The small island in the Philippines would be just a pretty boulder. If it were not for its geographical position.
An island on an island on an island: The small point in the middle of this crater is Vulcano Point, a so called third order island.
Vulcano Point (the small rock at the far end of the lake) was for a long time the only known island of its kind.
Vulcano Point is located on the Philippine island of Luzon, in the crater lake of the volcano Taal.
The small island of Vulcan Point is located in a lake in the Philippines. A few bushes grow on the rocky islet, but otherwise it’s unimpressive, if prettily situated.
Island on an island on an island
Vulcan Point is located in a small lake on a crater island. This in turn is located in the crater lake of the volcano Taal. Both together are located on the Philippine island of Luzon. The small island 70 kilometers south of Manila is thus one of the very few islands in a lake on an island in a lake on an island.
This is similar to Russian matryoshka dolls. If you open one, a smaller doll comes out inside, which in turn contains a smaller one, and so on. To avoid the slight vertigo that afflicts most people when listing: Vulcan Point is a third order island. With a length of just 75 meters, Vulcan Point has long been considered the largest and only Third Order Island in the world.
The largest sub-sub-sub island is about four hectares in size, as is now known. Nameless Island is located on an island in Lake Nettilling on Baffin Island in northeastern Canada at coordinates 69.793° N, 108.241° W. Another island of the third order was discovered by the lifestyle magazine CN Traveller at 69.793° N, 108.241°W discovered. It is located in the Canadian province of Ontario on Victoria Island and could be even bigger.
Both islands are located at the Arctic Circle and thus so remote that probably no human being has ever set foot on them. CN Traveller points out that Victoria Island with 200'000 square kilometers has only 2000 inhabitants. We could not find any other third order islands in our searches. If more of them are found, it’s probably from a map junkie on Google Earth. It is likely that they are also in the large lake areas of northern Canada.
Only inhabited second order island
The largest island of the second order, Treasure Island, is habitable. This is located – surprise – in the Canadian province of Ontario in Lake Mindemoya on Manioulin Island, which is in Lake Huron. It once housed a tourist camp, then was bought by an entrepreneur. There are no permanent residents on the approximately one and a half kilometer long island.
A view of the cabins on Treasure Island
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