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The Complete Guide to Visit the Ijen Crater

Ijen is a mining crater for sulfur miners. Day and night workers are transporting big chunks of sulfur. Sulfer is mainly used for skincare products. Going into the Ijen crater to see the ‘blue fire’ and the sunrise over the aqua blue crater lake is the reason to visit Ijen. Ijen has last been active in 1871 and is one of the most acidic places in the world. This is everything about an Ijen tour


Frequently Asked Questions

Visit Ijen

East-Java is world-famous for its hikes at Bromo and Ijen. It is common to visit both volcanos in a 2-day Bromo and Ijen tour. The hike to the top of Ijen is definitely challenging. It takes about 1.5-hours to reach the crater lake with some very steep steps. The good thing is, there is a well-marked path. You don’t have to worry to get lost while walking in the dark.

Temperature at Ijen

Did we mention it is freezing cold at Ijen? The temperature was 0-10 degrees but with a super strong wind. Which made it freezing and dangerous because people were blown over.

Blue fire Ijen tour

The blue fire is a natural wonder that can only be seen at Ijen and in Iceland. It is only visible in the extreme darkness. If you are planning to witness the blue fire, you have to start walking from 2 AM. Once at the top you have to decent again into the crater, wearing a mask to find the blue fire. We didn’t do this ourselves. During our 8-day Java Route, we talked to a handful of people who hadn’t great reviews about this experience. We choose to spend more time at the best waterfall in Indonesia instead

What to wear during an Ijen tour?

Be prepared to wear long trousers, socks, closed shoes, a shirt, and a jacket or multiple sweaters. Do remember you will be hiking for at least one hour so your body will get warm.

Sunrise at the Ijen Crater

Watching the sunrise on the aqua Ijen crater lake is beautiful. Just like Bromo, it is busy but you can walk around almost the whole crater lake to take a beautiful photo. The colors change from orange, pink, purple, aqua. Would we recommend Ijen? It was a beautiful experience but wouldn’t recommend it if you have limited time for your route through Java.

How to get to Ijen

Contact our great Admin on Whatsapp (+6285230999396). Make sure to tell him you came via ‘Ijencratertour’ so you’ll get the best price. You have a few options to get to Ijen. The easiest way is to find a guesthouse or homestay near Ijen. The best location would be in Banyuwangi.

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