Erta Ale Volcano

The most active volcano in Ethiopia

The Erta Ale Volcano in Ethiopia is one of the largest active volcanoes in the world, and is located in the hostile Danakil Desert. It’s a unique place where you can see the hot magma from the side of the crater on top. But the entire surrounding landscape is unique.

When you make a trip out to the Erta Ale Volcano, you’ll be amazed. The landscape is alien, hostile, but above all it’s beautiful. This is a classic volcanic landscape.

Everything here is about that 613-metre high peak of a volcano. Erta Ale is a basaltic shield volcano in the Afar Depression, and the most active volcano in Ethiopia. It is one of only four volcanoes in the world with a lake of lava on top, and it’s an impressive sight.

Visiting Erta Ale Volcano

Erta Ale is in the Danakil Desert, in the Afar triangle, in the north-east of Ethiopia.

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