Mount Bromo (Gunung Bromo), Java, Indonesia

Mount Bromo (Gunung Bromo) is an active volcano and part of the Tengger massif in East Java, Indonesia. The mountain is with it’s height of 2.329 metres not the highest peak but it is the most well known. Mount Bromo sits, together with 2 other volcanos, in the middle of a vast plain called the “Sea of Sand” (Lautan Pasir, size 8×10 km), a protected nature reserve since 1919.

The volcano belongs to the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park. The name of Bromo derived from Javanese pronunciation of Brahma, the Hindu creator god.

The massif area is one of the most visited tourist attractions in East Java, Indonesia. A popular activity is to watch the sunrise from the viewpoint on Mount Penanjakan (Gunung Penanjakan) and then take an organised jeep tour to the volcano. From inside the caldera, sulfur is collected by workers. Be aware that at night it can be very cold, around 4 oC/39 oF, so dress warm. Also, try to avoid the weekend because then it’s very crowded.

Below you find a small impression of the sunrise followed by a visit to the volcano.