It may surprise you to hear that Europe is covered with volcanoes. No need to worry though, the vast majority are extinct or dormant. Dormant volcanoes are technically active but haven’t erupted for a long time. They are just expected to erupt again at some stage in the future.

Most of Europe’s volcanoes are concentrated around the Mediterranean or Iceland, on the boundaries between tectonic plates. A volcano is considered active if it erupted in the past 10,000 years but lava can often be seen gushing upwards from many volcanoes much more frequently.

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List of european volcanoes

Armenia (9 volcanoes):

Akhuryan Valley | Aragats | Dar-Alages | Ghegam | Porak | Shamiram Plateau | Tskhouk-Karckar | Unnamed | Unnamed

Czechia (1 volcano):

Cheb Basin volcanic area

France (13 volcanoes):

Axial Chain | Chaîne des Puys | Fatu Hiva | Hiva Oa | Monts Caraïbes | Moorea | Pitons de Carbets | Rurutu | Septentrional Chain | Tahiti-Iti | Tahiti-Nui | Terre de Bas | Unnamed

Georgia (6 volcanoes):

Dzau | Kabargin Oth | Kasbek | Keli Highland | unnamed | unnamed

Germany (4 volcanoes):

East Eifel Volcanic Field | Kaiserstuhl | Laacher See | Rodderberg

Great Britain (5 volcanoes):

Centre Hills | Gough Island | Inaccessible Island | Pitcairn | Silver Hills

Greece (12 volcanoes):

Aegina | Antiparos | Kolumbo | Kos | Methana | Milos | Nisyros | Poros | Santorini | Sousaki | Sporades | Volos-Atalanti

Hungary (3 volcanoes):

Bakony-Balaton Highland | Little Hungarian Plain | Nograd-Southern Slovakia

Iceland (59 volcanoes):

Askja | Bardarbunga | Blafell | Blafjall | Brennisteinsfjöll | Burfell | Eldey | Eríksjokull | Esjufjöll | Eyafjallajökull | Fjallgardar Ridge | Fremrinamur | Gaesafjoll | Geysir | Grensdalur | Grímsnes | Grímsvötn | Heiðarsporðar | Hekla | Helgrindur | Hengill | Herdubreid | Hlodufell | Hofsjökull volcano | Hreppar | Hrómundartindur | Hrutfell | Hveravellir | Katla | Kerlingarfjöll | Kistufell | Kolbeinsey Ridge | Krafla | Krísuvík | Kverkfjöll | Lambafjoll | Langjökull | Ljósufjöll | Loki-Fögrufjöll volcano | Lyngdalsheidi | Lysuhóll | Ok | Öraefajökull | Prestahnukur | Reykjanes | Sellandafjall | Snaefellsjökull | Strutur | Theistareykjarbunga | Thordarhyrna | Thorisjokull | Tindfjallajökull | Tjörnes Fracture Zone | Torfajökull | Tungnaarfjoll | Tungnafellsjökull | Valdalda | Vatnafjöll | Vestmannaeyjar (Heimaey + Surtsey)

Italy (37 volcanoes):

Acquasparta | Alicudi | Amiata | Campi Flegrei (Phlegrean Fields) | Campi Flegrei Mar Sicilia | Cupaello | Etna | Filicudi | Gaeta Bay Volcanic Field | Iblei | Ischia | Linosa | Logudoro | Marsili Seamount | Monte Albano | Monte Vulture | Monti Ernici | Oricola-Carsoli | Panarea | Pantelleria | Polino | Pontine Islands | Radicofani | Roccamonfina | Sabatini Complex | Salina | San Venanzo | Torre Alfina | Ustica | Ventotene | Vesuvius | Vico-Cimino Complex | Vulsini

Netherlands (1 volcano):

Northern Centres

Romania (4 volcanoes):

Apuseni Mountains | Ciomadul | Lucaret Basalts | Persani Mountains

Slovakia (3 volcanoes):

Central Slovakia | Nograd-Southern Slovakia

Spain (4 volcanoes):

Campo de Calatrava | Cofrentes | Columbretes, Islas | Olot Field

Turkey (25 volcanoes):

Acigöl-Nevsehir | Akyarlar | Ararat | Arpacay | Ceyhan-Osmaniye | Erciyes Dağ | Etrusk | Girekol | Gölcük | Göllü Dağ | Hasan Dagi | Karaca Dağ | Karadağ | Karapinar | Karasu Rift | Kargapazari Dagi | Kars | Kenger | Kisir Dagi | Koruhüyüğü | Kula | Nemrut Dağ | Sandal | Süphan Dağ | Tendürek Dağ

Source: Volcanodiscovery.com

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