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Address: Porto Judeu, Terceira, Portugal
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See the steam/gases escaping from the still hot volcanic ground

At the end of a short road in a parking lot you will find a short ten minute walk to overlooks of geothermal vents. The trail is a loop, so just keep walking and it will bring you... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 October 2016
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Northfield, VT
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to Yellowstone and Lassen, so these aren't super cool, but it is free and it is an easy walk.

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New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

The Azores are volcanic islands. Places like this really put that into perspective. Yes, its interesting. However its not all that exciting especially if you have or will go to other islands with bigger similar areas (Furnas on Sao Miguel for example). If you visit only Terceira, then maybe its worth the visit. You can walk along a wooden "boxed... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

The landscape surrounding the furnas is worth seeing because the hills hasn't been touched even with the settlers arriving hundreds of years ago. You will see what the explorers saw before they began to cut native plants and trees down to create a town - shorter trees and quiet pristine environment. The furnas itself isn't much to look at if... More 

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Northfield, VT
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

At the end of a short road in a parking lot you will find a short ten minute walk to overlooks of geothermal vents. The trail is a loop, so just keep walking and it will bring you back the your car. The smell was very mild and reminded me of the smell of firecrackers, just a hint of sulfur.... More 

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Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Visiting this place is somehow looking at an alien landscape. You see yellowish vegetation at some areas where steam is coming out from underground and in these places you get a smell like rotten eggs, which is totally expected when it comes to sulfur. Overall a very nice walk and also a very interesting place to witness the volcanic activity... More 

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

It is a small, but part of a set of geological sites in the mountains of terceira, this is a sulfur field that you can walk through and also see some great nature. It's free, so worth it to stop by on the way to the caves.

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

This is a nice spot to spend 30min and have a walk around. Careful if you have been at the hot springs on Sao Miguel then be aware that this is much smaller and less spectacular, but more tranquil and relaxed.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

If you have been in Sao Miguel, don't bother to go there. It's very small, not impressive. You can see small and tiny "furnas".

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Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

You'll need a car to get to this site and I do not believe most tour groups visit the sulfur site. This site offers a great look into the active sulfur fields that still exist from the volcano. You're guided through the sulfer fields with a walkway and get to see the sulfur activity throughout. You'll notice that this area... More 

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Newton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

Interesting walk, not a lot of activity but you can see the steam rising and smell the sulfur. It's a pretty drive to the Furnas, we only stayed 30 minutes or so. Quick visit on a small island full of beautiful flowers.

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