Driving Chain Of Craters Road On The Big Island

Chain Of Craters Road, Hawaii

There’s no question that Hawaii’s Big Island is an amazing location for a road trip, and one of its most famous drives is Chain of Craters Road. Winding through the black lava fields created by many volcanic eruptions over the years was a humbling experience.

As we descended 3700 feet from the smoking Kilauea Caldera to sea level I was on the lookout for good spots to capture this barren, surreal landscape. The road has been covered several times by lava flow, so for me this shot represents the enduring battle that is so present here between humanity and nature.

The roads throughout the Big Island were fantastic for the most part, as smooth as they were scenic and fairly clear of any traffic. At times the low speed limits were a little frustrating, but for the most part I was just happy to be forced to slow down and enjoy the view. After all that’s what Hawaii is all about!

6 thoughts on “Driving Chain Of Craters Road On The Big Island

    1. Ben Post author

      Yeah it was very warm by the coast, and quite windy! I’d love to visit Iceland some day, I imagine the landscape is even more spectacular. But perhaps a little colder 🙂

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