Volcanic Crater of Ijen


Ijen is the most beautiful volcanic crater in Indonesia located in the Banyuwangi east java and close to Bali island. Covered by acidic lake in altitude 2,799 meters from sea level  with sulfur that always smoke every time. Ijen famous with blue flames that formed from liquid sulfur with high temperature then ignite by air need maximum effort to enjoy this phenomena because peoples should start at midnight from their hotel.

how to get to ijen ? first we need to reach Banyuwangi, Banyuwangi can access from Surabaya or Bali by airplane and buses

  1. by airplane from Surabaya airport take Citilink or Nam air to Blimbing sari airport.
  2. by bus from Surabaya station take a Jawa indah or akas to Banyuwangi then make stop at Ketapang ferry harbour
  3. from Bali take a bus to Gilimanuk harbor and take ferry to Ketapang.

above are the way to Banyuwangi to ijen you can book a trip ijen crater tour  or you do by yourself, The best time to see Blue fire at midnight so you need complete equipment like gas mask, torch light, and warm jacket. Go to Ijen with tour or not ? probably with tour is more easier but find the trusted one, Doing by yourself also good you can rent scooters but consider the safety because the road to ijen are very step.

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Updated: January 19, 2019 — 6:33 am

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  1. Hannah, Jacob and Scott

    Getting up early to trek up the mountain and into the volcano was incredible. The view was amazing. Our guide was friendly and helped us get up the mounttain when going got to be hard work. Incredible experience.

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