Explore the island's volcanoes

Discover the world's most active volcano - Piton de la Fournaise

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There's more to Reunion Island than its beautiful beaches and clear-blue seas: the volcanic landscape makes this island truly remarkable. 

Piton des Neiges

Soaring up to 3,070 metres, Piton des Neiges is the highest point on Reunion Island and is the most dominant feature on the horizon. A favourite destination of avid hikers, Piton des Neiges covers around two-thirds of the island, and has been inactive for more than 20,000 years. The snow-capped peak contrasts beautifully with the bright blue skies, and you'll find more than 200 types of plant and many animal species making themselves at home in the surrounding wilderness.

Piton de la Fournaise

As one of the world's most active volcanoes, Piton de la Fournaise should not be taken lightly. Stretching to more than 2,600 metres high, this volcano is undoubtedly the island's most popular attraction; brave campers can stay overnight near the volcanoe's rim, and helicopter tours offer amazing views over the craters. Piton de la Fournaise spews orange and yellow lava day and night, making for quite the spectacular natural show.

Top Tips from our Experts


Destination Specialist

"On your way to Piton de la Fournaise volcano, stop off at the Plaine de Sables view point. This lunar-like landscape is the perfect spot for photographs and discovery".