Mount Yasur, Tanna Island
Categories: Volcanos, Nature & Parks
Marvel at the awe-inspiring beauty of Mount Yasur, an active volcano on Tanna Island that has been erupting continuously for 800 years. Mild eruptions still occur several times an hour. Despite its activity, visitors can approach this attraction safely according to strict government guidelines. Consider visiting late in the day so you can view the eruptions during both daylight and nighttime. Access involves a bumpy ride on rough roads and a short hike to the viewing point. When you go, keep in mind Captain James Cook himself was once drawn to the island by the volcano's glowing light and tried to climb the attraction before villagers stopped him, saying the volcano was sacred. Plan to visit Mount Yasur and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Tanna Island attractions using our Tanna Island trip generator.
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The highlight of our trip to Vanuatu was our time spent on Tanna and the afternoon/evening trip to Mt Yasur. I had no idea how close we were going to get to an erupting volcano ... you could feel the ... read more »
Yasur is the main attraction of Tanna and is absolutely unmissable. Try to come at night if you can, as it looks incredible. There are plenty of places to stay near the volcano, but be aware that most... read more »
This is the most amazing experience. The volcano is quite a way from the White Grass Ocean resort, some 35k which takes about 1.5 hours on rough roads, which can be challenging in older 4 WD's. Once y... read more »
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