7 Volcanic Craters In Hawaii You Can Visit That Will Leave You Full Of Wonder

The Hawaiian archipelago was created millions of years ago when underwater volcanoes emerged from the ocean’s surface. With approximately 20 volcanoes ranging in age from 400,000 years to 5.1 million years, the Hawaiian archipelago is the youngest section of the Hawaiian-Emperor seamount chain of volcanoes and seamounts extending across the Pacific Ocean. From the beautiful black sand beaches of the Big Island to the Big Island’s active Kilauea, Hawaii’s volcanoes make the islands incredibly unique, but it’s the volcanic craters and formations we can’t get enough of. Here are 7 of Hawaii’s greatest volcanic craters that you can visit for yourself.

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