Discover the wonders of Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe. Experience the unique landscapes of the volcano on a nature trek that’s a perfect…
Trek to the top of the highest active volcano in Europe with an expert guide and admire the dramatic beauty of Mount Etna and the surroundings from…
Explore the incredible natural environment surrounding Etna and disocver the wonderful Alcantara Botanical and Geological Park.
Enjoy this one day tour to see the highest, active volcano in Europe. Travel by cable car and jeep to the top of Mount Etna with an experienced local…
Enjoy a breathtaking sunset tour of the famed Mount Etna. Explore the last volcanic eruptions and craters, enter a stunning lava cave, and taste…
Enjoy the thrill of climbing the highest active volcano in Europe, admire the eastern coast of Sicily surrounded by a lunar-like landscape. This…
Explore the dramatic landscape of Mount Etna and it's neighboring town of Taormina on this full-day private tour. Set on the stunning coastline of…
Enjoy the spectacular scenery from high on Mount Etna volcano. Explore the last eruptions of the volcano and see the Silvestri craters created in…
Explore craters, black ash deserts, and a lava cave at 2,000 meters above sea level on this full-day tour. Enjoy lunch and a wine tasting as well.
Mount Etna is only the highest volcano in Europe, looming over the Italian island of Sicily. Here are some other things you can do while you're in the region to boost your visit!
More advanced hikers can get to the top in about about five hours. From there you'll be able to see Sicily's beautiful geographical formations, such as the Alcantara Gorges.
A long way down from Etna's summit, this is an easy visit for those who may feel they're not up to the task of going right up to the top. There are tours going by bus.
Sicily is renowned for its wonderful vineyards and wine production - so what could be better than sampling some local libations as you wind down after your trip up Mount Etna?
Get a hop-on, hop-off bus tour of Palermo and explore the biggest city in Sicily. Admire villas and gardens, Zisa Castle and the cathedral.
Decent hiking boots are a requirement, as well as comfortable clothes that won't get too stuffy in warm weather. You may also want to bring a scarf or similar to breathe through, as sulfuric fumes intensify as you reach the top. Sunscreen is a must, too.
For the hike, definitely March to September - in the winter there's sometimes snow, and it turns into a ski paradise! Get there in the morning so that you reach the top at midday for the sunniest view - it's worth the early start.
- When should I visit?10:00 - 23:00. Closed on Sundays.
- Is it expensive?Free to look at from the outside. Prices vary based on what you'd like to do.
- Will I need a guide?It will definitely help. Might be worth it to check out our best-selling tours.
- How to get thereFrom Catania, take the AST bus. From the A18, go to Rifugio Sapienza. From Taormina, take the SAT shuttle.
- Additional information** Check weather conditions in advance. Webcams to the summit, available at some locations, can rule out a trip. | Dress appropriately for the weather and make sure you have comfortable shoes!*
What people are saying about Mount Etna
We had a marvellous day, Martel’s knowledge was immense which he was able to put over in an easy to understand way. His drawings with a stick in the dirt were both creative and very helpful. His enthusiasm was infectious so much so that he had an impact on my ten year old son. He brought geology and the mountain alive for all of us.
Great way to see the back areas of Mama Etna. We were off road, through snow gullies, washes, lava caves, forests, and towns. Terrific views along the way and plenty of time to experience it all. Wonderful transport service from Taormina train station.
Really had a good time. The guide was very informed, he explained everything in detail and he took us to interesting places.
Iorga was a really great guide, he made us feel very comfortable and relaxed. He was informative without lecturing us. Etna released a large ash cloud whilst we were on our tour which made the whole experience quite exceptional. I would definitely recommend this tour and Iorga as a guide.
Massimo (Max) was exceptional at sharing his passion and knowledge of the volcano and we learnt much about the history of “The Etna”. He was also very vigilant with safety and seemed to know just when to take a break and allow us to catch our breath, whilst still keeping us moving. A highly qualified mountain guide, he made route choices reflecting the conditions: ice underfoot and sulfur gas making it hard to breathe (no place for those with lung conditions). He calmly rescued my friend after a fall. The tour description underplays the level of fitness required for 15km (four hours) of hiking at an altitude of over 2500 metres (less oxygen), particularly if the conditions are difficult, as they were this day. Hiking boots, helmets (compulsory) and walking pole are all included in the price, making it exceptional value (although being at the end of the season my shoes had seen better days and had little tread left, making trekking on ice very slippery). Highly recommend, thanks to Max!