Blue Fire In Mountain Ijen, Banyuwangi – East Java, Indonesia. (Only 2 In The World)

Kawah Ijen is the only crater in Indonesia which has a natural phenomenon “Blue Fire”. In the world, there are only two places that have the Blue Fire. In addition to Indonesia, there is also a Blue Fire in Iceland. Blue Fire is happening because of the heat of the crater of Ijen combined with sulfur to create the effect of blue flame on the surface. This phenomenon can only be seen before sunrise. Trekking to the summit of Mount Ijen to see blue fire began at midnight (Around 01:00 am Dawn) of Pos Paltuding (The last post for all the Ijen crater tour to make the climb) with a long climb to the crater of Mount Ijen 1,5 to 2 hours trekking and so far 3 Km. At sunrise, tourists can see clearly Ijen crater lake. Lake formed from a volcanic eruption about 2500 years ago, has turquoise water. So very beautiful. Ijen crater lake is a lake that has a high acidity, and is the largest volcanic lake in the world. With a depth of up to 200 Meters and an area of ​​more than 5000 hectares. The best time to climb Mount Ijen is in the dry season, around Month of May to October, when the early morning until the morning.

Blue Fire In Mountain Ijen, Banyuwangi – East Java, Indonesia.