Trekking Summit craters starting from North Etna

Piano Provenzana - Linguaglossa (CT)

From: € 50 Euro + cost of transport (50€)

Craters excursion North Summits

Come and discover with us the largest volcano in Europe at 3357 meters starting from the excursion from North Etna

The excursion to the summit craters of Etna 3357 m., From the north side is undoubtedly the most fascinating excursion, the most spectacular that only the Volcano Etna will be able to leave it in your mind for life.

The excursion to the summit craters of Etna & nbsp; departing from the square & nbsp; & nbsp; of Piano Provenzana (Linguaglossa) , on the north side of Etna.

During the excursion you will be accompanied exclusively by: ALPINE GUIDES and VOLCANOLOGICAL GUIDES


The meeting point of the excursion is in front of the ticket office of the ETNA EXCURSION CENTER - & nbsp; Linguaglossa Etna North - Piano Provenzana

The excursion "Etna North Summit Craters Excursion" will start from the square of Piano Provenzana (Linguaglossa - Etna North), using special vehicles " 4 × 4 jeep "we will reach 2800 meters .

From this altitude the trek will begin which along a path accessible to all will lead us to the Summit Craters of Etna . During the excursion on Etna the Alpine Guide or the Volcanological Guide that accompanies you along the path will show you the geological and historical history of the Etn Volcano.

After about an hour and 30 minutes we will reach 3250 meters , that is, on the edge of the Crater “Bocca Nuova”.

Continuing with the excursion in a clockwise direction, we will continue through an agile path, always skirting the Crater "Bocca Nuova" , will lead us to the edge of the Central Crater (also called La Voragine). By observing the Crater you can admire the very last eruptive vent opened in the last year.
From this last point, going up a steep but short climb, (in consideration of the weather conditions and volcanic activity) you can make a short "view" inside the North East Crater , formed in 1911, a real summit of Etna . From the top of Etna the view will be spectacular !! We could look at 360 ° , and if the day allows it we could clearly see the Aeolian islands , the coast of Taormina , the coast of Catania , the coast of the Calabria , and the Stromboli. ,
Last but not least we will observe the South-East Crater formed starting from the year 1971 which is one of the most active craters of Etna and the majestic Valley del Bove

After visiting all four summit craters, we will begin the descent along a steep, but easy sandstone that in about 30 minutes will take us from an altitude of 3323 meters to an altitude of about 3000 meters. At this point a short pause will be made picnic.


Arriving at an altitude of 3000 meters you have the option of choosing whether to walk down to Piano Provenzana (1800 meters above sea level) taking a beautiful sandy gully, or to go back down with the jeep always up to Piano Provenzana

Type of trekking

  • Type: Ring, same starting and ending point
  • Departure Piano Provenzana (Linguaglossa)
    • Jeep 4x4 from 1800 to 2800 meters
    • Begin Treeking
    • Bocca Nuova Crater (3300m)
    • Visit summit craters
    • North East Crater
    • Descent
    • Volcanological Observatory (altitude 2800)
    • Sandy gully
    • Arrival at Piano Provenzana at an altitude of 1800 meters
  • Difference in height: + 500,
  • Altitude difference downhill: - 1500
  • Total distance: About 12 km
  • Degree of difficulty: moderate

What's included

  • Certified volcanological or alpine guide
  • Accident insurance
  • Helmet

Mandatory equipment

  • Trekking shoes (possibility to rent)
  • Windbreaker or down jacket (rentable)
  • Water

Recommended equipment

  • Backpack
  • Snak - Packed lunch
  • Trekking poles
  • K-way (waterproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen / cocoa butter

More info

  • Rental of trekking shoes on request (5 euros)
  • Rental of duvets (winter jackets) on request (5 euros)
  • Also suitable for children over 7 years of age.
  • More information? See the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Read carefully
The excursion may undergo variations at the discretion of the Guides or be interrupted if the environmental, atmospheric or volcanic conditions change, such as to compromise the safety of the entire group.
The excursion will take place within the limits set by the ordinances in force.
This itinerary, in relation to the type and altitude, is not suitable for people in a state of good physical health, who do not suffer from particular pathologies (cardiovascular, respiratory or hypertension).

Excursion video Summit Craters


Availability subject to volcanic activity, or to the disposition of the authorities

5/6 hours
about 08:00
about 3:00 pm
English, Italian
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Additional cost
Cable car and bus: 50 Euros
Adults: 50 Euros
Children: 35 Euros
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