Etna Eruption Excursion, special 4x4 vehicles will take you to discover the charm and power of an eruption of mount Etna
WHY CHOOSE IT
Because you will experience the show of an eruption at high altitude;
Amazing landscapes and sea views;
Modern 4x4 vehicles with air conditioning;
Lead by guides and authorized and skilled team;
Visit of the Volcanological Observatory of Pizzi Deneri;
Opening Season : Only during eruptions
Who can do it? : Everybody welcome
Duration : 2/3 hours
Languages : Italian, English, French, Spanish, German
MeetingTime : 6:00pm
Minimum Age : 3 years old
Clothing : Windproof jacket, closed shoes. To keep in the back pack: fleece, gloves, hat, neck warmer (you can rent for 5€ jacket or buy other equipment you miss)
Food & Water : Bring water and snaks (not included)
ETNA NORTH STATION
There are few times when Etna offers the opportunity to admire all its power and its primordial charm, and this is the perfect time to take this extraordinary, unique, exceptional opportunity. The area where the current Strombolian activity is taking place, is perfect to give everyone a chance to see this pure manifestation of the power of nature.
The excursion starts in the afternoon and goes on until sunset, the best time to look the explosions inside the crater, and the magma sliding down from its base.
We will meet at the Etna Nord station (6:00pm); from here, after an opening briefing, you get on board special latest generation 4x4 vehicles (30 seats), to face the ascent from 1,800 meters up to 2,850 meters above see level. We are in Piano delle Concazze between the Volcanological Observatory, the Valle del Leone and the majestic summit craters, surrounded by a lunar landscape of black volcanic ash and pyroclastic debris. This is the point from which we will enjoy the show of the South-East crater. Waiting for the dark the guide will give insight about eruption and the surrounding landscape. Just the sun goes down, the darkness will color the explosions and lava by its typical fiery red color, while the roar of the volcano will awaken in you a sense of fear and grandeur. Around 8.30pm we get back on board the vehicles to face the descent. Expert drivers will take you back to the departure station. Expected return 9:00pm.
GOOD TO KNOW
This excursion takes place under the monitoring of the Volcanological Institute and the Civil Protection, the two bodies that deal with the assessment of volcanic risk. None of these activities are carried out without the authorization of these entities that ensure a safe activity and under constant monitoring.
(Ultimo aggiornamento 28 Maggio 2022)
HOW IT WORKS
Send a booking request
Book and wait for the definitive confirmation. Until our confirmation, the payment will only be pre-authorized.
Will get an answer in 60 minutes
Only after confirmation the deposit will be paid out.
Check your email for confirmation and instructions
After confirmation you will receive an email containing all the instructions to partecipate at the activity, including the number of the person in charge on site. If you can't find the email, check your Spam folder.
HOW TO REACH US
In order to participate at this activity you have to reach our starting point by yourself (just booked you will receive all the instructions including the exact position to reach). For this activity it's possible request a transfer service from/to your accommodation (€ 20 per person more), the transfer service has limited spots.
The transfer service is available in the following areas: Taormina, Giardini Naxos, Letojanni, Linguglossa, Piedimonte, Fiumefreddo
How to buy the Transfer service?
Push on booking button and procede with the booking
After selecting the date and number of participants, you can add the transfer service to your purchase
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