Etna Summit Craters

ETNA Summit Craters

The route of Etna Summit Craters is suitable for those who have a strong desire to walk. The trail, rich in volcanic features, initially involves transport by our 4×4 vehicles up to an altitude of 2930 meters. From this point, a 4 km ascent on foot begins along a path surrounded by volcanic bombs and scoria, with a total elevation gain of 370 meters up to the edge of the Central Crater of Mount Etna, at an altitude of 3300 meters. The descent will be made on soft volcanic scoria and ash until reaching our 4×4 vehicles, which will take us back to Piano Provenzana, the endpoint of our excursion. The excursion entails a total of 4 kilometers of walking (round trip) for 3.5 hours, perfectly suitable for those accustomed to regular mountain hiking.

Details and Route:

Total distance: 24 km (may vary)

Trekking: Total distance 4 KM (may vary)

Maximum altitude reached: 3300 mt.

Minimum altitude reached: 1800 mt.

Elevation gain: 1500 mt (may vary)

Difficulty: HIKER (These trails are recommended for experienced hikers. They can vary in length but are physically more demanding.)

Distance of uphill walking: 2 Km

Included in the excursion cost:

  • Authorized Volcanological Guide
  • 4×4 Jeep (one way)
  • Trekking poles
  • Protective helmets
  • Accident insurance



The following QR code contains the coordinates of the Meeting Point:

meeting point