The Timanfaya area also called Montañas del Fuego (fire mountains) in the southwestern part of the Canary Island Lanzarote was declared a national park in 1974. The parkland is entirely covered with lava and named after the only active volcano, Timanfaya. The viewpoint Islote de Hilario does not only offer a magnificent view of the park area, but also a scene for some interesting experiments. The park rangers pour water into a hole in the ground and a geyser instantly shoots up as the temperature is still 400C° only a few meters below the surface.

  • Sight: Timanfaya Volcano
  • Location: Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain
  • Last eruption: 1730 -1736
  • SightJumper: Tanja