What events in A Journey to the Center of the Earth have lots of action?

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If you are hoping for action packed sequences like what happen in an Avengers movie, then you are not going to find them in this book.  That doesn't mean there are not exciting and tense parts though.  The action is focused squarely on man vs nature in this Verne book. Additionally, some of the most tense parts for me are more cerebral than action packed.   

For example, when the group begins their journey toward the center of the earth, they are descending down through the throat of a volcano.  The volcano is supposedly extinct, and that should...

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