Landscape of strange beauty, but visiting is recommendable to anyone on Faial Island. Capelinhos volcanic eruption began in September 1957, in the west of the island about 1 km from the coast, where it was the lighthouse Capelinhos. During a year and a month it has not ceased its activity - occurred more than two hundred earthquakes before the volcano erupts - pushing many of the inhabitants to abandoned the island of Faial. During the year that it was active, the Capelinhos volcano Capelinhos connected to Faial through an arm of magma, and it added about 2.4 km2 in area. The volcano climbing is one of the most astonishing and unique tours in the Faial Island, presenting nevertheless some dangers and difficulties. There are some predefined itineraries and also official guide service, which is recommendable to use.