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Mount Agung in Bali seen from Mount Rinjani in Lombok | © Rosino/Flickr
Mount Agung in Bali seen from Mount Rinjani in Lombok | © Rosino/Flickr

10 Stunning Volcanoes in Indonesia That Deserve a Visit

Picture of Edira Putri
Updated: 11 July 2017
Located in the most active seismic region on the planet called the Pacific Ring of Fire, Indonesian volcanoes aren’t only the most exquisite, they are also the most dynamic and busy. For adventurous tourists, these are the most stunning volcanoes in Indonesia that deserve a visit.

Gunung Rinjani

Gunung (Mount) Rinjani is the second highest volcano in Indonesia, located in the beautiful island paradise Lombok. The beautiful nature that surrounds the mountain has inspired local and international tourists to visit even for just a short hike around the mountain’s hills. However, an unparalleled beauty awaits those who are determined to reach the summit. The mountain has an exquisite crater lake called Segara Anak on its summit, with stunning blue water and lush greeneries on the surrounding hills.

Gunung Rinjani, Sembalun Lawang, East Lombok Regency, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia

Segara Anak Lake on Mount Rinjani in Lombok | © Trekking Rinjani/Flickr

Gunung Ijen

A hike through Mount Ijen will not only reward visitors with a breathtaking nature view and cool breeze but also with rare blue sulfur flames blazing at its caldera. Local and international tourists have hiked this mountain for a sight of the otherworldly phenomenon and were not disappointed. Visitors can also bring back souvenirs sold by miners on the mountain, adorable statues carved from sulfur.

Gunung Ijen, Tamansari, Banyuwangi Regency, East Java, Indonesia

Blue fire of Ijen Crater | © Dodi Mulyana/Flickr

Gunung Agung

Gunung Agung is the highest point on the island paradise of Bali. Cherished for more than its natural beauty, this mountain is considered a sacred site by Balinese; their very own Olympus where the deities set their throne. This mountain’s spirit is honored in Balinese temples, and the mountain itself is home to the island’s largest temple or ‘Mother Temple’, Besakih. Due to its challenging landscape and sacredness, hiring a local guide is mandatory when hiking this mountain.

Mount Agung, Jungutan, Karangasem Regency, Bali, Indonesia

Besakih Temple at Mount Agung | © rv/Flickr

Gunung Bromo

Mount Bromo is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Indonesia. It is located on a dense caldera in the middle of a “Sea of Sand” plain, offering a stunning view of various mountainous structures in one frame. Bromo is also preferred because reaching the summit could be effortless —tourists can rent a jeep to a sand area near the mountain, continue