That shouldn’t scare you, though. Eruptions, although they do happen, are still quite rare. At most, you’ll see flumes of smoke and notice a sulphur smell. If anything, Indonesia’s volcanoes, both active and extinct, beg to be explored on foot. Luckily, there are countless superb hiking trails running up and down the flanks of many mountains. It’s no surprise that Indonesia is a dream destination for hikers and rock climbers.
Indonesia boasts more active volcanos than any other country on the globe. 127 burners stretch from Sumatra in the west of the archipelago to far-off Flores in the east. Sitting atop a busy crossroads of some of the world’s most powerful tectonic plates, this geologically young nation has earned its stripes on the deadly Pacific Ring of Fire.
If you are looking for unforgettable adventures and breathtaking landscapes Indonesia is the destination you should not miss. Volcanoes abound the country, across Java, where there are opportunities to appreciate the beauty of the volcanoes: spectacular vantage points from which to watch the sun rise above the lava-spewing peaks, and trails where hardy travelers can lace up their hiking boots and trek across the lunar-like terrain or right up to the maw of some of the most active cones.