Summit Craters

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Summit Craters

The excursion to the summit craters is definitely the most fascinating excursion that you can do on ETNA.
During hiking it will be possible to observe the main craters, soaked with sulphates, from which the most frequent eruptive activity occures, causing to the visitors a sensation of arcane power that few other places in the world can convey.

Ascent by cable car and Jeep up to 2900 meters, from there you will walk up to the Summit Craters, 3340mt. After a visit to the craters, you will walk down to the Cable Car Station (2500 meters) along the volcanic ash slopes to take the Cable Car until the departure point, Refuge Sapienza, 1900m. Duration of the excursion 5-6 hours.  

Fantastic View


The necessary equipment is provided by the guides (jacket, socks, shoes, helmets).


Avoid using contact lenses

…don’t forget to bring with you:

Your lunch

cappello e guanti

Gloves and hat

K-way (waterproof jacket)

Long pants

Sun glasses



08:45 Appointment at the Guide Shelter
09:30 Departure
12:30 Lunch break
13:00 Departure second part of the tour
15:00 Arrival at the Guide Shelter

Once the maximum number of participants has been reached, there will be further departures.

*All times may change due to unforeseen events.

This excursion is not suitable:

to pregnant women who have overcome the third month of pregnancy, to people suffering from particular pathologies such as cardio vascular disorders, respiratory disorders (asthma), severe hypertension and anxiety.

Important notice

Thanks from the Group of Alpine and Volcanological guides Etna South (Soc.Coop) for your interest.

WARNING: Due to the particular environmental conditions in which we operate, we reserve the right to cancel or interrupt the excursion services in cases of bad wheather and volcanic risk. The guides therefore consider themselves exempt from any liability for direct or indirect damages that may derive from cancellation or interruption of services for reasons beyond their control.

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