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Catania: Mount Etna Trekking and Summit Craters

Catania: Mount Etna Trekking and Summit Craters

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Discover the famous volcano under the care of a professional qualified guide. See the beauty and magnificence of Mount Etna, Europe's largest active volcano, and explore the mountain’s smoldering volcanic craters and lava fields.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
French, English, Italian
Private group


  • Journey to the top of Mount Etna on foot and by cable car
  • Discover the incredible craters of the beautiful landscape
  • Enjoy guidance from a highly qualified expert guide
  • Hear detailed explanations about the volcano
Full description
From the meeting point at Funivia dell'Etna, you’ll start the day by catching the cable car and bus to the trailhead. After trekking for about 2 kilometers, you will reach the western portion of the summit crater terrace where it is possible to admire the stateliness of the Central Crater. The trekking will continue along the crater wall before starting downhill on the steep path constituted by ash and volcanic scoria along the southern portion of the summit. Complete the extraordinary journey back to Rifugio Sapienza by cable car.
  • Trek to the summit craters of Mount Etna
  • Guidance by a professional volcanology guide
  • Helmet
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • 50 fee for cable car and 4x4 bus ticket
  • Hiking gear other than helmet
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • People with respiratory issues
  • People with epilepsy
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Food
  • Hiking shoes
  • Water
  • Jacket
  • Cash
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Shorts

Know before you go

  • This tour is not recommended for people with breathing difficulties or other serious medical conditions
  • Cable car and bus ticket must be paid in cash on the day at a cost of €50
  • This tour is subject to weather conditions
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 6 reviews

Review summary

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Great experience with very knowledgeable guide. Our expectations were exceeded.

October 12, 2021

A superb day Our guide was great We were able to go as much as possible near Etna without him it would not have been possible To recommend

August 29, 2021

A very interesting guide to North Etna gruppo. Speaking French perfectly. All that was missing was an eruption of Etna. Unforgettable experience on an active volcano.

August 25, 2021

Product ID: 304938