Mount Etna: Cable Car, Jeep, & Hiking Tour to Summit

Activity provider: Sicilying S.R.L.

Mount Etna: Cable Car, Jeep, & Hiking Tour to Summit

Activity provider: Sicilying S.R.L.

From US$ 128.16 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.

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Duration 6 hours
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Italian, English, French, Spanish
Pickup optional
Meet your driver at your accommodations in Catania.
Small group available


  • 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, and marvel at the beauty and wonder of the highest active volcano in Europe.   Depart from Sapienza Refuge in Nicolosi, and ascend 2,504 meters by cable car. Then, ride in a 4x4 Jeep up to 2,900 meters, to begin your hike. You’ll hike 1.5 hours uphill, passing many craters and taking long pauses to take pictures and rest.

Experience the incredible feeling of being on top of the world in this rocky, beautiful landscape with the giant sky above you. After reaching the summit, descend for 2 hours back to the cable car, which will take you to your departure point.

  • Cable car return ticket
  • Certified guide
  • Hike up Mount Etna
  • Use of wind jacket, hiking sticks, and helmet
  • Off-road ride from 2,500 to 2,900 meters
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (unless option selected)
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with heart problems
  • People with respiratory issues

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at Bar Monte Gebel on the right side of Rifugio Sapienza.

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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 3,340 meters may be changed according to volcanic activity and weather conditions on the day of the experience
  • For seismic reasons, sometimes the jeep tour needs to be changed to a walking tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 803 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Value for money
  • Safety

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Awesome !! Everything is clear, the guide was waiting for us at the given meeting point, we could not reach the highest point given the recent eruption of the volcano, so we were reimbursed for this part not done. Shoes and parkas as well as the helmet are lent to us at the refuge. Breathtaking view truly a must see in Sicily

November 22, 2022

An excellent excursion with a guide who explains the life of Etna well. Even if we could not climb to the top due to an access ban, we climbed up to 2900 m to admire the most recent lava flow. And we went through different places that would not be accessible without a guide. I recommend with eyes closed

November 16, 2022

My wife and I chose this tour, knowing that the itinerary had been changed due to increased volcanic activity. Eduardo was a fantastic guide who took us up through a lava tube and some craters, and gave us lots of information on the way. Not an easy hike, but not too difficult either.

November 11, 2022

Product ID: 279292