It’s one of the “hottest” things to do in Hawaii — quite literally! Wondering how to see lava flow in Hawaii on your next trip to the Aloha State? We have the scoop — so follow these tips.
How To See Lava Flow In Hawaii
Take A Doors-Off Helicopter Tour Over A Volcano
If you’re researching how to see lava flow in Hawaii, your first line of action should be booking a Doors-Off Helicopter Tour. Ditch the doors, get a discount and literally feel the heat on this helicopter ride. Departing from Hilo, this Hawaii helicopter experience will take you 500 feet above the flowing lava and open vents of the Kilauea Volcano! After feeling the heat, you’ll cool off as you fly over the rainforests of Hilo and see the mist rising from Wai‘ānuenue (Rainbow Falls). Top off the tour with the vistas of Mauna Loa for an unforgettable Hawaiian experience. This is also the best way to see Hawaii volcanoes.
If the Doors Off tour isn’t for you, there are still other ways to see lava flow. On the discounted Hawaii Circle Island Experience, for example, you will fly over all five volcanoes (among other sights).
Check Lava Activity Online
Before planning out your trip, you might want to consider researching the lava conditions first. Check out the Hawaii Lava Update for jaw-dropping photographs of the lava, as well as timely updates on volcanic activity. Then, you can enjoy a full view of the lava flow!
Visit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park features two active volcanoes: Kilauea, one of the world’s most active volcanoes, and Mauna Loa, the world’s largest shield volcano. You’ll gain insight into the birth of the Hawaiian Islands as well as an education about scientific, volcanic processes. For visitors, the park offers stunning, lava-laced landscapes and a glimpse into rare flora and fauna. You can walk on lava beds and watch lava flow into the sea.
Still looking for tips on how to see lava flow in Hawaii? Take a lava boat tour. You’ll have a front-row seat to view lava activity. The “Lavaone” boat tour offers a thrilling cruise that provides you a comfy ride to the ocean lava viewing. Experience the Kilauea volcano’s current activity and watch lava flowing into the sea — from the sea! The tour provides bottled water and snacks for the ride. You’ll get the chance to see the Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, diverse ocean life and Hawaii’s active volcanoes.
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