Excursion summit craters Etna South

90,00 85,00

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.

Excursion Summit craters Etna South

    • € 85
    • 5/6 ore
    • Marzo – Ottobre
    • Maximum persone: 20

After using the cable car up to an altitude of 2500 meters and the 4×4 jeeps up to 2900 meters, departure of the trek along the path that leads from Torre del Filosofo to the summit craters of Etna, through the lava fields emitted by the recent activities of the Southern Crater Est.
After traveling a little over 2 km, you will reach the summit craters, where you can begin to admire the majesty of the central crater of the volcano.
The route will continue along the crater wall before starting the descent on the steep but fun return path, consisting of ash and volcanic slag, present along the southern portion of the summit cone, which will allow you to walk back up to an altitude of 2500 meters.
Return from the altitude of 2500 meters in the cable car to the Rifugio Sapienza 1900mt

Departure / Return
Meeting point just in front of the stairs of the Ticket – Office the Cableway (Nicolosi – Etna Sud)
Departure time
  • 09:30.
  • Kindly arrive 30 minutes before departure.
  • Initial briefing and purchase of gondola and 4×4 jeep tickets (one way).
  • Arrival at an altitude of 2500 meters
  • Departure by 4×4 jeep in the direction of Torre del Filosofo at 2900 mt.
  • Start of the 2 km trek until reaching the Summit Craters – altitude 3250 mt
  • Descent on foot for about 4 km until the arrival of the cable car at an altitude of 2500 meters.
  • Return by cable car to Rifugio Sapienza 1900 mt.
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