Etna Summit Craters Hiking Tour

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Summit craters on Etna

Experience the thrill of trekking to the summit craters of the majestic Mount Etna, Europe’s highest and most active volcano. Our Etna Summit Craters Hiking Tour offers an unparalleled adventure for nature enthusiasts, thrill-seekers, and anyone looking to witness the raw beauty of one of nature’s most awe-inspiring creations. This guided hiking tour not only promises breathtaking panoramic views but also an immersive experience into the geological wonder of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

An Unforgettable Journey to the Peak of Sicily’s Majestic Etna

Expert Guidance: Our tours are led by Certified Volcanologists and Experienced Mountain Guides, ensuring your safety and offering in-depth insights into Etna’s geology, history, and the dynamics of its eruptions.

Tour Highlights:

  • The Ascent: Begin our journey with a thrilling ride up the slopes of Mount Etna, using 4×4 vehicles or cable cars, depending on the chosen route and current volcanic conditions and weather conditions.
  • Guided Hike to the Summit Craters: Ascend the slopes of Mount Etna, reaching heights of up to 3,300 meters (about 10,826 feet), where you can peer into the active craters and marvel at the spectacular views of the Sicilian coastline and the Ionian Sea.
  • Volcanic Landscapes: Experience the stark, moon-like terrains of Etna, featuring lava fields, ash deserts, and craggy rock formations, offering a stark contrast to the typical Sicilian landscape.
  • Geological Insights: Gain fascinating insights into the volcanic processes and the history of Mount Etna’s eruptions from our knowledgeable guides, enhancing your understanding of this dynamic natural monument.

This tour is designed for those with a spirit of adventure and a moderate level of physical fitness.

The climb to Etna’s summit craters involves trekking over uneven and sometimes steep terrain at high altitudes. We provide all necessary safety equipment and brief our guests on environmental and safety protocols to ensure a responsible and enjoyable experience.

Price – € 150,00 per person


The transport’s ticket to the hiking starting point is included.

Info Booking

Safety First: The safety of our guests and staff is paramount. Tours to the summit craters are subject to volcanic activity and weather conditions.

We closely monitor Etna’s status and may adjust or cancel tours as necessary for safety.

Read the Etna’s FAQ.

Note: this tour is suitable for people used to walking and in good health. Not adapted for kids.

The meeting point varies according to the slope visited.


  • Difficulty: HIGH
  • Height difference: +400 meters
  • Duration: 6 h
  • Altitude max: 3300 meters

What’s included: 

  • Hiking poles and helmet.

What you need: 

  • Sturdy hiking boots and high socks (mandatory)
  • A bandana/neckwarmer or Buff (for the gases)
  • A backpack
  • Layered clothing suitable for changing weather conditions (windproof jacket)
  • Sun protection and sun hat
  • Snacks and water
  • Packed lunch
  • Clothes FAQ.

The experience is flexible, can be tailored to suit your needs, including the extras.

Cancellations with less than 48 houres will result in the loss of the deposit.

Extra services:

  • Pick up from Catania and other destinations is possible for an additional fee
  • Boots rental service upon request (write me first for details).

If you need info about clothes and more click here or check our FAQ

Summit Craters of Mt. Etna
Black volcanic desert of Etna
View of Calabria from Mt.Etna

“I aim on your experience making it both as personal and enjoyable as possible.”

Mount Etna Tours and Excursions

Discover the most active volcano in Europe with a daily excursions on Mount Etna. 

Choose between a Mount Etna Jeep Tour or an Easy Hike on the lateral craters and a lava cave visit or the exciting excursions with the Mount Etna cable car to explore the summit area.
Enjoy a unique and unforgettable experience with Etna Tours. You can also experience an Etna tour combined with a wine tasting or a visit of the enchanting town of Taormina.

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