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Mount Etna: High Altitude Climb with Volcanology Guides

Product ID: 332046
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Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure and admire breathtaking views on this guided climb up Mount Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe. With a volcanology expert, soak up epic winter landscapes and marvel at the wonders of mother nature.
About this activity
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Duration 4 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
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  • Climb up the highest, active volcano in Europe with expert guides
  • Soak up once-in-a-lifetime views of the volcano's craters
  • Trek across snowy landscapes and admire the beauty of mother nature
  • Learn about the fascinating 2001 Eruption and see the Valle del Bove depression
Full description
Discover the high altitude wonders of Mount Etna’s southern slope on this epic, guided climb. Start the adventure from 2500 meters above sea level at the site’s cable car arrival terminal and learn about the fascinating 2001 Eruption while admiring the great Valle del Bove depression which deeply marks the eastern side of the volcano.

As you climb, soak up once-in-a-lifetime views of the mountainous scenery and the sprawling countryside below. Highlights of the tour include the Summit Craters, the Craters of 2002, the Cisternazza, the Piano del Lago, and the ancient Montagnola Crater. At the end of an unforgettable experience, descend from the summit area of the volcano towards the cable car terminal which takes you back down.

The excursion is carried out and adapted to the meteorological and volcanic conditions of the day, and respects the safety of the participants at all times.
  • Trekking shoes and trekking pole
  • Volcano or alpine guide
  • Insurance coverage in the event of an accident
  • Rock helmet
  • Other equipment for the activity
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Cable car and Unimog 4x4 ride
Not suitable for
  • Children under 10 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with high blood pressure

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Meeting point

Departure from the local partner's mobile info point in Piazzale Rifugio Sapienza, 95030 Nicolosi CT at 9:00 AM.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Gloves
  • Socks
  • Scarf
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Shorts
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Open-toed shoes
Know before you go
• After a short briefing the excursion will begins with a cable car ride up to 2500 meters
• Given the continuous and unpredictable evolution of the volcanic activity, the excursions could undergo variations, or, in extreme cases, be cancelled, at the discretion of the guide for safety reasons
• Excursion is for moderately trained hikers
• The excursion is also possible for children aged ten and up
• To avoid any risks you should be in good health and inform your guide before the hike of any medical issues that may be impacted by the change in elevation throughout the hike
• 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
• Necessary gear: trekking boots with high socks, trekking poles, rock helmet (free rental), extra t-shirt, winter clothes, backpack (10-20L), water, snack and packed lunch
• It is recommended you wear long pants, and bring gloves, a hat, sunglasses

From US$ 108.95 per person

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