Volcano news and tours: Armenia, Kuril Islands (VolcanoDiscovery Newsletter #27, Nov/Dec 2019)

Dear friends and guests,

it has been rather calm in the volcano world recently, but here are a few significant events to mention:
- a new eruption at remote Shishaldin volcano in the Aleutian Islands,- it seems it had intense phases of lava fountaining and produced new lava flows onto its ice-covered slopes;
- likely, we're seeing the early stage of a new eruptive phase at Klyuchevskoy in Kamchatka, hoping it will increase in the near future!
- an intensification of explosions at Sakurajima in Japan, a great volcano to visit in any case.
Other volcanoes, which had been active in the past months, continue to be so, for example Karangetang, Dukono, Ibu, Merrapi and Krakatau in Indonesia, Pacaya, Fuego and Santiaguito in Guatemala, Popocatépetl in Mexico, Nevado de Chillán in Chile, Sangay, Reventador in Ecuador, Sabancaya in Peru, Etna, Stromboli in Italy and many others...

If you're curious to see what it can be like on our volcano tours, here are two guest galleries from the most recent trips to Italy and Krakatau:
Krakatau Volcano Special Nov 2019 by Andrej Nikiforov, our expedition leader on the Kamchatka expedition
Grand Tour of Italy by Markus Heuer, long-term repeating customer

If you're curious to learn about new tours in our program for 2020, we highlight:

2-10 May 2020: Santorini & Milos combination (Greece) - Discover two very different, exceptionally beautiful volcanic islands of the Aegean

17-30 July 2020: Islands of Fire and Whales (Kuril Islands, Russia) - A combination of 5 days sailing from Kamchatka to the northern Kuril Islands and a week on Paramushir island, with erupting Ebeko volcano

11-29 Aug 2020: Land of Colors (Kamchatka, Russia) - An expedition to some of the world's most spectacular and active volcanoes, including 3 days / nights at remote Karymsky volcano
(hint: it's a very good time to book flights, we still have 4 spots available for this trip!)

4-14 Oct 2020: Land of Volcanoes and History (Armenia) - A walking & study tour to discover one of the most beautiful countries of the Caucasus region with exceptional landscapes, geology and culture.

And if you're looking for a beautiful and useful Christmas present, have a look at our new 2020 Volcano Calendar!

Stromboli in eruption Oct 2019 (image: Markus Heuer)
Stromboli in eruption Oct 2019 (image: Markus Heuer)
Eruption at Krakatau Nov 2019 (image: Andrej Nikiforov)
Eruption at Krakatau Nov 2019 (image: Andrej Nikiforov)

Curious to learn more about our tours?
Just visit our website, meet us and other guests on our facebook group or email us (reply to this message) with any questions you might have. We look forward to hear from you and perhaps meet you soon on one of our tours.

With our very best wishes for the rest of 2019!

Tom Pfeiffer & the VolcanoDiscovery team

- adventure & study travel

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