Ijen crater Blue fire

Ijen Blue Fire

Ijen blue fire | This phenomenon can only be seen 1 hour after sunset and 1 hour before sunrise. We can see blue fire all night from 6 pm until 4.30 am.

Ijen Blue Fire

As with every natural sighting, its height and intensity depend on various conditions and cannot be predicted. The flames have been known to reach more than 5 meters in height but this is not always the case. No matter what, it is always a unique experience and you are guaranteed to get some pretty amazing photographs!

Ijen crater blue fire|Kawah Ijen blue fire

The lava molten rock that emerges from the Earth at ultra-high temperatures isn’t coloured significantly different than the lava at other volcanoes, which all differ slightly based on their mineral composition but appear a bright red or orange colour in their molten state.

But at Kawah Ijen, extremely high quantities of sulfuric gases emerge at high pressures and temperatures (sometimes more than 600°C) along with the lava.

Ijen crater blue fire|Kawah Ijen blue fire

When sulfur from within the volcano breaches the surface, it can reach temperatures up to 600°C( 1, 112°F), and therefore the sulfur immediately encounters lower temperatures and pressures at the surface, which causes the sulfur to right away ignite and erupt blue flames up to five metres( 16 ft) into the air.

How to see blue fire | ijen blue fire

Trekking to the summit of Mount Ijen to see blue fire began at midnight (around 1:00 dawn) of Pos Paltuding (the last post for all the Ijen crater tour to make the climb) with a long climb to the crater of Mount Ijen 1.5 to 2 hours trekking and so far 3 km.

Ijen crater blue fire|Kawah Ijen blue fire


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The best time to see Ijen Blue fire Blue Fire

During the rainy season, Mt Ijen’s blue flames are weaker, while in the dry season they are bigger. The dry season, between July and September, is the best time to climb Mt Ijen. The sandy mountain path will be dry, hence it will not be slippery and be safer for visitors.

Ijen crater blue fire|Kawah Ijen blue fire

Things you need to bring to see Blue Fire | ijen blue fire

  • Torches  (both hand torches or headlamps. We opted for the headlamps to maintain our palms-free), although I took both, simply in case the battery might run out withinside the night

  • Gloves (it’s miles bloodless up there, however, they even serve you nicely whilst you pass down the crater and ought to preserve directly to sharp rocks)
  • Gas masks, that you want as safety in opposition to dense clouds of poisonous gases like sulphur dioxide.  You can not live for a long term in one’s gases without a mask.  It all relies upon the wind if you’ll stumble upon a number of the ones poisonous gases on the day of your climb.
  • Warm jacket. Now, do no longer count on the provider of a “cell second-hand iciness garments store”

blue lava or Blue fire


Ijen tour from Banyuwangi 2 Day 1 Night

Ijen tour from Banyuwangi airport 2 Day 1 Night

Travellers will climb 3 km is not it and will come down to the crater, the road to the bottom of the crater is very steep and hard about 800 meters. Only then, the blue flame pins. This amazing natural phenomenon. Blue flame at Ijen volcano is unique, rare, and becoming an attraction itself. It also adds to the beauty of Ijen Crater after sunrise.

ijen crater complex

ijen crater complex is a group of stratovolcanoes, in East Java, Indonesia. It is inside a larger caldera, which is about 20 kilometres wide. The Gunung Merapi stratovolcano is the highest point of that complex. West of Gunung Merapi is the Ijen crater, which has a one-kilometre-wide turquoise-coloured acid crater lake.

The lake is the site of a labour-intensive sulfur mining operation, in which sulfur-laden baskets are carried by hand from the crater floor. The work is low-paid and very onerous. Workers earn around $5.50-$8.30 (Rp 50,000 – Rp 75,000) per day and once out of the crater, still need to carry their loads of sulfur chunks about three kilometres to the nearby Pultuding valley to get paid.

Many other post-caldera cones and craters are located within the caldera or along its rim. The largest concentration of post-caldera cones forms an east/west-trending zone across the southern side of the caldera.

The active crater at Kawah Ijen has an equivalent radius of 361 meters (1,184 ft), a surface of 0.41 square kilometers (0.16 sq mi). It is 200 metres (660 ft) deep and has a volume of 36 cubic hectometres (29,000 acre•ft).



Day 01: Pick up service 

Our driver will pick you up from banyuwangi ( airport, ferry harbour etc ) by private car and then we will take you to your hotel in the Banyuwangi area. Free Leisure.

Day 2 kawah ijen -Banyuwangi

The best moment to visit ijen for blue flame 01.00 Am, Our staff will pick up you, Then we will continue the journey to the ijen crater.  The driver will bring you to the parking area of ijen crater. From the hotel to the parking area Paltuding takes around 45minute.

Then you will reach the parking area. finally, you are going to walk as far as three kilometres. about 2 kilometres uphill and 1 kilometre flat. After that, you can enjoy the beauty of the blue fire until the sun comes up and you can see the biggest crater lake in Indonesia and the mining worker carrying the sulfur.

After you enjoy the beauty of ijen crater. we will back to parking then we escort you back to the hotel after breakfast we will drop off you at Ketapang harbour or train station and finish the blue fire tour.


  • 1 pax: IDR. 1.320.000
  • 2 pax: IDR. 1.860.000
  • 3 pax: IDR. 2.040.000
  • 4 pax: IDR. 3.000.000
  • 5 pax: IDR. 3.960.000
  • 6 pax: IDR. 5.160.000
  • 7 pax: IDR. 5.940.000
  • 8 pax: IDR. 6.120.000
  • 9 pax: IDR. 6.900.000
  • 10pax : IDR. 7.080.000


  • Transportation comfortable car or minibus
  • guide service
  • Accommodation – local standard.
    Based on 2 people maximum sharing  (for solo travellers, 1 pax per room),  (towels and soap are not provided).
  • Entrances fees Ijen crater
  • mineral water
  • breakfast in the hotel


  • Your own insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Food
  • Tips for guides and drivers.


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