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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.

  • '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.

    © MATTES Rene
  • 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.

    © MATTES Rene
  • 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.

    © Patrice Hauser / EASYVOYAGE
  • 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.

    © Patrice Hauser / EASYVOYAGE
  • 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.

    © Patrice Hauser / EASYVOYAGE
  • '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.

    © Patrice Hauser / EASYVOYAGE
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