Walk through lava tubes, explore a trail that leads to where a lava flow has incinerated everything in its path, and learn about Kīlauea, the youngest and most active shield volcano in the state. Eruptions from the volcano that started in 1983 continue today. Located inside Hawaii Volcanos National Park, the crater has many steam vents and one massive one that glows in the dark, called the caldera. The best place to see the caldera lit up at night is from the observation deck of the museum, where you can also learn more about the volcano's history. Remember to dress warmly and bring a raincoat, as it tends to rain frequently near the volcano. Plan your visit early in your trip in case you need to come back another day due to poor visibility caused by the frequently foggy conditions. Also keep in mind that accessibility to certain areas is dependent on volcanic activity. Before you head to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Hawaii Volcanoes National Park travel route planning site, to make sure you see all that Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has to offer, including Kīlauea.
Tours To Kīlauea
Lava & Rainforests Helicopter Adventure from Hilo BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $274
Duration: 45 minutes
Experience Hawai'i Big Island Helicopter Flight from Kona BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $582
Duration: 2 hours
Kilauea Volcano Bike Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $179
Duration: 5 hours
2018 was an active time for this volcano but in Feb 2020 she was asleep and there is actually a lake forming in her crater. But understanding her history was most interesting. Stay if you can at... more »
We got our Mt. Kilauea tour with HoppaOn, Hoppa Off. Our tour guide, Gene, was excellent with the information he shared. He stayed with us the whole tour, explaining Hawaiian history with detail and..... more »
Wasn't it active when We were there Scientists could be seen walking around.Steam vents were active.y wife took a helicopter ride over the park.
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