Etna North – Crater of the 2002


The hike on the summit craters is certainly the most fascinating that can be done on the ETNA.
During the trek it will be possible to observe the vastness of the crater depressions, impregnated with sulphates, from which the great part of the explosive activity is expressed, arousing in visitors a feeling of arcane power that other few places in the world are able to transmit.

    • € 25
    • 2/3 ore
    • Marzo – Ottobre
    • Max people: 20

Northern Etna – Craters of 2002, fractures of 1911 and 1923

Beginning of the trek along the dirt road that from Piano Provenzana leads to the summit craters of the volcano, after the first kilometer you cross the eruptive fracture of the eruption of 27 October 2002 on the “Monte Nero – Timpa Rossa” path, the route allows you to visit and study, the many volcanic morphologies, related to the eruptions that followed one another on the northern slope of Etna, in particular the eruptions on the side of 10 September 1911 and 17 June 1923 which threatened the town of Linguaglossa. After visiting the particular morpho-volcanic structures called Hornitos from the Spanish “Small oven”, we will climb along the pyroclastic cones of the 2002 eruption until we reach the maximum altitude of 2100 meters on the edge of the craters, and then descend inside of a sandy channel to the starting point.

Departure / Return
Piano Provenzana
Departure time
  • 09:30 / 11:30
  • kindly arrive 30 minutes before departure.
  • Briefing iniziale
  • Inizio del trekking
  • Visita alle fratture eruttive fino ad una quota massima di 2100 mt.
  • Discesa in trekking al punto di partenza.
Price includes
  • Volcanological or Alpine Guide
  • Helmet
Price excludes
  • K-way
  • Trekking shoes
Compulsory equipment
  • Packed lunch
  • Layered clothing
  • Trekking shoes
  • Windbreaker or down jacket
  • Helmet