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Mount Etna: Summit and Crater Trek from the Northern Side

Trek, drive, and cable-car your way to the crater of Mount Etna

Duration: 6h
Max group size: 10
Live guide: English, Italian
Provider: Etna Est
Registered address: Via Novaluce 70, 95030, Catania, IT
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What's included

Professional English, French or Italian-speaking guide
Hike up to Mount Etna and to the inner parts of the crater
Trekking pole
Rock helmet (free rental)
Insurance

What's not included

Water, snacks, and packed lunch
4x4 ride (to be paid for separately on-site, costs €60)

Important information

* This excursion is suitable for people with good physical training * The use of contact lenses is forbidden due to the presence of volcanic ashes spread by the wind

Where you'll go

Starting point

Piano Provenzana, 95015, Linguaglossa

Landmarks you'll see

  • Mount Etna
  • Experience one of the most jaw-dropping natural wonders in the world, with a guided cable-car, coach, and trek to the summit of Mount Etna
  • Marvel at the remarkable terrain of Etna's volcanic mountainside, where lava flows have scorched the earth and left behind a moonscape
  • Creep along the outer edge of the volcano's yawning crater, and enjoy the adrenaline of standing on the brim of Europe's largest active volcano

The climb to the Summit Craters is a unique life experience that has as its subject and location the North Side of Etna.

In the town of Piano Provenzana, your guide will take a few minutes to go through a safety briefing. Then, the climb will take place with the use of special 4X4 vehicles (available for an extra fee) to lead you to an altitude of 2950 m.

After taking some photos of the landscape, the trek will go towards the ancient and recent lava fields to reach the edge of the Summit Craters at an altitude of 3330 m.

The climb continues across the entire Summit area, admiring the craters of the North-East, the South-East, the Bocca Nuova, and the Voragine. The trek around the summit area could change depending on the recent volcanic activity.

The descent continues through volcanic sands to reach Piano delle Concazze. The breathtaking panorama will show the Valle del Leone and the most famous Valle del Bove, giving participants a unique and unforgettable view.

  • Show your smartphone ticket at the Chiosco bar Mareneve di Ferraro (Etna nord-Piano Provenzana, Via Provenzana, 95015 Linguaglossa)
  • You need to pay an additional fee for the 4x4 ride that you need to take at the beginning of the excursion

Excursion schedules are subject to changes or interruptions at the discretion of the guide if weather conditions, environmental causes, or volcanic risks can present any source of danger.

  • Cancellation is possible until 24 hours before your visit.
  • Rescheduling is possible until 24 hours before your visit.

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Sarah,  Netherlands Netherlands
19 Oct 2020
Excellent
Amazing guide, amazing view - amazing tour! Would absolutely recommend it to anyone (with good physical fitness). The tour took a bit longer than indicated, so make sure you have some spare time...
Amazing guide, amazing view - amazing tour! Would absolutely recommend it to anyone (with good physical fitness). The tour took a bit longer than indicated, so make sure you have some spare time after that. Also keep in mind that you're in the sun the whole day; bring enough sunscreen & don't plan anything big for the evening, you're probably tired (but very happy!!) :-)
Mount Etna Summit and Crater Trek
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Marcel,  Netherlands Netherlands
26 Jun 2023
Good
Vandaag de Edna trekking gedaan, vroeg ons bed uit 06:00 want we zouden om 8:30 verzamelen en we moesten nog een uur rijden naar het verzamelpunt. Daar aangekomen kennis gemaakt met de gids en...
Vandaag de Edna trekking gedaan, vroeg ons bed uit 06:00 want we zouden om 8:30 verzamelen en we moesten nog een uur rijden naar het verzamelpunt. Daar aangekomen kennis gemaakt met de gids en vertrokken voor de Edna-Hiking, de gids wist erg veel van de omgeving af en wilde daar ook veel over vertellen. Al met al duurde de tocht ongeveer 6 uur een fantastische ervaring die ik niet had willen missen. Al met al dus een aanrader.
Mount Etna Summit and Crater Trek

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