Get our newsletter!
Volcano Calendar 2019
: We're proud to present our 2019 volcano calendar: 13 different and attractive images of volcanoes, volcanic landscapes and phenomena taken during volcano tours over the past few years.
: "One of the most eye-catching guides to the world’s volcanoes ever published.
: Our professional team of volcanologists and photographers offers unique travel opportunities: volcano expeditions, photo tours, and relaxed walking & study tours.
The Volcano Adventure Guide
: Excellent information and background for anyone wishing to visit active volcanoes safely and enjoyably. The book presents guidelines to visiting 42 different volcanoes around the world.
: spaces available / : guaranteed / : few spaces left / : booked out
Climbing Stromboli volcano
: Stromboli provides one of the most remarkable opportunities to watch volcanic eruptions from close: a natural ridge located 150 m above the active vents. A classic and all-time favorite tour by anyone interested in seeing active volcanoes!
Lava flow and explosions in Jan 2013
Eruption updates & news from Stromboli:
Wed, 26 Dec 2018, 14:44
Seismic trace from Stromboli's STRA seismic station, showing frequent explosions (image: INGV Catania)
Following an increase in activity detected at the volcano, Italian Civil Protection raised the alert level from "green" to "yellow", pointing out that the volcano is in "an unstable situation" and should be monitored more closely. ...more
Wed, 24 Oct 2018, 09:39
Eruption from NE crater at dusk (image: Ingrid Smet / VolcanoDiscovery)
The activity at the volcano remains impressive, with frequent explosions of varying size from several vents, often at intervals of only few minutes. ...more
Wed, 10 Oct 2018, 08:10
Eruption from Stromboli last evening (INGV webcam on 400 m viewpoint)
Over the past weeks, the frequency of explosions at the volcano has significantly increased. ...more
Wed, 23 May 2018, 18:01
Eruption from Stromboli's NE crater on 22 May 2018
Eruptions from Stromboli's NE crater continue to be impressive, with heights reaching up to 200-300 m above the vent. The attached picture is an example of a moderate explosion we observed during our ongoing tour yesterday evening from a viewpoint on Bastimento, at about the same elevation from a few 100 m to the east.
Tue, 22 May 2018, 08:33
Webcam view of an eruption at Stromboli last night (image: INGV Catania webcam)
The activity at the volcano is at moderate levels and has been increasing over the past days, according to the local mountain guides. ...more
Wed, 25 Apr 2018, 05:12
Explosion at Stromboli yesterday morning (image: INGV Catania webcam)
A series of stronger explosions occurred yesterday (24 April) morning at 11:05 local time from the southernmost vent of the central crater area, ejecting glowing bombs to approx 250 m and generating a dense ash plume that rose a few hundred meters.
Sat, 10 Mar 2018, 09:08
Typical strombolian explosion Thursday morning (image: INGV Catania webcam)
Access to the summit area has been officially re-opened, just in time for the coming tourist season where group tours to climb the volcano are organized daily, allowing a unique chance to see its eruptions from close. ...more
Fri, 19 Jan 2018, 10:29
Small eruption at Stromboli this morning (image: INGV webcam from 400 m viewpoint)
According to visual monitoring through webcams, reports by friends on the island and from volcanologist involved, activity at the volcano has decreased recently and is now back at average levels, with frequent small to moderate sized strombolian explosions. ...more
Fri, 12 Jan 2018, 08:56
Example of a strong strombolian eruption at Stromboli from this morning (image: INGV Catania thermal webcam from 400 m Sciara viewpoint)
A very strong explosion seems to have occurred last night around 21:00 local time, friends of ours who are currently on the island reported. Thomas H. who at the time was in a house near the port (east side of island) wrote: ...more
More on VolcanoDiscovery:
Ubinas activity updates
: The most frequently active volcano in Peru entered a new eruptive phase in 2014. Updates and news are regularly posted on this page.
Recent volcano satellite images
: Browse quickly through the latest satellite imagery from volcanoes all over the world in order to spot ash clouds and hot spots.
Introduction to Plate Tectonics
: The Earth's upper, rigid layer is broken into several plates which are in constant motion to one another. Most earthquakes and volcanoes occur as result of these plate boundaries.
Latest VAAC alerts
: The Volcanic Ash Advisory Centers provide near-real time global monitoring of volcanic ash plumes for aviation. Read the latest (or browse past) advisories.