japanese landscape, is also one of the most recognizable and popular volcanoes. It is located on Honshu Island, and its height is 3776 meters. At the moment, the volcano is considered weakly active. An immeasurable number of paintings and poems are dedicated to Fujiyama, but none of the works of art recorded the lava raging from its mouth. Given that there are very few mentions of its activity, it is not worth writing off the volcano. In addition to numerous tourists who have traveled hundreds of thousands of kilometers in order to see the Fujiyama volcano in its true beauty, the mountain is visited annually by pilgrims going to the temple, which is located right on top.

For the Japanese, the Fujiyama volcano is considered a sacred place and is not associated in any way with the terrible eruptions that are commonly thought of with the word “volcano”.


Krakatau is one of those fascinating volcanoes, but famous not so much for its beauty as for the number and power of eruptions. The volcano is located between about . Java and the island of Sumatra, which has an altitude of 813 meters, above sea level. The famous most powerful volcanic eruption in 1883 was twice as large as the strongest nuclear explosion, during which all nearby villages were destroyed and many lives were claimed.

Krakatoa, for today, is the only volcano that has been reborn after it destroyed itself. Previously, such a phenomenon was not observed.

Mauna Loa

Mauna Loa is one of the greatest volcanoes, being the largest active volcano by volume. It is located on the island of Hawaii, USA and has been sleeping for more than twenty years. The total height is 4169 meters, with a volume of 75,000 km. On average, the eruption of Maun Loa previously occurred every five years. Scientists say that the longer the volcano is at rest, the stronger and more destructive its future eruption is supposed to be. Hawaiian residents are so used to the eruption that they rush to see it again at every opportunity.

Each of the volcanoes has its own peculiarity, its own danger, and this is their charm. Having seen a volcano once, you will never forget this “miracle” of nature.