Etna summit craters trekking
Activities

Etna summit craters trekking

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 6 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Reach the top of Mt. Etna, the highest volcano in Europe
  • Enjoy a fantastic trekking experience with an expert volcanological guide
  • Take in the best panoramic views and magnificent landscape
What to expect

Get the chance to reach the top of Mt. Etna at 3300m above sea level on a trekking tour and to find out more about volcanoes from your expert volcanological guide.

After a short briefing, where you will be provided with the necessary equipment, you will begin the excursion. With the help of the cable car and unimog 4x4 you will quickly gain altitude up to 2900m above sea level. Once at Torre del Filosofo you will start an entirely on foot trekking of about 2 hours, crossing several lava fields of ancient and recent eruptions, up to the summit craters.

Once you'll reach the summit of Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe, you will admire the peculiarities that characterize the summit area walking on the edge of the crater. You will descend on foot through the sand, visit other craters from different historical periods and cross a channel of lava flow. Lastly, you will return on foot to the upper station of the cableway that will bring you back to the starting point.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • Volcanological guide
    • Trekking shoes
    • Helmet
    • Insurance
    • Windbreaker
    What's not included
    • Cable car and unimog 4x4 tickets (to pay on site)
    • Lunch
    • Water
    • Pick up and drop-off service
    Where

    Piazzale Rifugio Sapienza, 95030 Nicolosi, CT, Italy

    Meeting point:

    At Ashara's info point

    What to remember
    • This experience is addressed to moderately-trained hikers used to move on sandy or detrital ground
    • The excursions may be subject to change or be interrupted if the weather conditions, environmental causes, or any volcanic risk, may represent any source of danger
    • Pregnant women and children under 10 years of age aren't allowed to the activity
    • Bring the following equipment with you: medium-long socks, long pants, thermal shirt, sweatshirt, windbreaker, sunglasses, hat, backpack with water, and packed lunch
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    When
    • Every day at 8.30am
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    Provider
    Ashàra Volcanological Guides
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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