Summit craters adventure in Etna
Minimum age: 12
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- Summit craters
- Lunar landscape of a volcanic desert
- The bleak lava fields of an ancient and recent lava flow
- Pioneer and endemic vegetation
- Touristic places destroyed by eruptions
- Lateral craters
- Exclusive visit into a lava tube
All about the trip
Covering an area of 1,190 km² with a basal circumference of 140 km, Etna is the highest active volcano in Europe outside the Caucasus, and it is a UNESCO World Heritage. This tour is your chance to visit the summit craters of this amazing place.
Your adventure begins at Piazza Sant'Alfio, where you meet your friendly and knowledgeable guide. During your excursion, you reach an altitude of 2,900 meters by jeep and cable car. You will hike for about two hours up to the 3,300 meters high summit craters. From this viewpoint, you have dramatic views of the lunar desert. You can even see the border of Voragine to observe the spectacle of smoking craters.
After a stop on the rim of the craters to take pictures, you hike down the volcano for an exclusive visit into a lava tube with helmets and torches.What Wikipedia Says
What is included in the price
- 4x4 transportation for part of the way
- Cable car fee
What is not included in the price
You need to be in good physical conditions to undertake this tour.
Although it is rare, the schedule can be modified in case of an eruption, bad weather or other reasons out of our control.
Approaching the lava flow depends on security conditions.
Do you have a question or need more information about the activity?
You can reach our European office between 9am and 5pm CET on weekdays and between 11am and 5pm on weekends and holidays.
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