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ONTAKE: We feel very sorry for the victims on Ontake volcano, caused by an unexpected phreatic eruption starting on September 27th. Our April 2015 excursion (program) to Japan will not be touched by this tragical occurence.
Ontake 2009 Ontake 2009 Ontake 2009
Images form left: Side crater with pilgrims facilities; summit facilities; active crater on Ontake (c)VEI 2009

Eyafjalla 2010 03.09.14 ICELAND:
Between the volcano Bardabunga and Askja a fissure has opened on 28. August after long lasting seismic unrest in this area in 2014. Lava eruptions from up to 1000qm/sec. have been meassured.
Do we focus a similar story like Eyjafjalla 2010 ? We will let you know about it.

INDONESIA: We are back form a gorges trip with lot's of fun thanks to a great team. Exciting excursions to 8 volcanoes and the view strait into erupting craters were on our way.
Indonesia 2014 Indonesia 2014 Indonesia 2014
Images form left: Explosion at Ibu; view inside the crater of Dukono; Soputan with great dawn light (c)VEI 2014

ERTA ALE: With our great experiences in January, we do run another excursion to Erta Ale and the Danakil in 2014. Travel start will be on approx. Dec. 1st. Look at the program as a best of Erta Ale & Danakil!
Erta Ale Dez. 2012 Dallol Dez. 2012 Erta Ale Dez. 2012
Images from the left: Lava lake of Erta Ale; Dallol; Strombolian hornito at Erta Ale (c) VEI 2013

ETNA: Volcano with very variable activity! After many paroxysm, strombolian activity and lava flows took place since days. Beside this, a very rare pyroclastic flow occured.
Etna 2014 Etna 2014 Etna 2014
Images above are all form the last days with the PF from Feb., 11. filmed by Chris Weber. See a youtube-video on VHDL VHDL.

ERTA ALE: We had a great excursion to the wild erupting lava lake of Erta Ale, Dallol and Djibouti. Thanks to the great folks and local operators!
Danakil 2014 Danakil 2014 Danakil 2014
Images from left: Cathrin crater; Explosive lava lake of Erta Ale; Lava fountaine in the crater (c)VEI 2014.

SEASONAL GREETINGS: VEI wishes a merry Christmas and all the best for 2014 - always safe travel and many active volcanoes on your way!
HAWAII: The Hot Spot on it's best! Well, that was on our way once more and with great folks a joyful and very pleasure trip. Thanks maids.
Hawaii 2013 Hawaii 2013 Hawaii 2013
Images from left: Kilauea lava lake, with look inside and form close (c) VEI 2013, nameless picture taker.

ETHIOPIA: A volcanic and mineralogical excursion run by our partner VolcanoDiscovery in early 2014 gives you a great opportunity to get to this unique volcano and Danakil desert. Have a close look.
ETNA: After mounth of silence the sicilian volcano erupted again on 26. October and yesterday. Will this be the start of a new period of activity?
Yellowstone: We are back from a 5 weeks trip to the Cascade volcanoes and Yellowstone. For some nice images check our USA-page .
TOLBACHIK: After 7 month of activity start, we found the fissure eruption still going on. Covered lava flows, sky holes and 3 degassing lava lakes were pretty much to see. Check also images at: VHDL.
Tolbachik 2013 Tolbachik 2013 Tolbachik 2013
Tolbachik Images from left: view into a glowing tunnel; lava lake; explosive degassomg (c) VEI 2013.

KAMCHATKA: Our fantastic expedition is over. We had hard weather conditions, but great adventure and two quite active volcanic sitess - one was Tolbachik (look at IMAGES!)
Kamchatka 2013 Kamchatka 2013 Kamchatka 2013
Images: Karyaksky and Avacha; erupting Tolbachik; PF at Shiveluch(c) VEI 2013. Our special thanks to Lost World: http://www.travelkamchatka.com

Infrarot-Sat. Tolbachik 2013 15.06.13 TOLBACHIK:
The volcano Tolbachik in russias Kamchatka ist still going on with activity. Since the eruption start in November 2012 quite a long time.
VEI runs an expedition to this target soon. A report about this later on at VHDL!

MAYON: An unexpected phreatic eruption occured at the philippian strato volcano Mayon, causing approx. 5 climbers dead and some injured. Mostly german volcano hikers are under the victims. We know, phreatic eruptions aren't predictable, well a rare hazard to be 'gotcha'. However, a very big sorry to the victims families from our side.
Nikon 2012(c)Andreas Hempel FOTO-EXPEDITION:
Nikon commercial image as a result of a VEI-Expedition to Erta Ale in December 2012.
Specially the professional fotographer Andreas Hempel(c) did a great job. Compliments! This image with slogan at VEI-Media!

ETNA: The sicilian volcano is frequently eruptiong not only at the SE-crater, also Bocca Nuova shows periods of strombolian activity form a vent inside the vast crater.
Etna 2013 Etna 2013 Etna 2013
Images from the left: Bocca Nuova during full moom; Bocca Nuova with ash eruption; Bocca Eruption seen form the east flank of Etna (c) VEI 2013

VOLCANO DISCOVERY is offering excursions to GREECE and ITALY. Find HERE some details.
KAMTCHATKA: Our expedition for 2013 now with a changed program due to the activity of Tolbachik. See program with details (link below).
KAMTCHATKA(Expedition) Kamtchatka volcanoes 21.06. - 13.07.2013 23 days, Participants: 6-8

SEASONAL GREETINGS: VEI wishes merry Christmas and all the best for 2013 with many great volcano adventures.

Older news can be found at the data archiv!

Erta Ale & Danakil December 2014
from 2.630,-Euro
13 days
6-14 participants
Sulawesi, Ternate, Halmahera July 2014
from 2.500,-Euro
28 days
2-7 participants
Erta Ale to Djibouti January 2014
14 days
6-10 pax
Highest volcanoes
on earth
January 2013
26 days
3-7 pax
Fire Islands of Vanuatu June 2012
24+ days
5-8 pax
Volcanoes in the Sourth Sea 5.-19. Aug 2012
3.-16. Sep 2012
run by VolcanoDiscovery
Erta Ale lava lake & Dallol February 2010
about 2.790,-Euro
14 days
6-9 pax
Lengai and the Rift August 2007
about 2.680,-Euro
15 days
6-9 pax
Fuegos Guatemalas February 2011
14 days
6-9 pax
Best of Java & Krakatau August 2010
about 2.280,-Euro
22 days
6-9 pax
Volcanoes of East Java July 2009
19 days
6-9 pax
Etna and Stromboli September 2010
about 1.655-Euro
8 days
6-9 pax

To find all VEI dates of travel departure (excursion set for german speaking clients) you are kindly asked to check the german website ("Termine/Preise"). You can join these excursions, no worries. We can guide a tour in german and english if necessary. The VEI travel dates can also show you, whenever Chris will be at the office in between to answer your questions personally.


excursions to active volcanoes worldwide

Eyjafjalla: at the crater!
Erta Ale 2010, (C)chris Weber VEI
Youtube Video vom Erta Ale.

Yellowstone and the Cascade volcanoes from 2013! See more at our USA-page.

We go again in 2012!
Image above: Sakura-jima eruption in Aug 2009.

volcano excursions
by our college

Stromboli (c) Rafael Werndli
Stromboli 2008: Rafael Werndli took this great picture on the Italian tour 2008

Image above: April 2007 on Piton de la Fournaise, lava flows at lower altitudes.

Etna, Sicily
Image above: November, 16th, 2006: the Southeast Crater of Etna (Sicily) erupted at 5:50am, while we were taking film shots on the spot.

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