Mount Etna: Cable Car, Jeep and Hiking Excursion to Summit

Mount Etna: Cable Car, Jeep and Hiking Excursion to Summit

From $135.51 per person

Hike to the summit craters of Mount Etna up to 3,340 meters, with a professional alpine guide. Take a cable car and a jeep up to your hiking point hike for 3.5 hours through this stunning scenery.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 6 hours
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Italian, English, French


  • Hike the Etna Volcano to see to the main craters
  • Take in panoramic views from the cable car
  • Enjoy the Jeep ride through moon-like scenery
Full description
Ascend to the summit of the craters of Mount Etna, one of the most coveted excursions a hiker can make. Hike in full safety with an authorized alpine and volcano guide, with whom you will marvel at the beauty and wonder of the highest active volcano in Europe, at 3,340 meters above sea level.   Departing from Sapienza Refuge in Nicolosi, the cable car will first take you up 2,504 meters. From this point, you’ll ride in a 4x4 Jeep up to 2,900 meters, and at this point, your hike begins. You’ll hike 1.5 hours uphill, passing many craters and taking long pauses to take pictures and rest. There’s no feeling like being on the top of the world in this rocky, beautiful landscape with the giant sky above you. Once you reach the summit, you’ll then descend for 2 hours until you reach the cable car again, which will take you to your departure point.
  • Cable car return ticket
  • Certified guide
  • Use of hiking shoes, wind jacket, hiking sticks, and helmet
  • Off-road ride from 2,500 to 2,900 meters
  • Hotel pickup
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with heart problems
  • People with respiratory issues
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles

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    Meeting point

    Meet your guide at Rifugio Sapienza (Nicolosi), at the entrance of the Restaurant "La Cantoniera".

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Weather-appropriate clothing
    • Windbreaker

    Know before you go

    • This tour is prohibited for asthmatics and those who have heart problems
    • This tour can be cancelled in case of adverse weather conditions
    • For safety reasons, the itinerary up to 3340 meters may be changed according to volcanic activity and weather conditions on the day of the experience
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5

    based on 127 reviews

    Review summary

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    The booking went really well at first. We booked 2 days in advance - the next day we received a call that the tour could not take place as planned due to the activity of the Etna (since the beginning of the year) - the tour was cut in half, the tour with the jeep was canceled out and we didn't come anywhere near as high as planned. In itself everything is understandable because that is nature. What was not understandable, however, was that we had to accept that for the same price. In addition, it is incomprehensible that the tour can be booked normally 2 days in advance although it was already clear at the time that the tour could not take place as offered and paid for. The stripped-down tour was still a highlight thanks to the very committed and nice guide - we also received very impressive videos from the guide via WhatsApp afterwards.

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    June 18, 2021

    Very cool, definitely worth doing! Very different from a normal mountain hike. Nice view over Sicily and well and safely organized. You have to be reasonably fit, and at the beginning I got a bit bothered by the height (fast ascent) but that passed after half an hour and then I really enjoyed it

    September 14, 2020

    The climb was very fun and educational. Everything went as described in the voucher. The trip was also easy to do with the heat and the cold on top of Mount Etna. It was an impressive view. Hearing the rumble in the mountain constantly was impressive. Our guide spoke good English and learned a lot about Etna. A few hiccups. The clothing you get (weather resistant) is nice, but given the Covid it is hygienic in my opinion to wash the clothes after taking it. The clothes had been used! Only the helmets smelled disinfected. A guide's arrogance not to wear a helmet while making it mandatory for participants is a wrong example. The routine may sneak in. Tip: Entrepreneurs from Mount Etna, walk up the mountain with a garbage bag and clean up the mess that the tourists unfortunately make. For the rest have a nice day!

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    July 28, 2020

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