An island on the world’s largest lake on an island in a lake on an island

Did the title confuse you enough?  If you explore our planet long enough, you’ll find some very neat things, such as the tiny island of Vulcan Point, seen here (inside the lake on the island in the center of the image).


Vulcan Point island is found on Main Crater Lake, which is located on Volcano Island. Volcano Island is found on Taal Lake (which is formed via the Taal Caldera). Taal Lake is located on the island of Luzon in the Philippines. It’s quite an amazing ring of lakes and islands!

The primary reason for the existence of this is Taal Volcano, which helps form some of these pieces. It’s a rather active volcano, with 33 historical eruptions, the last of which was in 1977.


To see all of it for yourself, you can use this KML file to fly out there in Google Earth.

About Mickey Mellen

Mickey has been using Google Earth since it was released in 2005, and has created a variety of geo-related sites including Google Earth Hacks. He runs a web design firm in Marietta, GA, where he lives with his wife and two kids.


  1. Have you looked at Manitoulin Island in Lake Huron, North America?

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