Mount Ijen is an active volcano located on the border between Banyuwangi Regency and Bondowoso Regency, East Java, Indonesia. having a height of 2,443 meters above sea level and located side by side with Mount Merapi, this mountain has one of the most famous natural phenomena, namely the crater located at its peak.
Ijen Crater is located in the area of Ijen Tourism Park Bondowoso Regency and Banyuwangi Regency, East Java. Every morning around 2:00 to 4:00, around the crater can be found the phenomenon of blue fire or blue fire, which is the uniqueness of this place, because this natural scenery only occurs in two places in the world namely Iceland and Ijen.
How to get there?
The journey that must be taken to reach this mountain region is quite long. You can use the economic train to Banyuwangi and get off at Karangasem Station and then take a motorcycle taxi to Licin District and Banyusari Village. From Banyusari, the journey continues towards Paltuding by riding a sulfur transport truck or taking a bus and going down in Banyuwangi city then riding an ojek can go directly to Paltuding or to Banyusari Village.
Mount Ijen is located side by side with Mount Merapi. It was known that Mount Ijen last erupted in 1999.
To promote Mount Ijen tourism better, now the Banyuwangi District Government holds many events. including: Tour de Ijen (now changing the name ‘International Tour de Banyuwangi Ijen’), Ijen Banyuwangi Jazz, etc.