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VOLCANO TRAVEL VEI - excursions and news

! ! ! PLEASE NOTE ! ! ! Due to health condition problems all VEI excursions have to be stopped until further notice !
SEASONAL GREETINGS: VEI wishes merry Christmas and all the best for 2017 with many great volcano adventures.
ETHIOPIA: Thanks to a great team with travel guide Adrian the VEI Tour was successful.
Erta 2016 Erta 2016 Erta 2016
Images from the Danakil (c) A. Rohnfelder: Erta Ale lava lake and Dallol
SEASONAL GREETINGS: VEI wishes a merry Christmas and all the best for 2016 - always safe travel to active volcanoes on your way!
ERTA ALE: Our excursion to the lava lake of Erta Ale can start in FEB. 2016. And it looks good on the site. See below!
erta ale 2015 Images:

left, lava lake of Erta Ale below the edge;

right, infrared image of Erta Ale in DEC. 2015.
erta ale 2015

JAPAN: Back in Japan with those hot impressions at the volcanoes. Beside this, great fun again travelling around anyway.
Japan (c) Weber 2015 Japan (c) Weber 2015 Japan (c) Weber 2015
Images from the left: Explosive Sakurashima with lightning; by night; Aso asheruption (Heli gives scale) (c) VEI 2015.

VANUATU: The islands of Vanuatu were hit by a strong Typhoon. We are very sorry about any lost and damages. This was not the only news in March. Ambrym volcano had an unusual fracture eruption inside the summit caldera.
ERTA ALE & DANAKIL: The last excursions were great, so we go again! Start will be approx. 14. Feb 2015. Look at the program:Erta Ale & Danakil!
SEASONAL GREETINGS: VEI wishes merry Christmas and all the best for 2015 with many great volcano adventures.
ETHIOPIA: Second tour in 2014 and second full hit. A great team made this incredible dream true again, to see the Danakil desert coulors once more with lot's of fun.
ETH 2014 ETH 2014 ETH 2014
Images of the Danakil: Dallol; Erta Ale lava lake; hot spring
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.

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Erta Ale & Danakil
starting 14. Feb. 2016

Eyjafjalla youtube video
Eyjafjalla 2010 At the crater of Eyjafjalla
Yellowstone and the Cascade volcanoes from 2013! See more at our USA-page.

website of VHDL
Volcanic Hazards Documentation & Logistic Research
Erta Ale 2010, (C)chris Weber VEI
Youtube Video vom Erta Ale.

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

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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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