Summit Craters from Etna Sud – 3350m

Trekking to the summit craters of Etna is one of the most extraordinary experiences that can be had in Sicily. A scenario with an almost otherworldly aspect and the most diverse that can be imagined from daily life.

DEPARTURE / RESTORED PLACE
Aitne Office (inside Terrazza dell’Etna Restaurant)
DEPARTURE HOUR
Meeting at 8:30/8:45 AM, departure at 9:00/9:15 AM.
RESTORED HOUR
Approximately at 3:30/4:00 PM.
IMPORTANT
The excursion is forbidden to the cardiac and asthmatic
RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT Due to strong winds from the west we recommended the use of a windproof jacket in Gore-Tex, a pair of glasses to protect your eyes from sudden gusts of wind and of course a pair of high mountain boots (short boots/shoes are unsuitable as they will allow the lavic sand to enter).
INCLUDED
Guide
Boots and sticks on request
NOT INCLUDED
Food and beverages
Cable car and 4×4: 78€

The ascent is carried out by cable car up to an altitude of 2500m and then by 4×4 up to an altitude of 2,850m. From here our trek will begin. After having crossed the lava flows of recent years with still very hot spots, you will continue uphill at times steep to arrive at the edge of the Bocca Nuova crater (3250m), opened in 1968, probably the most impressive crater on Etna

Going around the Bocca Nuova you find yourself on the edge of the Voragine, the heart of the Central Crater. From the top we can have a 360° gaze, and if the weather permits, we can see the Aeolian Islands and almost all of Sicily to the north

From the top we begin the descent along a steep but easy slope of ashes and scoria passing through the craters of the 2002 eruption, we will then walk inside a lava tunnel and finally we will go to admire the volcanic amphitheater of the Valle del Bove, a spectacular 8km long and 4km wide. The descent will be carried out in 4×4 and cable car.

Length :7km
Difference in altitude: 500m
Downhill altitude difference: 500m

The tour may be subject to variations due to bad weather conditions or an increase in volcanic activity

Contact us for a custom quote.

the top craters
the top craters
the top craters

Additional information

WhereEtna, Sicily
Duration5 hours
DifficultyMedium
Participants5/10 for each guide according to the ordinances in force

the top craters
the top craters
the top craters