Ijen Crater, Banyuwangi Java Island

Popular Volcano in East Java

Ijen Crater, Banyuwangi Java Island

The Wonderful of Ijen Crater, Bondowoso

Ijen Volcano Crater , Banyuwangi not only popular in Indonesia but also popular in around the world after the great volcano Mount Bromo, Cemoro Lawang. Ijen Volcano produced huge sulfur from the crater dome and surrounded by green acid lake make the view very beautiful from the top.

Ijen Crater Volcano that always active produce huge sulfur make the native people work spiritly every day as the sulfur miners, In which, sulfur laden baskets are carried with a bamboo hauling and start their job from Paltuding (parking lot) by trekking for 3 kilometers to the rim then continue to bottom crater by using traditional equipments. So, the visitors coming not only enjoy The Wonderful of Ijen Volcano but also catching pictures for sulfur miners who are doing their activity in mining process.

"Ijen crater Banyuwangi" also said Kawah Ijen (in Indonesia laguage), located in the midlle between of Banyuwangi and Bondowoso regency. This volcano has an altitude at 2,368 meters high above sea level with 200 meters deep, that contains about 36 million cubic meters of sulfuric water and settled between Mount Merapi (2800 metres), Mount Raung (3,332 metres) and Mount Meranti (3,325 metres). the nearest way to reach Mount Ijen only from Banyuwangi ketapang harbor with duration for 2 hours driving and 7 hours from Surbaya airport or hotel. Mostly visitors Ijen Crater tour after finish enjoy Mount Bromo tour.

The typical attraction of Ijen Volcano
Blue Flame or Blue Fire is the typical attraction that relatively known by visitors, very regrettable if you do not visited Blue flame Ijen crater, Blueflame is a nature process of the crater that occurred all nights begin at 18.00 PM and finish at 05.00 AM. The Blue Flame, flaming up from the crater seems like the gas stove flame with huge of flaming up about 600° celcius heat, this processing always occured nightly and seem very wonderful from the nearby place. This Blue Fire was created after the the last eruption occured.

To enjoy Blue Flame Ijen Volcano, need to start from the nearby hotel such as Catimor Hotel, Arabica Hotel, Ijen View Hotel or you can start from hotel around Banyuwangi at 00:30 AM  or 01:00 AM early morning by car and motor cycle then stop at paltuding (parking area) then continue trekking up to the top of Mount Ijen for an hour or 3 kilometers by using flashlight, mouth mask, and trekking pole.

Ijen Crater tour need accompanied by local guide for trekking from paltuding (parking area) becuase the road from the top to the bottom is more difficult and need a good strength to reach 3 kilometres route, If you have planning to enjoy Ijen Volcano Java Island, or other tourism object in East Java Province Indonesia, you can click the itinerary of Bromo Tour Ijen Crater Pacakge

Ijen Crater tour from Banyuwangi, Bali Island and Surabaya :

Ijen Crater located at between Banyuwangi and Bondowoso, If You are interested to enjoy Ijen Crater Tour, the nearest way is from Banyuwangi Harbor only 2 hours driving by Car or motorbike But If You start Your trip from Surabaya, You can take the arrival time in the morning because from Surabaya is 7 hours driving.