Etna Summit Tour
Etna Summit Tour, until to the top with Cable Car

The Etna Summit Tour is an excursion up to the top of mount Etna at 3.340 meters, the peak of the highest active volcano in Europe. High altitude trekk along moon landscapes and huge deep craters.

  • You will reach the top of mount Etna
  • Amazing landscapes and sea views
  • Tickets 4x4 Vehicles Included (up and down)
  • Insurence
  • Authorized Guide
  • Trekking Shoes Included
  • Poles Included
  • High Altitude Trek
  • Guide
  • Safety Equipment 
  • Insurance
  • Tickets 4x4 vehicles (up and down)
  • Trekking Shoes
  • Poles
Not included
  • Lunch box
  • Pick-up and Drop-off (transport service is not included, participants will use own car to reach the starting point)
Duration6 Hours
Bring along
  • Trekking shoes
  • Windproof jacket
  • Lunch box
  • Water (1,5lt)
  • Back pack
  • Sun Glasses
  • Sun Screen 
  • Gaiters (optional)
  • Bandana to protect yourself by dust and gas
LanguagesEnglish, Italian
Important information

To confirm your booking you will pay a deposit. You will pay the rest to the guide on place the day of excursion. You can get a refund of the deposit canceling up to 24 hours before the excursion.


Please arrive at the meeting point that you will find in the booking confirmation email, at least 10 minutes before the start of the excursion.
Piano Provenzana
Piano Provenzana, Via Provenzana, Linguaglossa, CT, Italia
Parking for a fee (3€ Full Day)

Offered by

The Island of Wonders, Escursioni in Sicilia
95015 - Linguaglossa

Further information

NEWS (Last update Junuary 1st 2023)

After the latest eruptions of the south-east crater, it is no longer possible to reach the central crater from the southern side (Rifugio Sapenza). The last eruptions destroyed the trail lead to the top, and the high level of volcanic risk due to the continuous activity of the southeast crater, inhibit whatever activites at high altitude in the south side. At the moment the only way to reach the summit of Etna is from the north side. From the north some special 4x4 vehicles rising up from Piano Provenzana station up to the Volcanological Observatory at 2.850 meters, here begin the high altitude trek that leads up to the central crater.


The ascent trail from the north side offers unique landscapes and panoramic views. Geological forces and nature coexist in a unique and unrepeatable symbiosis, giving rise to woods, green oasis, volcanic canal dominated by pioneer plants, views of the sea and the bay of Taormina of great charm and beauty. The high-altitude trekking will lead you to discover immense volcanic valleys, pyroclastic deposits, lava fields immersed in the so-called lunar landscape up to the hugeness of the central crater, from whose edge we will discover the processes and the titanic forces that have shaped the highest active volcano in Europe.


  • Meeting Point around 7:45am at the Piano Provenzana station (Look location);
  • Ascent* by 4x4 vehicles up to the Volcanological Observatory of Pizzi Dineri at 2850 meters (One way ticket included );
  • Start of the high altitude trek up to the central crater at an altitude of 3340 meters (400 meters of difference in level);
  • Lunch break;
  • Descent down to 2850 meters
  • On board 4x4 vehicles descent down to the Starting Station at 1800 meters above see level .

*from the north side will be not use the cable car


The excursions to the central crater of mount Etna are carried out only in safe conditions, it means during volcanic activity or bad weather conditions it is not possible guarantee the ascent to the summit area. In any case you will be notified for any cancellation or displacement with the possibility to do a different itinerary built based on the conditions of the volcano.


  • This activity is recommended for sportive people
  • This activity is recommended for hikers and trekkers
  • This activity takes place at high altitudes, therefore it is possible to experience symptoms of fatigue
  • The itinerary of this activity can be changed in every moment for the safety of participants
  • This activity involves passages along exposed paths, so it is not recommended for those suffering of vertigo
  • This activity is strongly not recommended for those suffering from cardiovascular, respiratory or hypertension problems
  • The use of contact lenses is not recommended for this activity due to gases and volcanic ash
  • You have to be aware of your health and communicate to the guide every types of problems about your psycho-physical stateIt's forbidden at pregnant take part at this activity
€10.00 €120.00
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