The Hawaiian Islands
Click on any island below to see a detailed map of the island.
The Hawaiian Islands were created by a geologic hotspot underneath the surface of the earth. As the ocean floor moves over this spot, magma pushes forth creating new land and islands in the form of volcanoes. The Hawaiian Islands are the uppermost crests of these volcanoes.
Despite a relatively remote location, Hawaii is one of the most popular recreation destinations in the world, receiving close to five million visitors a year. Visitors are attracted to the tropical beauty of the islands, the sun and surf recreational activities, and some of the most active and observable volcanoes in the world.