Guided tour

Stromboli: Sunset Trekking at Sciara del Fuoco

Guided tour

Stromboli: Sunset Trekking at Sciara del Fuoco

From US$ 27.15 per person

Set off on a guided sunset hike on the Stromboli volcano's Sciara del Fuoco. Discover a small island of fire in the large blue sea, and enjoy fantastic views of the beautiful surrounding landscape.

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Duration 5 hours
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English, French, Italian


  • Take a guided tour to ''Sciara del Fuoco'' to admire lava explosions
  • Relish in the passion and experience of your volcanological guides
  • Admire an unforgettable sunset in the Aeolian archipelago
  • Learn about this magical island and its rich history
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Embark on a guided hiking trip and witness Stromboli Island at sunset. Marvel at the breathtaking island views, the Mediterranean Sea, and Stromboli, and watch the active volcano light up the night sky.


Meet your guide and set off from Piazza San Vincenzo before sunset. After a safety briefing, start your hike from a nature trail that leads to 400 meters, the maximum altitude allowed with a guide. Soak up the dramatic views of the summit craters and Sciara del Fuoco from a viewpoint.


During the trek, take breaks to take in the views and even visit the old island cemetery. Cross the Mediterranean shrubs, accompanied by the constant view of the Strombolicchio.


On arrival at Sciara del Fuoco, marvel at the sunset that colors the Aeolian archipelago red and witness the volcanic eruptions lighting up the night sky. Then, make your way downhill in the dark, equipped with torches, and return to the starting point.

  • Headlamp flashlight
  • Rock helmet
  • Food and drink
  • Trekking shoes (possible to rent on spot)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with vertigo
  • People with respiratory issues

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Meeting point

Meet at Ashara's Information Desk.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Snacks
  • Hiking shoes
  • Water
  • Jacket
  • T-shirt
  • Shorts
  • Socks
  • Sportswear
  • Daypack

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage
  • Baby strollers
  • Open-toed shoes

Know before you go

  • The sunset trekking tour returns late in the evening, which means that you will need to stay on Stromboli Island overnight as there are no return boats late in the evening
  • This tour will stop at 400 meters due to the closure of the summit craters
  • You can rent hiking shoes upon arrival
  • At the discretion of the guide, the excursions may undergo variations or be interrupted if weather conditions, environmental causes, or possible volcanic risk represent any source of danger. The guide is entitled to stop the excursion for any reason that could compromise the safety and, therefore, the physical integrity of an individual or of the entire group
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Overall rating

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based on 366 reviews

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Very nice excursion. We were lucky enough to see the volcanic eruption. It is not certain that you will get to see it. The walk up Stromboli was a little tiring but we got to rest a little from time to time. The way up was sandy, so you need shoes with good grip. The descent in the dark was not as dangerous as I thought.

October 24, 2022

The overall experience is awesome! The climb was a little slow for our taste, the group was much too large (about thirty people) and we had a guide who spoke English and not French. Apart from that, it allows you to be able to climb to 400m, which was forbidden by yourself when we were there at the end of October 2022, and we were able to see several eruptions in the night, which is really magnificent.

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October 18, 2022

Ascent uncomplicated, only the heat makes it a bit exhausting. The observation point is reached at about 450 meters above sea level. Experienced a fantastic sunset and several explosions from the middle crater in the dark. The clear explanations from our guide Giuseppe, a competent geologist, were a great asset.

September 15, 2022

Product ID: 227827