Trekking to the top of Mount Etna (3300 mt)
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Activities

Trekking to the top of Mount Etna (3300 mt)

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , French
Availability: Daily
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 6 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Discover the amazing summit of the Mount Etna crater on a unique trekking experience
  • Walk seven kilometers on the astounding paths that lead to the Summit craters of the Etna
  • Walk back along the ash and volcanic remains of the Etna and admire the view that surrounds you
What to expect

After using the cable till a height of 2500 mt and the jeeps till a height of 2900 mt, it will start the trekking along the path that from Torre del Filosofo leads to the Summit Craters of the Etna, through the lavic fields, issued by the recent activities of the South East Crater. After traveling for about 3 km, at a height of 3250 mt, we will reach the western portion of the summit crater terrace, where it will be possible to admire the stateliness of the Central Crater of the volcano and to understand fully the associated phenomenology. This place, rich in charm, put together the man’s curiosity and the mysterious face of the volcano. The trekking will continue along the crater wall, before starting the downhill on the steep, but funny trip back path, constituted by ash and volcanic scoria, along the southern portion of the summit cone, that will allow us to walk back till a height of 2500 mt for a total of 9,5 km (round-trip). Then You will come back from 2500 mt till Rifugio Sapienza (1900 mt) with the cable.

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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
  • 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
  • What's included
    • Trekking on the crater of Mount Etna
    • Licensed Volcano Guide
    • Trekking poles
    • Accident insurance
    • Trekking shoes
    What's not included
    • Cable car (round trip) + Jeep 4x4 (one way)
    • Food and drinks
    • Parking
    • Roundtrip transportation
    Reduced price
    • Child (0-11 years old): reduced
    Where

    Piazzale Funivia Etna Sud, 95030 Nicolosi, CT, Italy

    Meeting point:

    At the bar Esagonal

    What to remember
    • This experience requires a minimum of 4 participants
    • The excursion could be subjected to variations in case of changes of the environmental, climatic or volcanic conditions that may undermine the safety of the entire group
    • Please make sure to be well aware of your own health conditions on the day of the experience: if necessary, let the Guide know about them, in order to reduce the occurrence of any problems and to avoid any risks
    • Pregnant women who have passed the third month of pregnancy are not allowed to take part in the activity
    • Trekking requires discrete physical preparation and attention during the activity
    • Difficulty: For excursionists accustomed to walking at altitude
    • Please remember to bring with you: packed lunch, Layered clothing (short-sleeved shirt - long-sleeved thermal shirt - fleece or sweatshirt), hiking shoes
      anorak jacket and water (minimum 1,5l)
    • We strongly advise you to also bring with you snacks, trekking sticks, a backpack, sunglasses, sunscreen, gloves and hat (depending on the season), spare socks and a spare t-shirt and a handkerchief or a bandana (to protect against volcanic dust or gases)
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    When
    • Every day at 8.30am
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    Provider
    Guide Vulcanologiche Etna Nord
    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 activity begins.

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