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Etna North Summit Crater Tour – 3300mt

FROM 140€

Climb to the summit of the highest volcano in Europe.

This experience represents one of the most spectacular emotions available for those who wish to visit the peak of Mount Etna reaching 3300 metres above sea level. Making this adventure only available to expert excursionists.

Please note

  • This excursion is only recommended for those who are used to carrying out activities at altitude.
  • It is forbidden to carry out this activity if you suffer from Vertigo.
  • It is forbidden to carry out this activity if you have health issues such as: Cardiovascular, Respiratory or hypertension.
  • This excursion is not recommended for children under the age of 12 due to the volcanic gasses possibly creating health issues.

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The Refuge of Piano Provenzana



Cancellation Policy

Full refund up to 72 hours before of the experience


Piano Provenzana • Cratere Centrale

  1. Etna North Summit Crater Tour – 3300mt

    The adventure starts with meeting your Volcanologist guide at 7,30 am, place of meeting: Piano Provenzana. The ascent is programmed via a 4x4 bus to an altitude of 2800 metres. After this we will start our trek of circa 4km with a difference in altitude of 500 mt, reaching a height of 3300 metres above sea level. The course is of difficult level and lasts approximately 2 hours. Once we have reached the central crater we start our descent back to 2800 metres. From here it will be possible to ascend on foot back to the starting point, or return on the 4x4 bus. Alternatively, you may decide to return to Piano Provenzana on foot at 1800 metres altitude. If you decide to continue on foot the excursion will take approximately 5 - 6 hours, if you decide to use transport for your descent the total experience will last around 4 and a half hours.

A good physical condition is required to face the climb to the summit.


Etna North Summit Crater Tour – 3300mt

Individual booking in a group with transport from 1800m to 2800m + equipment (jackets, shoes, walking sticks) 140€ per person
Whit bus service from 2800mt to 1800mt160€ per person
Private guide with transport from 1800m to 2800m + equipment600€ per group
SEASON 2023 • Prices are valid until 31/12/2023 • Included VAT 10%
The cost of transport to the point of meeting is not included in the tariffs of both experiences, although you can ask us for a quote when booking, this will be calculated separately.

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We will meet directly at Piano Provenzana Etna North at 7.30am. Or (on request at the time of booking) we can collect you from your accommodation at an agreed time.

Your guide will be an experienced volcano guide that speaks: Italian, English, French with a deep knowledge of Volcanoes and the local area.

We recommend booking this excursion in advance to avoid disappointment, especially during days of festivities. We require at least 2 days notice and bookings are subject to availability.

  • Driver/guide/volcano expert
  • Ticket for the 4x4 vehicle
  • Equipment necessary: shoes, jacket, walking poles
  • Tasting or lunch, refreshments, tips and anything else not expressly indicated
  • Personal shopping
  • Visits and entrance fees to other activities not indicated

To make a reservation, follow the link at the bottom of the page. You will be contacted within 24 hours by our booking team who will confirm your booking and assist you in preparing for your excursion.

Tour cancellation is free up to 48 hours before the start of the activity. We remind you that if you cancel your reservation with less time, arrive late or do not show up, the refund will not be made.

  • Il Tour prevede un massimo di 15 persone per guida vulcanologica.
  • This Tour is carried out 365 days a year, weather permitting.
  • If rescheduled due to weather conditions and this does not suit your needs a full refund will be offered.
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