Day trip

Mount Etna: Summit and Crater Guided Trek Tour

Activity provider:Etna Est
Day trip

Mount Etna: Summit and Crater Guided Trek Tour

Activity provider:Etna Est
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From US$ 58.90 US$ 42.83 per person

Trek to the maximum altitude that can be reached at Europe's tallest active volcano with an expert guide. Admire Mt. Etna's beauty and its surroundings from the summit craters.

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Duration 6 hours
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English, Italian


  • Enjoy the scenery on a trek to the maximum reachable altitude 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 3000 meters 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, 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. 

  • Mount Etna trek to 3,000 meters
  • Volcano guide
  • Helmet
  • Hiking boots
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Cable car ticket €50 (must be paid directly on the day of the excursion)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • People with vertigo
  • People with respiratory issues
  • Children under 10 years

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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 50) 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 1159 reviews

Review summary

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Have you ever felt, while visiting a place that you knew it was visited thousands of times, that your were discovering it for the first time? Me neither, until this trip. Luca (Cosmo) took us on an amazing trek across volcanic fields and close ro the summit craters. His gentle and yet effervescent nature made our journey exciting but also serene, as you would expect it to be when you climbing the mightiest volcano in Europe. We reached the promised height of around 3000m due a mix of good mood from both the weather and Etna and the technical knowledge that Luca showed at all times, which allowed us to complete the activity in total security. For some of us that never lived with a volcano next door, it’s easy to underestimate their volatile nature. Luca not only made it safer, but also more meaningful by explaining the history of the region, of Etna and of volcanology. I would definitely repeat it.

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May 2, 2023

The trip was great. The weather was crazy “windy” but beautiful day nonetheless. I was hoping to be able to see more, not sure if it was because of the weather but it still felt like we were far from seeing the top. Again the wind was blowing 100km/hr and even though I’m very happy with my experience something was missing. The guide (Lucas I believe) was very informative, knowledgeable and pleasant.

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April 7, 2023

A nice experience with a great guide(Luca) that takes you on a walk in order to discover and understand what a volcano is - in this case, to get to know Etna and its history. I highly recommend this trek if you want to have an authentic volcano experience.

March 22, 2023

Product ID: 163935