Etna Excursion Summit craters

Italy, Nicolosi

Traditional experience hosted by Etnaguide

09:00 UTC
5 hours
Upto 20 guests
Hosted in English, French, Italian

What you'll do?

The excursion to the summit craters is definitely the most fascinating excursion that you can do on ETNA.

During hiking it will be possible to observe the main craters, soaked with sulphates, from which the most frequent eruptive activity occures, causing to the visitors a sensation of arcane power that few other places in the world can convey.

Ascent by cable car and Jeep up to 2900 meters, from there you will walk up to the Summit Craters, 3340mt. After a visit to the craters, you will walk down to the Cable Car Station (2500 meters) along the volcanic ash slopes to take the Cable Car until the departure point, Refuge Sapienza, 1900m. Duration of the excursion 5-6 hours.

The necessary equipment is provided by the guides (jacket, socks, shoes, helmets).

To follow suggestions…

Avoid using contact lenses

…don’t forget to bring with you:

Your lunch

Gloves and hat

K-way (waterproof jacket)

Long pants

Sun glasses


Excursion itinerary

08:45 Appointment at the Guide Shelter

09:30 Departure

12:30 Lunch break

13:00 Departure second part of the tour

15:00 Arrival at the Guide Shelter

Once the maximum number of participants has been reached, there will be further departures.

*All times may change due to unforeseen events.

This excursion is not suitable:

to pregnant women who have overcome the third month of pregnancy, to people suffering from particular pathologies such as cardio vascular disorders, respiratory disorders (asthma), severe hypertension and anxiety.

Important notice

Thanks from the Group of Alpine and Volcanological guides Etna South (Soc.Coop) for your interest.

WARNING: Due to the particular environmental conditions in which we operate, we reserve the right to cancel or interrupt the excursion services in cases of bad wheather and volcanic risk. The guides therefore consider themselves exempt from any liability for direct or indirect damages that may derive from cancellation or interruption of services for reasons beyond their control.

Etnaguide's commitment to safety

This host committed to Sonema COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.