One of the highlights of travel to the Big Island in Hawaii is seeing the lava flows from Mt. Kīlauea.
Kīlauea is a currently active shield volcano in the Hawaiian Islands, and the most active of the five volcanoes that together form the island of Hawaiʻi.
In the past year, the island saw the amount of lava produced exceed recent records, and just a few months ago, a new lava ocean entry point was formed, called Kamokuna. It is approximately 100 feet above sea level, and more than one million gallons of lava flow into the ocean every hour.
A visit to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park should be on everyone’s to do list when they go to the Big Island.
CondeNast Travel just did a story on the best ways and safest ways to see the lava flow with tips from locals.