Etna Craters Tour 2920 mt

Duration Excursions

5 / 6 hours


Etna 2920 metres


Excursion available every day


Start from Catania or meeting point

Excursion at the Etna summit craters 2920 mt with cable car and jeep

With this excursion departing from Catania and its surroundings you can visit the summit craters of the most active volcano in Europe
The summit craters of Etna represent the heart of the volcanic activity where the persistent fumarolic activity of Etna takes place.
At more or less regular intervals of time, the craters are the site of explosive events of various types and intensity such as the actual eruptive activity, the emission of lava fountains and last but not least the phreatic activity: phenomena of great impact that continuously modify the morphology of the Etna area.

From the meeting place, defined at the time of booking the tour, you will leave with our vehicles for this thrilling excursion to the summit craters of Etna.
Going up the slopes of Mount Etna you will be able to observe different lava fronts: ancient lava flows up to the most recent ones linked to the eruptions of 1991/93.
During the trip to Etna, accompanied by expert guides, you will cross changing landscapes and discover the characteristics of these places of great geological and natural interest.
You will arrive near the Sapienza refuge.­

Ascent by cable car/ Jeep

Located at an altitude of 2000 meters, the Sapienza refuge is the starting point of the Etna cable car.
Accompanied by our guides, you will begin the ascent of Etna by cable car up to an altitude of 2500 meters first, and then by off-road vehicle with 28 seats up to the Etna summit area at 2920mt.

Arrived at an altitude of 2920 meters, accompanied by volcanological guides, we will make a light excursion around the Bove valley. Surrounded by landscapes of unique charm, among the smell of sulfur vapors from the still active vents you will experience the thrill of admiring from a close distance the active craters of Etna..

We will see the very recent lava flows of 2021 from the south-east crater. We will live an experience that will make us think we are on another planet.
The summit craters tour includes the exploration of a lava cave. A unique opportunity to discover the secrets of the volcano and learn interesting volcanological and naturalistic knowledge (Helmets and torch will be provided free of charge).
The last step of the Etna summit craters tour is a pleasant stop in a certified farm to taste some of their honeys and wines. Then, at the end, you will be taken back to the meeting place.

The Etna summit craters 2920mt tour is an excursion suitable for the whole family.
The perfect experience to visit the summit craters of Etna with your children


  • Naturalistic Guide
  • Transfer from the meeting place
  • Refreshments: Yes (free tasting of local Etna produce)
  • Exploration of the lava flow cave
  • Lunch / Brunch
  • Dinner

Tour Plan

What You'll Do with Our Guide Etna Summit Craters Program
  • Start from Catania or meeting point.
  • Meeting point in Catania: Edicola Mannino Piazza Stesicoro, Pasticceria Savia.
  • Arrival at Sapienza Refuge at 2000mt
  • Ascent by cable car and jeep up to 2920 mt.
  • Visit of Valle Del Bove (Valley of the Ox) a huge Caldera formed as a result of the collapse of some ancient crater, accompanied by
  • Alpine vulcanological Guides
  • Visit of a volcanic cave
  • Visit ancient lava flow (eruption of 1991/93)
  • Tasting of some typical Etna products (D.O.C. wines and honey) in a certified farm
Excursion Details Departure and Useful Tips

Departure time: 8,00 am/8,30 am
Duration: 5-6 hours
Difficulty level: Easy
Languages: italian, english
Type: guided tour
Lunch: No
Refreshments: Yes (free tasting of local Etna produce)
Dinner: No
Brunch: No

Suitable for: single person, couples, families with children and small groups.

Not recommended for:
Pregnant women
Travelers with reduced mobility
Travelers with cardio respiratory diseases

In the winter season and/or in case of adverse weather conditions, the Company Funivia dell’Etna reserves the right to cancel the excursion or part of its. The excursion will be taken at lower altitude.

In some periods of the year (December – April), the cost of the Additional charge of the Etna summit craters 3000 mt tour may vary, in relation to heavy snowfall.
In case of adverse weather conditions (windy /snowy weather) at high altitudes, the Etna summit craters tour could not be carried out for the closure of the Company “Funivia dell’Etna”.
In the winter/ snowy season, The Company “Funivia dell’Etna”, that manages the ascend up to 3000 meters, may reserve the use of the snowcat, with different prices compared to the ones shown on the website.

What to Wear Recommended Outfit

Spring, Summer:
We suggest to wear sturdy shoes as sneakers and wear long trousers and bring a jacket in case of cold windy weather.
Autumn, Winter:
We suggest to wear trekking shoes, wear long trousers, Warm Jackets, Hat and gloves.


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Reduced rate for children up to 12 years

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Min - Max (Persons)Adult PriceChildren Price
2 - 3 150.00 100.00
4 - 7 145.00 100.00
8 - 11 140.00 100.00
12 - 25 135.00 100.00

Policy cancellation booking

Within 2 days of the scheduled tour date, the customer is refunded 100%. of the amount paid for the reservation, excluding any bank commission charges.

In case of adverse weather condition the tour could undergo changes.
If you have any queries, questions or need clarification about some aspects of the tour program outlined above, please try read the section EXCURSIONS in our F.A.Q.s page, before booking.
The activities outlined above are intended for Excursions in Sicily members only.
The fee includes:
registration to our association, transfer A / R, guide. Payment method: Credit Card, PayPal account.


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In caso di condizioni meteorologiche avverse, il tour potrebbe subire modifiche.

Se hai domande, dubbi o hai bisogno di chiarimenti su alcuni aspetti del programma del tour descritto sopra, prova a leggere la sezione ESCURSIONI nella nostra pagina delle F.A.Q. prima di prenotare.

La quota include: iscrizione alla nostra associazione, trasferimento A/R, guida. Metodo di pagamento: Carta di Credito, conto PayPal.