Day trip

Mount Etna: Summit Craters Walking Tour

Activity provider: Kemedia
Day trip

Mount Etna: Summit Craters Walking Tour

Activity provider: Kemedia

From US$ 48.80 per person

Enjoy the thrill of climbing the highest active volcano in Europe, admire the eastern coast of Sicily surrounded by a lunar-like landscape.

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Duration 6 hours
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French, Italian, English


  • Enjoy the view from the highest active volcano in Europe
  • Admire the eastern part of Sicily
  • Climb an active volcano with an expert guide
Full description

Embark on a climbing tour to see the peak of Etna in all her majesty. Follow your alpinist guide on an adventure to uncover the secrets of this active volcano.

Start your tour from the south side of the volcano, north of Nicolosi, where you'll take the cable car.

From this altitude, admire the impressive summit of Etna and view the colors and formations of its active craters. Learn about the history and geology of the volcano from your guide.

Explore the craters of recent eruptions during your descent on foot to 2500 meters where you will board the cable car.

  • Guide
  • Hiking Tour
  • Trekking shoes
  • Helmet
  • Alpine/volcano guide
  • Cable car and Jeep
  • Pickup and drop-off at your hotel
  • Food and drinks
  • Cable car and Jeep fees (€78/per adult and €50/per child)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

What to bring

  • Water
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • There is a fee to be paid on the day of your tour for the cable car and jeep
  • This tour is dependent on weather conditions and the volcano being calm
  • This tour requires a reasonable level of fitness
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 265 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Service
  • Organization

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This activity was definitely a highlight of my trip to Sicily. The view was amazing and our guide was very knowledgeable. I am not in the very best shape but found this very doable. The pace isn't that high and I could borrow hiking shoes and poles which definitely made it a lot easier. I even got a warmer coat from them because they thought I'd be freezing in mine. I'm Dutch, so to me, it wasn't that incredibly cold out there. I was fine in a T-shirt, but do keep this in mind if you're not used to colder temperatures! (and of course it depends on the weather which can change very rapidly, so bring something just in case) We did not go all the way to the top due to activity but it was still worth it!

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March 30, 2023

Nicely organized trek through the mountain, diverse in experiences, views and landscapes. Not too hard but also not easy, just right to feel like you achieved something at the end of the day. Guides are fun, knowledgeable and friendly. You need to do this if you're in the area ;)

March 30, 2023

Fantastic experience! So pleased that my boyfriend and I chose Etna Tours to go with! This excursion was fantastic value for money, and what an incredible experience looking down into the craters of Europe’s most active volcano to see it spewing molten lava! They provided walking boots, jackets, helmets and walking sticks. We were able to pay the additional €33pp for the cable cars and 4x4 bus on card. The hike was relatively difficult but we took it at a nice gentle pace and every direction you looked the views were breathtaking. Because we were lucky enough to have such good visibility out guide took us over the centre of the volcano to the north east side and we got to gaze down into an additional crater to the one on the itinerary and this was rumbling and intermittently spewing molten lava, what a thrill! The first crater was beautiful as well, huge and moon-like with impressive plumes of smoke all around. The two guides were very jovial and handed out treats at lunch. Amazing!

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March 30, 2023

Product ID: 216684