The summit area of the Etna volcano is characterized by the presence of 5 distinct craters. This experience will give you the opportunity to get to the top of Europe’s highest volcano, enjoy a unique landscape and feel the breath of the “Muntagna” Etna.
At the moment is not possible to reach 3300 metres, since it is forbidden by law, for volcanic risk on the summit area of the volcano. Maximum altitude reached for security reason is 2900 mt, updated at now.
Tour available every day
The fee includes: licensed Volcanological/ Alpine Guide.
Price are intend per person, starting from Rifugio Sapienza, period from 1st January to 31st December.
During the winter season the tour may be subject to variations due to the closure of the Company ” FUNIVIA dell’ ETNA”
If you have any queries, questions or need clarification about some aspects of the tour program outlined above, please try read the section EXCURSIONS in our F.A.Q.s page, before booking. Booking terms and Condition – Cancellation Policy, click here
Information Etna Summit Craters 3300mt
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Departure time: : 9:00 from rifugio sapienza
Duration: about 5 / 6 hours
trekking duration : 2,5 hours
Difficulty : Medium
For the success of the excursion and for its correct carrying out, it’s good to know perfectly your health conditions and, if necessary, let the Guides know about them, in order to reduce the occurrence of any problem and to avoid any risks.
Pregnant women who have passed the third month of pregnancy are not allowed to take part to any excursion activity.
Heart problems, asthma and dizziness
This type of itinerary is suited to people in good physical health, not suffering from particular disease (it is strongly discouraged to those who suffer from cardio-vascular problems, breathing/asthma problems or hypertension and vertigo).
We recommend not to use contact lens, because of the exhaled volcanic gases and of ash. This last one could easily cause problems, if pushed
The excursion could be subjected to variations at the discretion of the Guides, or it could be interrupted in case of changes of the environmental, climatic or volcanic conditions, such as to compromise the safety of the entire group.