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Catania: Summit Craters from North Etna with 4x4 vehicles

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Trek from North Etna to the craters at the summit on this guided hiking tour. Immerse yourself in nature as you explore the summit craters and take in the views from the highest volcano in Europe.


  • Enjoy panoramic views from the highest volcano in Europe.
  • Explore the summit craters of Etna with our specialized guides
  • Experience nature with us


The trail to the summit craters of our “gentle giant”, is perhaps one of the top excursions that enthusiasts of trekking on Etna long to do. The beauty of this spectacular canvas painted by the force of nature is breathtaking and leaves the lucky trekkers who manage to see it with a memory that lasts forever. The feeling of being about to touch the point where the driving forces of Mount Etna meet: the destructive one, which the locals have learned to live with for centuries, and the creative one, which enriches us with spectacular natural performances, such as Strombolian eruptions, lava flows and all the other vibrant, pulsating expressions of nature provided by the volcano. The meeting point is in Piano Provenzana – North Etna at 8:00am, we depart from 1800mt altitude using off road 4WD vehicles along a wide range of vegetation and unique plants in the spectacular volcanic road. We will reach the Observatory, a panoramic platform at the altitude of 2800mt. From this point 5km uphill trek will start sideways the suggestive lunar landscape, massive bombs and slag to reach the edge of the Summit Central Crater and his impressive geological phenomenon of gas emission, fumaroles and bright sulphur minerals at 3.300mt altitude. It is impossible not to be enchanted by the immediate beauty of beautiful structure that overlooks a beautiful landscape, leaving you speechless. Total uphill difference: 500mt, about 1h30 walking. After reaching the top of the volcano the expert guide will support you on the descendent, a fascinating journey in a particular sandy channel discovering interesting volcanic spot, about 1h30 walking. When we arrive at the Observatory in Pizzi Deneri we will come back to Piano Provenzana by Off Road 4WD vehicles.


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Important Information

  • This tour is not recommended for people with breathing difficulties or other serious medical conditions
  • Bus 4x4 ticket (Roundtrip) must be paid in cash or credit card on the day at the cost of €60
  • This tour is subject to weather conditions
  • Walking duration is about 3h depending on the rythm of the group
  • Total Excursion duration is about 5h

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