Etna Summit Craters Trek

Reach the Top of Europe’s Highest Active Volcano with a volcanological Guide
Small groups

Max 10 people


€ 120 per person

Lenght & Duration

6 km | 6 hours



Etna summit craters trekking highlights

Your adventure begins at Piano Provenzana on Etna’s north side.

Here, you’ll board a sturdy 4×4 vehicle that will whisk you up the slopes, gaining over 1,100 meters (3,600 ft) in altitude. As you ascend from 1,800 meters to 2,900 meters (5,900 ft), reaching Piano delle Concazze, the dramatic volcanic landscape unfolds before you.

Disembarking at Piano delle Concazze, you’ll embark on a thrilling trek towards the summit craters. The trail, with an elevation gain of roughly 500 meters (1,640 ft), takes about 2 hours to complete. As you hike, prepare to be captivated by the otherworldly panorama.

Reaching the summit craters is a moment you won’t soon forget. Witness a breathtaking vista of yellow and white sulfur deposits, plumes of smoke rising from the active craters, and vast fields of solidified lava. Standing at the edge of this awe-inspiring spectacle is a truly unforgettable experience.

After soaking in the unparalleled views, you’ll retrace your steps back down to Piano delle Concazze. There, you’ll board the 4×4 vehicle once again for a comfortable descent back to Piano Provenzana, returning to the starting point at 1,800 meters altitude.

Meet the volcanological Guide in Piano Provenzana
Board a 4x4 bus from 1800 to 2900 mt
Start the hike to the volcano summit craters
Stand on the edge of the active craters at 3300 mt
Trek back to 2900 meters
Board a 4x4 bus from 2900 to 1800 mt and drive back to Piano Provenzana
Book Etna Summit Craters Trek Excursion
What to bring

All items can be rent or buy on site

Important information

Travelers should have a strong 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 12 years old can join this tour.

Meeting point
Meeting point in Piano Provenzana on the North side of Mount Etna.
Book Etna Summit Craters Trek Excursion

More Etna Adventures

€ 250
€ 40
€ 50