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Volcanologist Excursion of Etna North

FROM 120€

A unique experience on the highest volcano in Europe.

Together with a licensed Volcanologist guide, you will be able to participate in one of the most authentic experiences available on the North side of Etna. This option represents a great alternative to the summit craters, if for any reason they are closed due to security issues. Giving you a great insight into Volcanology via the geology and structure of the Volcano. This will be given to you via many scientific explanations.

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 • Osservatorio

  1. Volcanologist Excursion of Etna North

    During the excursion you will be lead in the discovery of old and new volcanic fractures, volcanic cones of large proportions and caves. All this will take place on a 7km path. The meeting place is Piano Provenzana at 7,30am, from here we climb onto a specialist 4x4 vehicle which will take us from an altitude of 1800 metres to 2900 metres. Here we will carry out a brief trek close to the Volcanologist Observatory building, from here we will be able to admire the Valley of Bove and the summit craters from a safe distance. We will proceed in our specialist vehicle to an altitude of 2600 metres where we start our demanding trek, reaching our starting point of 1800 metres. The total length of time of this experience is 4 and a half hours with a difference in altitude of 250 metres.

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


Volcanologist Excursion of Etna North

Individual booking in a group with transport from 1800m to 2800m + equipment (jackets, shoes, walking sticks) 120€ per person
Private guide with transport from 1800m to 2800m + equipment500€ 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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