Visitors to Reunion enjoy the sights of another volcanic eruption


(Posted 05th February 2015)

Late morning of the 04th of February did Reunion’s active volcano, the Piton de la Fournaise, once again erupt, giving visitors to the island a magnificent spectacle especially at night, when the sky is illuminated by the glowing lava.

While all the trails and roads to the rim of the crater were immediately closed for safety reasons are helicopter tours, keeping a safe distance of course, ongoing and allow for some spectacular sights.

For those too scared to board a helicopter and fly around the inferno is a visit to the Volcano Museum recommended, which was in August last year re-opened again after a three year overhaul, renovation and expansion. There it is entirely safe to see documentary films of past eruptions and learn about the history of the volcanos and how the eruptions in the distant past raised the island of Reunion from the sea.

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