It is hard to describe feelings while walking the landscape of Timanfaya National park - the land of volcanoes or in Spanish Montanas de Fuego. Unfortunately, it is not possible to walk freely around the park, it is only possible to book a hike for "The Routes de Volcanoes", which usually needs to be booked for one month in advance, but that is just a very small part of the whole Volcano part.
Most popular option to see the landscape is to take a bus tour among the volcanoes. The bus only stops in a few places and it is not allowed to get off. But the landscape is nothing you can possibly imagine. A visit to the Timanfaya National Park is a must for every visitor at Lanzarote.
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The spectacular volcanic landscape, which covers a quarter of the island, was created over six years of near-continuous volcanic eruptions that took place between 1730 and 1736, with a smaller episode in 1824. The scale of the eruptions was enormous, with an estimated 2,000,000,000nm3 of lava spewed out from more than 100 volcanoes onto previously-fertile land and villages, as well as reclaiming some new land from the sea. Although the majority of the eruptions took place nearly 300 years ago, Lanzarote’s dry climate means that the Volcanic landscape is relatively unchanged since that time.
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This landscape is far from what someone could imagine feeling before the visit. The surrounding is so powerful and yet so strange for the living specious. Due to its emptiness, it still gives you a warm and calming feeling, despite there is no living creatures around this area.
This place has
a special vibe that
can't be imagined.
Inside the Timanfaya Volcano Park it is possible to hike the highest Volcano peak in Lanzarote. No entry fee is needed to hike all the way to the top. It takes you 55 min of walking through the lava fields. Just dried, black lava stone. Like a lava desert.
From the starting point, there is 30 min walking through the flat part and when reaching the bottom side of Volcano slopes there is 20 - 25 min of a bit steeper hike to reach the top. Once reaching the edge of the crater, there is a beautiful walk all around the crater. Despite the very warm weather, it was very windy on the top. But somehow during all this hiking trip, only one thing was going on in our heads - how was back then, when this eruption happened.