Mount Ijen Blue fire tour is probably one of my favorite tourist destinations for first-time visitors in Indonesia. The landscape is out of this world. One of the highlights of visiting Ijen is the blue flames, which you can only see at night.
The flames appear at the base of the Ijen crater and are caused by sulphuric gas catching fire. You can find an article about the flames in National Geographic here. Ijen Volcano is a Stratovolcano mountain which is located on the border between Banyuwangi Regency and Bondowoso Regency, East Java, Indonesia. Ijen Crater (Kawah Ijen) has the highest peak of 2.799 meters above sea level.
I’ve been the iconic places, even the favorite destination for tourists. Why? Because we ensure you that if Ijen Crater is the best choice for their vacations. Ijen crater has all the wonderful things, that you want to see it. The turquoise Lake, that’s what the tourist called Ijen Crater, is one of the Instagramable places to take some photos. Ijen Crater Lake has a depth of 200 meters, and the crater has a high acidity that is close to zero.
So that could dissolve the human body quickly. When we see the crater lake from the peak of Ijen Mountain we will see the oldest dam of Ijen Crater. The Ijen Crater Dam has built when in the Dutch era. It functions to avoid the overflow of crater water. You can also see the best sunrise ever and the rare phenomenon which is only two in the world, after Iceland, it is called “BLUE FIRE”.
The blue fire has been there a few hundred years ago or maybe a thousand years ago. And yet, its existence was known around 1950. Blue fire formed because the solfatara hole with sufficient hot temperature (600 degrees Celcius) is burning the closest sulfurs.