Pico del Teide – A volcanic playground

The Canary Islands bubbled up from an isolated hotspot, forming a chain of islands as the continental plate moved across it over several millions of years. The older islands to the east have been steadily eroding away in the meantime, but the western part of the archipelago still boasts Continue reading

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El Hierro – A volcanic hotspot underneath the sea

The Canary Islands have a lot more to offer than the well-known beach resorts on Tenerife and Gran Canaria. With breathtaking mountains and rugged volcanic landscapes there is a lot of truly beautiful nature to be discovered. I went island hopping on the Canary Islands in December 2011, and the one that Continue reading