The Most Dangerous Islands In The World

Sweet summer has passed, and now fall is leaving us as well. The temperature drops and the snowy storms are getting ready to freeze our toes and our hearts as we long for the summer heat. [slideshow:1165]

Thankfully, holiday season is just the time to get out and explore, and make your way to a relaxing and rejuvenating island getaway. And though islands seem like a perfect escape in comparison to the harsh winter winds, there are some to sail far and clear from.

These islands, filled with color and beauty, seemingly paradise, are to be avoided at all costs. Their threatening ways claim them to be some of the most dangerous places on earth. From the highly radioactive to dense populations of predators, these seven islands are the most dangerous places you shouldn't step foot on.

Bikini Atoll–Marshall Islands

Though a Unesco World Heritage Site and often visited, Bikini Atoll is a highly dangerous place. It was the site of serious nuclear weapon testing between 1946 and 1958. Upon the declaration of reduced radiation levels, many returned to the island in 1987. But, it wasn't as safe as thought to be. Many of the crabs, foods and plants had been contaminated and soil was creating abnormalities in childbirth. Original inhabitants have refused to return, and eating the locally grown produce is strongly unadvised.


This small island is home to a mean volcano, Mount Oyama. The last eruption which lasted from 2000 to 2004 left the island completely evacuated until residents were allowed to return in 2005. Since the eruption the volcano spouts a constant flow of sulfuric gas, residents are mandated to carry gas masks at all times. Raid alarms will signify when to put the mask on as there is a dramatic increase in the sulfur levels of the air.

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