Samosir Island

Samosir Island

Samosir Island or just Samosir, is a large volcanic island in Lake Toba, that located in north Sumatra, Indonesia. Administratively, Samosir Island is governed as six of the nine districts within Samosir Regency. The lake and island were formed after the eruption of a super volcano some 75,000 years ago.The island was originally connected to the surrounding caldera wall by a small isthmus, which was cut through to aid navigation.

Samosir is the largest island within an island, and the fifth largest lake island in the world. It also contains two smaller lakes; Lake Sidihoni and Lake Aek Natonang. The island is linked to the mainland of Sumatra on its western part by a narrow land connecting the town of Pangururan on Samosir and Tele on mainland Sumatra. Tele consequently offers one of the best views of Lake Toba and Samosir Island.

Samosir Island is a very unique island, because the island is a volcanic island that located in the middle of Lake Toba. This island has an altitude of 1,000 meters above sea level it is this which makes a lot of attention to domestic and foreign tourists.

 

 

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