Mount Ijen is one of Indonesia’s unique trekking destinations.

It is famous for electric blue lava-like rivers of light a.k.a the “blue flames” that is best seen when it’s still dark. The trek starts before sunrise and passes through sulfur mines before reaching the crater lake. Along the way, you’ll see miners carry huge loads of sulfur rocks back to the base camp, and breathtaking views of the volcano.

Located on the far east of Java Island, Banyuwangi is the main gateway city to Mount Ijen. From Banyuwangi city center, go on a 1.5-hour drive up the mountain to Pos Palduting. And, a 1 to 2-hour trek to the crater lake and sulfur mines at Mount Ijen. Most travelers reach Banyuwangi by ferry from Bali or by land from Surabaya or Probolinggo. You can also fly to Banyuwangi Airport from Surabaya

For your next trip to Mount Ijen

How much does it cost to visit Mount Ijen? Click below to compare rates and discounts online:

Tours & Activities

Klook

Mount Ijen Travel Guide Blog

See more trip inspiration below. Scroll down for more travel tips & guides. Follow Detourista on:

FacebookInstagramTiktokPinterest

Where to stay in Mount Ijen

Click below to search recommended Mount Ijen hotels/hostels/home rentals within your budget. Book online with these trusted booking sites for rock-bottom prices & convenient bookings.

AgodaBooking.com

Pro tip: Remember to set your minimum/maximum price, travel dates, and sort by review ratings. Book sooner rather than later if you already have your dates set. Cheaper-priced rooms and hotels with high reviews tend to get fully booked faster, especially during busy days like weekends, holidays & peak tourist seasons.

Mount Ijen Tours, Packages & Discounts

Check prices online & read traveler reviews. Pre-book your trip now with these trusted booking sites:

Klook

Mount Ijen Transport & Fares

Book your way to & around Mount Ijen. Click below to view flight, ferry, buses fares & more posted online:

Bookaway

Mount Ijen Flights

Find cheap flights by comparing multiple airlines with these airfare comparison & booking sites:

SkyscannerAirAsia