Day trip

Mount Etna: Summit Craters Walking Tour

Activity provider: Kemedia

Mount Etna: Summit Craters Walking Tour

Activity provider: Kemedia
Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From US$ 40.73 per person

Enjoy the thrill of climbing the highest active volcano in Europe, admire the eastern coast of Sicily surrounded by a lunar-like landscape.

About this activity

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Duration 6 hours
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French, Italian, English


  • Enjoy the view from the highest active volcano in Europe
  • Admire the eastern part of Sicily
  • Climb an active volcano with an expert guide
Full description

Embark on this off-road minibus, cable car, and climbing tour to see the peak of Etna in all her majesty. Follow your alpinist guide on an adventure to uncover the secrets of this active volcano.

Get picked up on the south side of the volcano north of Nicolosi. Sit back and enjoy the scenic drive up to the cable car. Take in the views of the countryside as take the cable car up. Board a special off-road minibus to reach the highest altitudes allowed with an authorized alpinist guide. 

From this altitude, admire the impressive summit of Etna and view the colors and formations of its active craters. Learn about the history and geology of the volcano from your guide.

Explore the craters of recent eruptions during your descent on foot to 2500 meters where you will board the cable car once more before transferring back to the meeting point.

  • Guide
  • Hiking Tour
  • Trekking shoes
  • Helmet
  • Alpine/volcanological guide
  • Cable car and jeep (obligatory fee to be paid on the spot, €68/per adult and €60/per children)
  • Pickup and drop-off at your hotel
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the Refugio Sapienza.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Water
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • There is a fee of €67 to be paid on the day for the cable car and jeep
  • This tour is dependent on weather conditions and the volcano being calm
  • This tour requires a reasonable level of fitness
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 217 reviews

Review summary

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Nicely organized trek through the mountain, diverse in experiences, views and landscapes. Not too hard but also not easy, just right to feel like you achieved something at the end of the day. Guides are fun, knowledgeable and friendly. You need to do this if you're in the area ;)

September 13, 2021

Unique experience not to be missed under any circumstances in Sicily We had the chance to travel Etna accompanied by the adorable guide Mario, who was keen to share his experience with us. Do not be fooled by his age, he will fine you all in the ascent. Difficulty level, the guides are patient and wait for everyone. Be careful, it is difficult but possible

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August 23, 2021

Fantastic experience! So pleased that my boyfriend and I chose Etna Tours to go with! This excursion was fantastic value for money, and what an incredible experience looking down into the craters of Europe’s most active volcano to see it spewing molten lava! They provided walking boots, jackets, helmets and walking sticks. We were able to pay the additional €33pp for the cable cars and 4x4 bus on card. The hike was relatively difficult but we took it at a nice gentle pace and every direction you looked the views were breathtaking. Because we were lucky enough to have such good visibility out guide took us over the centre of the volcano to the north east side and we got to gaze down into an additional crater to the one on the itinerary and this was rumbling and intermittently spewing molten lava, what a thrill! The first crater was beautiful as well, huge and moon-like with impressive plumes of smoke all around. The two guides were very jovial and handed out treats at lunch. Amazing!

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October 28, 2020

Product ID: 216684