Lake Toba



Lake Toba also known as Danau Toba in Indonesia is the largest volcanic lake ( crater lake ) in the world. Lake Toba was created by the eruption of a super volcano 75 thousand years ago. It is still surrounded by the crater edge of that volcano, and in the middle of the lake, volcanic activity created Samosir an island as big as Singapore. Attached to that island is a small peninsula, with the village of Tuktuk on it. This is the tourist destination of the area, where we enjoy the cool air, a dive in the lake, the relaxed atmosphere, and the local Batak culture.

Lake Toba is a 100kms x 30kms volcanic lake in North Sumatra, Indonesia. Lake Toba has become one of the main tourist attractions for a long time in North Sumatra.

Surrounded by tall mountains, it cradles the large island of Samosir in its middle. The large volcano island in the middle of Lake Toba is Samosir Island. At 630km², Samosir is also notable as being the largest island within an island, and the fifth largest lake island in the world.


Lake Toba is about 4 hours drive by car from Medan City (North Sumatra, Indonesia). You can travel by public bus which may take longer to about 6 hours. The usual stop is the town of Pematang Siantar ” halfway to Lake Toba.

These are the things that you can find when touring to Lake Toba:
- Liberty of Lekjon
- Mountain bikes to explore Samosir island
- Traditional Batak house
- Graves of Tomok
- Tuktuk restaurants and hotels
- The flora and fauna of the lake.