Piton de la Fournaise

Elevation (feet): 8,631
Elevation (meters): 2,631
Continent: Africa
Country: Reunion
Range/Region: Reunion Island
Latitude: -21.2333
Longitude: 55.7167
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
Volcanic status: Active
Most recent eruption: 2004
Nearest major airport: St. Denis, Réunion Island
Convenient Center: St. Denis, Réunion Island

Piton de la Fournaise is an active volcano, rising from the Indian Ocean in the southeastern corner of Réunion Island. Access is easy, as the mountain's frequent volcanic activity is a tourist attraction, so rides and tours are readily available. The walk to the top is as easy as getting there. The glowing lava showers are impressive during both day and night, and camping is permitted near the volcano's rim. The mountain's most recent eruptions were in 1986 and 1992.