1. Italy
  2. Sicily
  3. Mount Etna

Etna: Summit Craters Trekking

Product ID: 227776
Enjoy a guided climb to the top of Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe. Take in views of the unique landscape for an unforgettable experience.
About this activity
Duration: 6 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, French, Italian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Admire an amazing landscape from the highest volcano in Europe
  • Discover Sicily's stunning scenery
  • Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience
Full description
After a briefing at the mobile information point, your excursion will start up to the top of Mt. Etna at 3,300m. Take the cable car to quickly gain altitude up to 2,500m and then with special 4x4 minibuses, go up to 2,900m, near Torre del Filosofo. 

During the 2-hour ascent, take 2-3 intermediate breaks to enjoy the view. Travel through the lunar-looking lava fields that will lead you under the summit craters. With a final demanding climb, reach the summit of Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe, where you will be able to admire the peculiarities that characterize the summit area. 

Descend on foot to the upper station of the cable car that will take you back to the starting point.
  • Trekking shoes and trekking pole
  • Volcano or Alpine guide
  • Insurance coverage in the event of an accident
  • Rock helmet
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Cable car and Unimog 4x4
Not suitable for
  • Children under 10 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Departure from supplier information desk in Piazzale Rifugio Sapienza, 95030 Nicolosi CT at 8:30 AM

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Important information
What to bring
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Snacks
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Open-toed shoes
Know before you go
• This excursion is aimed at moderately trained hikers who are comfortable hiking on sandy or uneven terrain
• Children aged 10 and over are welcome to join the tour
• To avoid taking risks, it is a good idea to know your health condition before booking
• At the discretion of the guide, the excursions may undergo variations in regard to weather conditions, environmental factors, or possible volcanic risk that represent any source of danger
• The guide is entitled to stop the excursion for any reason that could compromise safety or physical integrity of an individual or the entire group
• This excursion may be canceled if the minimum number of two participants is not reached
• Please ensure you wear the listed items and bring an extra T-shirt, light jacket, backpack (10-20L), water, snacks, and a packed lunch
• It is recommended you wear long pants, a hat, sunglasses, and sun protection
• Trekking boots with high socks, trekking poles, rock helmet are available to rent for free
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From £45.51 £36.41 per person

Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 162 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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We had booked the trip in advance, but welcomed their suggestion to delay by a day - boy, was it worth it! Sun shining, clear skies. The team arranged transfers, and managed to sort sharing it with other customers to reduce the cost (thanks). Our guide (Pepper) was great - provided us with walking poles and extra gloves. He went at a great place, offering lots of information and on hand for queries and questions.

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1 January 2020

Super activity, the effort was considerable and the effect was wow !!! In addition: total security !! We were accompanied by Max (Massimo), a totally passionate and attentive guide to each participant. He made us discover the massif in a sporty, educational and fun way! Really, if it is possible, I recommend this guide !! One downside however, I was accompanied by a 10 year old child speaking only in French, and for him I booked the excursion in French, but it was carried out in English. I was able to translate and Massimo's sympathy did the rest.

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27 October 2019

Although we couldn't go to the summit due to the volcano being too active, the tour was very impressive. We walked the way that you normally drive on the minibuses, across the extinct lava fields and then a little closer to the summit where you can no longer get there without a guide. In some places water vapor escapes and the floor is warm. Our guide Max was great and gave us a lot of exciting information and modified the tour perfectly, so that we would book it again at any time without reaching the summit.

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27 October 2019

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