Volcanoes exude force, have the power to change landscapes and lives. Although a lot of destruction and devastation can happen during volcanic eruptions. We would like to focus on the positive awe-inspiring sides of them today. For instance, if you’re a geology and nature lover, you might find yourself obsessed with the idea of witnessing a volcanic eruption. So when you get engaged or celebrate a milestone anniversary you may seek out volcano wedding locations! Let’s have a look at some of the most amazing ones worldwide and so much more today…
As of today, there are 25+ active eruptions happening worldwide. Pretty incredible to think that any of those could potentially be volcano wedding locations! After all there is so much symbolism behind having a volcano as your elopement or wedding backdrop. For example, fire can represent passion, unconditional love and the lava creates new landscape symbolizing your new journey, etc. Plus it’s a adventurous wedding location that is alive and ever changing. Which means the day you marry, it’s likely no one else will have the same experience or same volcano wedding photos!
Active volcanoes vary. To illustrate, some you can experience only from the air, sea, from a distance, and others extremely close up! How countries handle tourism around the volcano also differs. But, where can you go to seek out volcano wedding locations? Allow us to share with you the currently active volcanoes erupting around the world…
Oh la la active volcanoes in Europe! Happy to report that our home base of Iceland is erupting!! And it also happens to easy for visitors to access by helicopter or a 1-3 hour hike (one way). Feel free to check out the hiking directions to Geldingadalur. Now back to the list of volcano wedding locations in Europe…
Within the continent of Africa you’ll find many volcanos active or dormant. However currently though there are only 3 within Africa and the Indian Ocean and they follow:
Some of you may recall the eruption of Mount Agung in 2017-2019 all of which made the news, shut down airport travel, caused damage, and required countless evacuations. Meanwhile, currently the below volcanos are erupting but not really potential volcano wedding locations.
Likely it may surprise you that Antarctica is not only a volcanic island but it also has active volcanos! One of our favorite volcano wedding locations is actually on Deception Island. Imagine having an Antarctica elopement… Right now, there is only one erupting. For example, Erebus is a stratovolcano in Antarctica but also happens to be the highest ad most active.
South America has a lot of consistent volcano activity. And plenty of volcano wedding locations that are best seen from a distance. Such as the following:
Currently there are 6 actively erupting volcanos within Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean:
Sadly within mainland America currently there are no active eruptions. However, there are two erupting on islands and one you may want to consider when exploring volcano wedding locations!
There are countless islands within the Pacific Ocean that are volcanic. Right now the only one erupting (besides Kilauea) is Yasur on Tanna Island in Vanuatu. This is a stratovolcano.
Next, the Circum-Pacific Belt which is also called the “Ring of Fire” is where a lot of the worlds earthquakes and volcanic activity is. To illustrate, it is the area between the Kurile Islands to the Philippines. But right now, there are only 3 currently actively erupting…
So now onto the question of the hour… What type of volcano wedding locations are exciting to you? To illustrate, you could have the following types to choose from:
Meanwhile, when you think about the kind of adventure wedding you want to have, what will it entail? Will you rent a boat or helicopter, super jeep or be happy embarking on a hiking elopement on your own two feet? Hiring an adventure wedding planner will help you narrow down that and also introduce you to some unforgettable volcanic wedding locations. But to get you started we share a short list below.
Planning a wedding at an active volcano is difficult, as there are a lot of moving parts to consider. Firstly, it is important to hire an adventure wedding planner who knows the area well. For example, even if we are not based in country, we have sources reliable contacts to be our local eyes and ears. Why? Because active volcano wedding locations change frequently.
Secondly, keep in mind you may need to shift your schedule or day around due to weather conditions or gas. Thirdly, be prepared for a hike or prepared to pay for a helicopter. Next, here is a short list of other things to think about as you plan your volcano elopement adventure…
Lastly, are you amped up and ready to look into volcano wedding locations? If so, we would love to hear from you! Feel free to contact us to get that EPIC journey started!
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