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Aeolian Islands Hiking

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Stromboli: Sunset Trekking at Sciara del Fuoco

1. Stromboli: Sunset Trekking at Sciara del Fuoco

Embark on a guided hiking trip and witness Stromboli Island at sunset. Marvel at the breathtaking island views, the Mediterranean Sea, and Stromboli, and watch the active volcano light up the night sky. Meet your guide and set off from Piazza San Vincenzo before sunset. After a safety briefing, start your hike from a nature trail that leads to 400 meters, the maximum altitude allowed with a guide. Soak up the dramatic views of the summit craters and Sciara del Fuoco from a viewpoint. During the trek, take breaks to take in the views and even visit the old island cemetery. Cross the Mediterranean shrubs, accompanied by the constant view of the Strombolicchio.  On arrival at Sciara del Fuoco, marvel at the sunset that colors the Aeolian archipelago red and witness the volcanic eruptions lighting up the night sky. Then, make your way downhill in the dark, equipped with torches, and return to the starting point.

Mount Stromboli: 400m-High Excursion

2. Mount Stromboli: 400m-High Excursion

Ascend Mount Stromboli for a once-in-a-lifetime experience on top of a live volcano with a knowledgeable local guide. Start your hike through lush vegetation on the Sentiero Paesistico 250-meter trek, where you’ll already begin to see some craters. At Belvedere point, you’ll be able to see the famous talus scree, or depression, Sciara Del Fuoco. After a 20-minute walk, you’ll reach the observation point for an incredible sunset viewing point. From here, you can witness an incredible natural pyrotechnics show from the volcano. During your trek, your guide will describe the geological history of the Aeolian Islands, as well as describe the local flora and fauna, the lifestyle, and the history of human settlements in the Aeolian.

Stromboli: Volcanic Eruptions Hiking Tour

3. Stromboli: Volcanic Eruptions Hiking Tour

Book a group tour or a private Guide service! Go on an amazing guided tour to see the eruptions of the Stromboli volcano, reaching the maximum authorized altitude of 400 meters. Watch impressive explosions shoot lava hundreds of meters into the air, falling along the Sciara del Fuoco before plunging into the sea. Start the tour in the village of Stromboli and hike the stunning path of San Vincenzo with your guide. Enjoy spectacular views of the stunning landscape. Reach the designated viewing area and watch the regular explosions erupting from the main summit craters of the mountain. Hike up to the observatory before making the walk back to the village of Stromboli.

Salina: Monte Fossa delle Felci Guided Trekking Tour

4. Salina: Monte Fossa delle Felci Guided Trekking Tour

Climb to the summit of Monte Fossa, the highest point of the Aeolian Islands at 962 metres. With a certified guide you will discover ancient volcanic craters and fairy-tale paths hidden among the many species of endemic plants present on the island. To fully enjoy this experience you will start from the Christian Sanctuary of Madonna del Terzito, an area where the imposing temple of Demeter once stood. Here you will face the path of the spirit that goes up the ancient valley where the precious water source flowed. The path will continue through the woods where the flow of water is still present today. After reaching one of the peaks, you will start the descent towards the ancient crater where divine mysteries and human intrigues mingle, still giving this place its magical atmosphere. At the end of the experience you can do yoga and meditation sessions, from the inside of the crater to the area of Serro Capo, to finish this nature trail in total relaxation.

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What people are saying about Aeolian Islands

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 64 reviews

Phenomenal, a climb to the Stromboli volcano at sunset to enjoy the magnificent views and, above all, at nightfall, the impressive eruptions of the volcano. And above all accompanied and guided by such a wonderful guide that touched us (greetings, Carmelo!) who did his best to explain many things about the volcano, the island, its history and how it works, also speaking perfectly in English, French and even a bit of Russian ;) It made the climb more pleasant, more interesting and safer. Warning for travelers: bring plenty of water, which you will need, and comfortable walking shoes. The climb is not too demanding, I have made it more complicated, but it does have its own thing.

Very nice but also extremely strenuous hike to the 400 m high vantage point at the beginning of August. If you are not fit enough, no problem, there is a second, very good vantage point at 290 m altitude, which you can easily reach. This does not affect the view of the Stromboli. The guides take the fitness of the participants into account and explain the geology of the volcanoes at different points.

Great experience with great guides, we ate at the top of the volcano and we could see several lava outpourings it was really great. Contrary to what we had read the climb was very pleasant and not as complicated as we thought anyone can go. I highly recommend an experience not to be missed if you are visiting Stromboli.

The tour was an amazing experience. The guides were very friendly and very knowledgeable about the island and volcano. Got to see the volcano activity which was unreal.

We were extremely lucky, because the vulcano is very active in these days. The standard trail is demaged and to have a guide is recommended.