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  2. Province of Catania
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  4. Mount Etna

Mount Etna Summit and Crater Trek

Product ID: 163935
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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 the summit craters.
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Duration 6 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
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English, Italian

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  • Trek to the top of Mount Etna
  • Learn about Europe's most active volcano from an experienced guide
  • Hike through lava fields and get stunning views from 3,300 meters above sea level
  • Ride a cable car up the side of an active volcano
Full description
Get a short briefing from your expert guide at the Crateri Silvestri restaurant on the slopes of Mount Etna and then ride the cable car to an altitude of 2,500 meters above sea level. Transfer to a 4WD bus and continue up the mountain to reach a height of 2,900 meters above sea level near the Torre del Filosofo.

Then, start your 2-hour trek to the crater summit and take breaks along the way to enjoy the scenery and views. Walk through the lunar landscape of the lava fields as you make your way along the nature trails of the highest active volcano in Europe.

Take in the panoramic views from the summit and then trek back down to the upper cable car station. Return to the meeting point by cable car and get your last views of the brooding mountain. 
  • Trek to the summit craters of Mount Etna
  • Volcano guide
  • Helmet
What’s Not Included
  • Cable car ride and 4WD bus ticket (€50)
  • Hiking boots
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet at the information desk at the Crateri Silvestri restaurant, Piazzale Crateri Silvestri, 95030 Nicolosi.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Hiking shoes
Know before you go
• This activity is suitable for those with medium physical training and who are accustomed to walking on sand and rock when there are no trails. Some parts of the path may be exposed
• You must be at least 10 years old to take part
• This activity is not permitted for pregnant women
• Please inform the guide of any health conditions or concerns
• This activity is not suitable for people with heart disease or who suffer from asthma or vertigo
• The use of contact lenses is forbidden due to the presence of volcanic ash spread by the wind
• Wear trekking boots with high socks and bring a trekking pole (recommended)
• Bring an extra T-shirt, long trousers (recommended), a pullover and anorak, gloves and a hat (recommended)
• Bring a 10 to 20-liter backpack, at least 1.5 liters of water, a snack and packed lunch
• Bring sunglasses (recommended) and sun cream (recommended)

From £48.92 per person

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Product ID: 163935