Etna, hiking to the summit craters

Let's experience Mount Etna and reach its summit. At 2000 m, with cable car, 4WD bus, and expert guide, we will reach 2900 meters of altitude. We will walk on a moonscape soil to the summit craters of the highest active volcano in Europe surrounded by a unique panorama.

The hiking tour starts from Piazzale Dei Crateri Silvestri at 2000 m, with cable car and a 4x4 bus we will reach 2900 meters up to the Torre del Filosofo refuge. During the two-hour hiking, we will stop 2-3 times to admire the stunning landscape. We will walk through moonscape sceneries of ancient lava eruption that will accompany us until the discovery of the summit craters. We will resume the walk on Etna for another two hours until reaching the upper cable-car station. This grand tour of Etna will allow us to learn about the history of one of the most famous volcanoes in the world, present for 60 million years, described for centuries in the books of literature and symbol of Sicily. Along the way, the expert guide will tell us its story from the origin to today, and the aspects related to the fauna and flora that characterize this landscape rarity. This experience is suitable for hikers with proper physical preparation for exposed tracks and uneven ground.

Perfect for

fit hikers and lovers of Mount Etna.

What you'll need:

trekking shoes (we can provide a pair for free), long trousers, spare t-shirt, windproof jacket, backpack, gloves and hat, sunglasses, water (min. 1.5L), snacks and packed lunch.

Who you'll meet:

the expert guide and others hikers.



6h (subject to changes in for weather and environmental conditions).

Meeting point

Crateri Silvestri restaurant car parking, Nicolosi


Insurance, equipment: hiking stick and shoes, rock helmet, guide for the whole excursion

Not included

Transfer to the meeting point (Crateri Silvestri restaurant) and lunch, cable car and 4WD bus (50€)