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Mount Etna: Summit and Crater Guided Trek Tour

Activity provider: Etna Est

Mount Etna: Summit and Crater Guided Trek Tour

Activity provider: Etna Est
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From US$ 56.01 per person

Trek to the top of the highest active volcano in Europe with an expert guide. Admire the dramatic beauty of Mount Etna and the surroundings from the summit craters.

About this activity

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian


  • Enjoy the scenery on a trek to the top of Mount Etna
  • Learn about Europe's most active volcano from an experienced guide
  • Hike through lava fields and get views from 3,000 meters above sea level
  • Ride a cable car up the side of an active volcano
Full description

Enjoy a cable car before walking across Europe's highest active volcano. Take in the breathtaking scenery in the company of your expert guide.

After a briefing with your guide, ride the cable car to an altitude of 2,500 meters above sea level. 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 traverse the nature trails of the highest active volcano in Europe. Take in the panoramic views from 3,000 meters, 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. 

  • Access to Mount Etna
  • Access to Cratere Centrale dell'Etna
  • Access to Silvestri Craters
  • Live tour guide
  • Helmet
  • Hiking shoes
    Not suitable for
    • Pregnant women
    • People with mobility impairments
    • People with heart problems
    • People with vertigo
    • People with respiratory issues
    • Children under 10 years
    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

    Meet at the information desk at La Terrazza dell'Etna Bar. The exact meeting time will be communicated to you by email or WhatsApp.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Sunglasses
    • Hiking shoes
    • Sunscreen
    • Warm clothing

    Know before you go

    • The ticket (EUR 30) for the cable car is not included in the price and must be paid directly on the day of the excursion
    • 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
    • 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
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 873 reviews

    Review summary

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    Amazing climb of Mount Etna, our guide Luca was fantastic, he took us on a special route so we could get as high as possible, he was very knowledgeable about the volcano and it’s history of events. He took us through lava caves and taught us a lot more than we expected to gain. We hiked at a steady pace, stopping at the top for lunch, the views were amazing.

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    July 3, 2022

    The guided tour was excellent. It was cloudy at the top so we could only climb to 3,000m. This was still great day out and it didn't feel like we missed anything. Walked through number of craters, some still hot with steam coming out. Our guide (Francesco aka. Cico) seem to know every rock on the mountain. Never met someone so knowledgeable and passionate about volcanos. He made 6 hours trek entertaining for everyone in the group. For those that didn't have required equipment on the day, walking poles, boots and waterproof jackets were available free of charge. Would definitely do it again when in Sicily

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    June 27, 2022

    A highly recommended tour! From the information in advance, to the meeting point and the possible free loan options, to saying goodbye, everything was perfect! The tour itself was unique and very personable! Luca is a fantastic guide and personally took a lot of time for everyone, explained a lot and sometimes spontaneously tempted us to show other things! I had a great time - but it should be borne in mind that the tour is strenuous and requires good walking. Mille Grazie EtnaEst and LUCA

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    June 25, 2022

    Product ID: 163935