Most of Ambrym’s northern coast has high volcanic cliffs rising straight out of the sea. The motorboat journey north from Craig Cove burbles past sheer angled cliffs, forests, rock caves, hot pools, coral reefs, turtles, dolphins and wild ducks.
The best Rom dances and magic (per person 5000VT) can be seen inland at Fanla, a 45-minute walk from Ranon. An island feast can be prepared for a group, and locals will bring out a terrific array of carvings for sale. It was once prohibited to access the volcano from here during yam season, but in line with the rest of the island this is no longer taboo.
Chief Joseph at Ranvetlam is the kastom owner of the northern approach to the volcanoes.