The sheer physical power of volcanic eruptions and the way they have influenced the course of human civilization makes volcanoes of compelling interest. Visiting an active volcano is an exhilarating and fascinating experience that reminds you how insignificant we really are compared to the might of the interior of our planet.
The following trips feature volcanoes:
(Future tour still under development) Inside and Under the Volcanoes - This trip is all about volcanoes. On the island of Teceira you can enter inside a volcanic pit volcano and on the island of Graciosa you can enter a cave under a frozen lava lake.
Antarctic Peninsula with South Shetlands - these voyages often visit Deception Island, one of only two volcanoes that a ship can sail into.
Ross Sea - The voyage will take you right past Mt Erebus and if the weather is clear you will have dramatic views.
Volcanic Island Hopping - The Canary Islands are one of the best vulcanology laboratories in the world. We visit active Teide volcano and its numerous parasitic scoria cones on Tenerife. The Chinyero cone erupted in 1909. We also visit the active of Cumbre Vieja volcano on La Palma. Its most recent eruption was from the Teneguia cone in 1971.
The Vulcanologist's Dream - the name of the trip says it all. This trip is all about volcanoes. Famous volcanoes seen on the trip include: Hekla, Eldfell, Katla, Eyjafjallajökull, Öraefajokull, Krafla, Herdubreid, Askja and Grabrok.
The Classic Volcanoes - We visit Vesuvius, Campi Flegrei (Phlegraean Fields), Stromboli, Lipari, Vulcano and Etna. These volcanoes have the longest record of observation in the world, and understanding them has contributed enormously to the science of vulcanology. This is our only trip where you can be virtually guaranteed to see erupting lava.
The Birth of Geology - this trip does not visit any recent volcanoes but we see the eroded remains of Tertiary and Ordovician volcanoes.
St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
Atlantic Odyssey - all of these mid Atlantic islands are volcanoes.
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Jan Mayen - the island is dominated by the Beerenberg volcano, it is the world's most northern sub aerial volcano.
Yellowstone, Dinosaurs and Grand Canyon - visits Yellowstone caldera in Wyoming, an active super volcano, and Sunset Crater Volcano in Arizona.