Kilauea Volcano


Photo Spot Summary

Category: Landscape

Country: United States

State: Hawaii

City: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

GPS Latitude: 19.419371

GPS Longitude: -155.288498


On the Big Island of Hawaii, tour bus or rental car. Once in the park, a short drive around to the various lookout points.

Photo Spot Details

The volcano was in a “glowing” phase, enough to illuminate the steam clouds rising from the crater. It was a lucky guess to get up early and have a clear morning to get this shot, and to have part of the Milky Way.

Suggestion for budding volcanologists is to check from rental houses just outside the park.  It is a pleasant contrast to the warmer, beach climate elsewhere in Hawaii.


Kilauea Volcano

Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, HI 96718, USA


Reader Interactions


  1. Mary Larkin
    October 12, 2018 at 7:17 pm

    Hi Dave, I went on vacation to Hawaii in March 2018. I am making a quilt and wonder if I have permission to use the picture above
    to print out on pima cotton and sew it on my personal quilt.

  2. Jim
    September 16, 2015 at 5:35 am

    Hello, I love the shot! I will be in Hawaii in January and plan on visiting the park. What time of day did you take this picture? When does the park open? Thanks Jim

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