Ijen Crater is located on Mount Ijen, Banyuwangi, East Java. This crater is a famous tourist attraction for Indonesian tourists or foreign tourists. This crater has a depth of about 200 meters and an area of around 5,466 hectares.
Ijen Crater is a crater from Mount Ijen that has a beautiful panorama and can be visited as a mountain tourist attraction. The view will provide tranquility for tourists. You need to climb the mountain first to see this crater, but you will be rewarded with beautiful scenery from the top of the mountain.
One of the most popular attractions from Ijen Crater is the Blue Fire. Blue Fire itself is a fire that imbued with sulfur from Ijen Crater. Blue Fire can only be seen when it is dark at night. This is the unique side of Mount Ijen. If you want to see Blue Fire, you must climb the mountain in the middle of the night.
Because it is a mountain tour, the temperature at this mountain will be relatively cold. Especially when you climb the mountain at night. The temperature can be low as 2 degrees Celsius. Therefore, tourists must remain active in climbing. During the climb, the stars and sky will look brighter than the stars in the city so they will surely be able to provide a new experience for you.
Price of Admission
Domestic tourists: IDR 5,000 for weekdays and IDR 7,500 for weekends
Foreign Tourists: IDR 100,000 for weekdays and IDR 150,000 for weekends
If tourists bring a camera or want to hold a commercial shooting event, a fee of IDR 10,000,000 will be charged.
The route to Ijen Crater
The route and access to the Ijen crater from Banyuwangi Regency can be taken for 1.5 hours by car or motorcycle because the distance is only about 35 kilometers. This path is usually taken by climbers. The area to be addressed is the Licin village. After arriving in the Licin village, continue the journey to Paltuding for about 18 kilometers. This path can still be passed by motorized vehicles, but not all type of motorized vehicles. Usually the vehicle used to reach Paltuding is a double axle jeep.