Guided tour

Stromboli: Sunset Trekking at Sciara del Fuoco

Guided tour

Stromboli: Sunset Trekking at Sciara del Fuoco

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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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  • 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
Full description

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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based on 366 reviews

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Very successful trek. I think marketing needs to be more specific that this is not an easy hike and only for people who are used to hike at least at some level. That would improve everyone’s experience. Now had to wait extensively for an inexperienced hiker in the darkness

March 30, 2023

La montée n’est pas facile : il fait très chaud, 82% d’humidité de l’air… le coucher de soleil est superbe et les éruptions dans la nuit éblouissantes ! Mais elles se méritent ! Ne pas hésiter à emporter beaucoup d’eau… la descente à la frontale est très poussiéreuse… il vaut mieux être devant…

March 30, 2023

Giuseppe was great: patient and courteous, he showed he has plenty of experience. Some of the people in our group were plain rude and not do what he asked us to do. Another young woman kept complaining she was cold (most of us wore t-shirts and we were completely fine but it says in the description to bring a jacket). Anyway, it was a great experience. The bursts of lava come in 30 minutes intervals but there is another crater that has a continuous fire burning out of it.

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March 30, 2023

Product ID: 227827