Volcano Scenic Flight – Flight of Fire!

Only 35 minutes flying time from Port Vila, Lopevi Island is the closest and most accessible active volcano to Vanuatu’s capital. Agreeably one of the most scenically spectacular islands in the archipelago, with its emerald forested slopes, it casts a commanding presence, jutting clear out of the water to a height of almost 4700 feet, forming the tallest peak in central Vanuatu. Lopevi’s explosive activity has increased in recent times with lava flows sometimes reaching the ocean.

Approaching the volcano

The view inside the crater

A little further north from Lopevi, Ambrym is included in the top ten list of earth’s most active volcanoes, having been in a regular state of eruption for over 200 years. Known locally as “Black Island”, it possesses a moon like landscape where molten flows are regularly seen streaming from the constantly smoking twin vents of Benbow and Marum. Seeing Ambrym’s boiling lakes of lava from the air is absolutely mind blowing!

Our sedate, high wing Cessna aircraft is perfect for still or video photography. Everyone has a window seat, affording spectacular photo opportunities!

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