How to Get a Closer Look at Kilauea’s Lava Flow

Good news for lava viewers! The Hawaii County Civil Defense recently announced they will be extending the lava viewing area at Kalapana. Kilauea volcano, in eruption for 28 years, continuously produces lava that flows into the ocean and now visitors can get a closer look at this natural phenomenon.
This new and improved vantage point will give visitors the closest views in recent months, and the best way to experience a volcano is taking an organized tour. Volcano tours are popular because the expert guides are fully trained in not just basic volcanology, but Hawaiian history as well. This recent episode of lava flow is perfect timing for residents of Hawaii participating in Volcano Awareness Month during month of January. Kilauea has been active since 1983 and its lava flow is always shifting. As one of the most active volcanoes in the world, Mt. Kilauea has a personality of its own as it constantly changes direction on it’s path down from the mountain to the ocean. Depending on the speed and direction of lava flow, the Hawaii Civil Defense and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park decides where onlookers can safely view. Newly hardened areas of fields of lava are now safe to walk on allowing onlookers to traverse closer to the Kalapana lava viewing. It’s like the goddess of fire, Pele, knows about volcano awareness month and is blessing us with fantastic new viewpoints. When taking a volcano tour you will witness first hand the Big Island growing in size from lava pouring into the shoreline. Taking place at dusk, Mt. Kilauea’s beauty will shine from glowing lava as the sun starts to set. On the Big Island Volcano Eco Adventure you’ll also drive over a mountain at the volcanoes national park, see massive dried up lava tubes, huge waterfalls, and much more. Discover Hawaii Tours offers this enlightening, awe inspiring tour from all islands and what a great experience it is to witness Mt. Kilauea working it’s magic.

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