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This volcanic archipelago is a haven for nature lovers and geographers – explore our itineraries and enjoy an unforgettable experience

This volcanic archipelago is a haven for nature lovers and geographers – explore our itineraries and enjoy an unforgettable experience

There are 26 active volcanoes on the Azores, meaning there is no shortage of volcanic activity to witness and experience first hand. Visit the crater lakes of Sete Cidades and Lago de Fago, the hot springs and fumaroles of Furnas and the award winning centre of Capelinhos. 

The Azores are regularly recognised as one of the most sustainable destinations in the world. A global pioneer in the use of sustainable energy, around 40% of energy in the Azores comes from renewable sources. Visit hydroelectric and geothermal power plants to see how energy is managed in the archipelago.

The coastlines of the Azores contain many unique geographical features, including arches and small volcanic islets. Learn about the processes that formed these islands over thousands of years. 

Compare weather processes between different islands. Examine how weather systems arrive across the Atlantic Ocean and how extreme weather events are now affecting the Azores in the form of hurricanes. 

Today the islands of the Azores are an important centre for the study of rising sea temperatures and the impact this may have on marine life.

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