(GMT)11 FEB 2017 TJIU3S:
El Teide Volcano
Tenerife is the largest and most populated island of the seven Canary Islands, Spain. It is situated north of the Tropic of Cancer, in the Province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.The island is about 300 km from the African coast, and almost 1,000 km from the Iberian Peninsula.
Teide volcano is the highest peak in the Atlantic Ocean and has a height of 7500 m above the ocean floor. The volcano has a history of large destructive eruption which affect populated areas. The fire mountain is the island’s foundation and is home to all climate zones our planet has on offer and is Earth’s third tallest insular volcano. The caldera of El Teide volcano should be visited and explored from two sides. First coming and ascending from the eastern side in TF-21 road leading through La Orotava, and second when driving down again towards Adeje and Santiago del Teide on TF-38 road. The scenic impressions along that trip are truly epic as the variety in geology, colour, vegetation and shape of rocks couldn’t be more diverse.That short road trip lets one witness the complexity and diversity of our planet in a nutshell. With the Timanfaya area the neighbour Canary island of Lanzarote offers a similar spectacular landscape.