Exploring Lanzarote's volcanoes
Fortunately, no lives were lost but 26 villages were completely buried and all the arable farmland was destroyed, and all that was left were craggy rock faces and lunar-style craters.
Today, there are pretty villages dotted between ancient volcanic cones, and many once-barren valleys are covered in lush vegetation. The volcanoes are now mostly dormant but spectacular and stunning scenery remains and there’s still plenty of heat burning away just beneath the surface. We take a look at some of the fascinating facts about the island’s volcanoes and some of the volcanic highlights you can visit.