Hiking Excursion Etna Night Trek

Book Mount Etna sunset trekking excursion with volcanological Guide
girl look the ash at night with an headtorch
Lenght & Duration

5 km | 3 hours


50 €




All year

Etna sunset trekking highlights

This tour  as been create to enjoy the freshness of Mount Etna during the hottest summer days surrounded by the amazing colors of the sunset.

The tour start 2 hours before the sunset at Piano Provenzana, the northern base of Mount Etna where you will meet your volcanological guide. Here you will receive a brief introduction to the geology and history of the volcano.

From there, you will start your hike along the eruptive fractures of 1911 and 1923, which opened the way for the lava flows that reached the town of Linguaglossa. You will admire the contrast between the black lava and the green vegetation, and learn about the flora and fauna that live on the volcano.

You will then reach the Bottoniera, a series of small craters that formed during the 2002 eruption, one of the most violent and destructive of the last century. You will see how the huge lava fountains and the ash plumes that rose up to 10 km in the sky, and the lava flows that destroyed the tourist facilities and the forest.

As the sun sets, you will enjoy the spectacular colors of the sky and the landscape, and the magic atmosphere of the volcano. You will have a chance to take amazing photos and to ask your guide any questions you may have about Mount Etna and its activity.

The hiking excursion lasts about 3 hours and covers a distance of about 5 km.

This hiking excursion is not just a journey through volcanic landscapes; it’s an immersion into the spirit of adventurous exploration.

Meet the volcanological Guide in Piano Provenzana
Briefing with you Volcanological Guide
Start the hiking excursion and reach the 1923 Bottoniera craters
Hike the 2002 craters and admire the sunset
Descent with head torch the exciting ash slope and back to Piano Provenzana
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What to bring
Important information

Travelers should have a good physical fitness level.

The tour is absolutely forbidden to pregnant woman’s, people with heart and blood pressure problems, diabetes, asthma, knee or back problems, altitude sickness or other serious medical conditions.

The itinerary may be subject to change depending on local restrictions due the volcanic activity, weather conditions, or other factors that may affect the safety or feasibility of the hike.

Only children from 7 years old can join this tour.

Meeting point
Meeting point in Piano Provenzana on the North side of Mount Etna.
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