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'La Soufrière' in Basse-Terre, The Soufrière volcano, Landscapes, Pointe à Pitre, Guadelupe
'La Soufrière' in Basse-Terre

Not only is 'La Soufrière' an active volcano, it is also a well-known hiking destination, and is the island's main attraction.

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The Soufrière volcano The islands of Guadeloupe
Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Section editor

Discover The Soufrière volcano

The Soufrière's peak rises 4812 ft high. The volcano is often surrounded by clouds. To reach the top, take the small, easy to access trails which go around the crater, criss-crossing the sides of the volcano. By foot, it only takes two hours to get to the top. Wear good shoes and bring a sweater.

The Soufrière volcano

The summit of 'La Soufrière', The Soufrière volcano, Landscapes, Pointe à Pitre, Guadelupe
The summit of 'La Soufrière'

The summit of 'La Soufrière' rises to a height of 1,467 m, spewing out smoke almost continually.

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The weather on 'La Soufrière', The Soufrière volcano, Landscapes, Pointe à Pitre, Guadelupe
The weather on 'La Soufrière'

The cloud rarely clears from the summit of 'La Soufrière'. It is therefore a good idea to bring a warm jumper, because the temperature drops as you climb higher.

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Climbing 'La Soufrière', The Soufrière volcano, Landscapes, Pointe à Pitre, Guadelupe
Climbing 'La Soufrière'

'La Soufrière' is one of the island's best-known hiking destinations. Allow two hours to reach the top wearing good walking shoes.

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Bathing on 'La Soufrière', The Soufrière volcano, Landscapes, Pointe à Pitre, Guadelupe
Bathing on 'La Soufrière'

At the top of 'La Soufrière', you can take a dip in the hot sulphur springs bubbling out of the ground.

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'La Soufrière' volcano, The Soufrière volcano, Landscapes, Pointe à Pitre, Guadelupe
'La Soufrière' volcano

'La Soufrière', which is nicknamed the 'Old Lady', is one of the 9 active volcanoes in the Lesser Antilles.

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