volcano tours, expeditions to active volcanoes and geologic study travel

Study trips to volcanoes in the footprints of the SOL team

Do you want to visit a volcano yourself? We often get inquires by people who would like to join us on our expeditions. In many cases this is either impractical or cannot be arranged on short notice, for example when we rush off to an ongoing eruption. However Stromboli online has now started a collaboration with a young tour company founded by volcanologist Dr. Tom Pfeiffer, a year-long friend and close partner of the Stromboli online team.

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VolcanoDiscovery offers tours and expeditions to active volcanoes, as well as trekking, walking and study tours with general interest in geology. In close cooperation with Stromboli online, VolcanoDiscovery specializes in small and private custom-designed tours, as well as corporate incentives and special arrangements for universities and school groups. At present, the program includes the following destinations:


Italy: Etna, Eolian Islands (Stromboli, Vulcano and Lipari), Vesuvius, Bay of Naples and Campi Flegrei
Italy, the cradle of volcanology - nowhere else can you find such a fascinating variety of highly active volcanoes concentrated in such a small area,- all easily accessible and full of surprises. As we do ourselves, we'll do our best to bring you close to the action! From the near continuously active volcano Etna,- Europe's largest and the second most active volcano in the world,- to the infamous, dangerous volcano of Vesuvius that buried Pompeii in Roman times, our tours will give you an unforgettable experience.
From Vesuvius to Etna: 14-days volcano and study tour  (Vesuvius, Pompeii, Herculaneum, Campi Flegrei, Eolian Islands, Etna, Taormina). May - October, from 2600 EUR.

From Etna to Stromboli: 8-days volcano study walking tour (Etna, Stromboli, Vulcano, Lipari). May-October, from 1900 EUR.

Etna expeditions: 4/5-days volcano expedition on Etna; all year, from 1100 EUR.

Shorter excursions and day-trips on Vesuvius, Etna and Stromboli (on request)

Custom-design tours, for example photography tours and more...

 Overview: tours in Italy

Greece: Santorini, Saronic Gulf, Methana, Milos and Nisyros
Discover what is behind one of the oldest legends of the ancient world, the legend of Lost Atlantis, probably connected to the huge volcanic explosion on Santorini in 1645BC, and get an insight, from first-hand knowledge, into the natural history of one of the world's most violent volcanoes.
Discover other hidden treasures of the Greek volcanic areas: Milos, the Saronic Gulf, and the island of Nisyros, preparing for its next eruption...
Fascination Volcano: 8-days study & walking tour on Santorini. May-October, from 950,-EUR.

Volcanoes, Islands and Ancient Cultures: 10-days study and walking tour in the Saronic Gulf. April-December, from 1024 EUR.

Walking tours on Methana. Variable length, April-December, from 980 EUR.

Nisyros volcano - geologic walking and study tours (in preparation).

Milos - Volcanic Perl of the Aegean Sea (in preparation).

Other tour variants, private tours

 Overview: tours in Greece

Hawai'i: Big Island, Maui and Kauai (Kilauea, Mauna Loa, Mauna Kea, Haleakala)
A group of islands in the middle of the vast Pacific Ocean, created by fire, and according to the legend, home of the fire goddess PeleWatch the lava, molten rock, spraying out from unearthly craters, rivers of fire pouring into the powerful Pacific Ocean- nothing beats the experience to witness the creation of new land, an illustration of the eternal battle of elements.
A must for all volcano lovers, Kilauea on Big Island is the most active volcano on earth, standing along with the mighty volcanoes Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea. The island's other treasures, lush rainforests, waterfalls, coral beaches, and a deep blue ocean invite you to relax...
The Heartbeat of the Earth (Big Island tour): 13-days walking and study tour on Big Island, Hawai'i. All year, from 3200,- USD. 

Kilauea Volcano Special: 5-days volcano expedition to Kilauea volcano, Hawai'i. All year, from 1900,- EUR.

Custom-design tours on Big Island

 Overview: tours in Hawai'i

Indonesia: volcanoes of Java
Indonesia boasts more volcanoes than anywhere else in the world. Many of Indonesia's volcanoes are highly, and dangerously, active. Visit Krakatoa, Merapi, Bromo, Semeru, Ijen and other volcanoes. Experience the past and present evidence of volcanic activity, but Indonesia offers much more than volcanoes:
It is also an extremely colorful and diverse country, with dramatic landscapes, wonderful beaches, thousands of islands, and bustling villages. Visitors are delighted by the friendliness of the Indonesian people.
From Krakatoa to Bali: 16-days walking & study tour to the volcanoes of Java. May-Sept., from 2250 EUR.

From Krakatoa to Yogya: 10-days walking & study tour. May-Sept., from 1600 EUR.

Volcanoes of East Java: 6-days volcano walking & study tour. May-Sept, prices on request.

Volcanoes, Beaches and Adventure: 19-days volcano trekking tour. June-August, from 2500 EUR.

Bromo, Semeru, Ijen: 7-days volcano trekking tour. May-Sept., from 1100 EUR.

Private & custom tours on request

 Overview: tours in Indonesia

Tanzania: Ol Doinyo Lengai - the Mountain of God
Tanzania (E-Africa) has some of the most awe-inspring landscapes on earth: the Great Rift Valley, where East Africa is being separated from the rest of the continent, and where scientist believe is the birthplace of a future ocean...,- savanna highlands, deserts, salt lakes, an incredible abundance of wild life (e.g. Serengeti)...
Last, but not least, we offer expeditions to the world's perhaps strangest and most unique active volcano - Ol Doinyo Lengai - . You can combine all this with safari, adventurous treks across volcanic highlands and a relaxing holiday on the paradise beaches of Zanzibar. For the adventurous minded, Tanzania is the perfect place.

Mountain of God, Lions and Maassai: 23-days trekking tour in Tanzania. May-October, from 2300 EUR.

Ol Doinyo Lengai Volcano Special: 6-days volcano expedition. May-October (+all year), from 710 EUR.

Other trekking tours and safari arrangements on request

 Overview: tours in Tanzania

For more details on programs, prices, tour dates and more, please visit the VolcanoDiscovery website or contact us directly at