The provincial capital of North Sumatra is Medan. Polonia International Airport is located close to the centre of Medan.
Two hours from Medan is Brastagi, a mountain town close to Sibayak and Sinabung. The province includes Lake Toba which was formed after the world’s biggest ever eruption 74,000 years ago. In the middle of Lake Toba is Pulau Samosir, and two mountains, Pangulubao and Sibuatan, offer views of the lake from the ‘mainland’ and have rare plant species on their slopes. Further south near the border with West Sumatra is an interesting volcano called Sorikmarapi.
|Name||Elevation||Prominence||Ribu Category||Island||Bagging Info|
|Sibuatan||2,457 m||1,800 m||Tinggi Sedang||Sumatra|
|Sinabung||2,450 m||1,133 m||Tinggi Sedang||Sumatra|
|Sibayak (Pintau)||2,212 m||762 m||Spesial||Sumatra|
|Malea||2,199 m||1,422 m||Tinggi Sedang||Sumatra|
|Pangulubao||2,199 m||1,015 m||Tinggi Sedang||Sumatra|
|Sorikmarapi||2,145 m||1,368 m||Tinggi Sedang||Sumatra|
|Pusuk Buhit||1,982 m||810 m||Spesial||Sumatra|
|Lubuk Raya||1,880 m||874 m||Spesial||Sumatra|
|Samosir||1,713 m||806 m||Spesial||Sumatra|
|Dolok Gongonan||1,440 m||1,051 m||Kurang Tinggi||Sumatra|