In 2019 this rule was first implemented. In 2020 the closing of Ijen every first Friday of each month is continued.
Keep this information in mind when planning your travels through Java and Bali.


Ijen volcano - closing dates


Ijen volcano closed on the following dates

Ijen will be closed on the following dates in 2020:
7 February
6 March
3 April
1 May
5 June
3 July
7 August
4 September
2 October
6 November
4 December



Ticket entrance fee & opening hours Ijen crater lake

Mount Ijen is located on the border of Banyuwangi and Bondowoso districts. It takes about one and a half hours by car from Banyuwangi and 2 hours by car from Bondowoso. You will be heading to Paltuding, where your hike to the Ijen crater lake starts.
An entrance ticket for foreigners costs IDR 100,000 on weekdays and IDR 150,000 on weekends.
The entrance gate opens at 02:00 and closes at 14:00. One should leave the top before 14:00 as toxic gas emission by the volcano increases during the day.



Smartine Indonesia Travel tours

Smartine Indonesia Travel offers various tours to Ijen crater lake. Tours can start anywhere you like. Most often that is in Surabaya, Malang or Bali / Banyuwangi.
You can combine a visit to Ijen with a visit to the incomparable Mount Bromo. You could also visit Meru Betiri National Park, to see turtles come ashore at Sukamade beach to lay their eggs.
Or maybe one of East Java's many waterfalls? Malang's southern beaches? Looking for something else? We have a whole range of less common ideas. Please contact us.