Trekking to the Mount Etna lava tubes in Sicily: Grotta dei Lamponi & Grotta del Gelo

Discover the network of lava tubes that wind underneath Mount Etna, such as Grotta dei Lamponi and Grotta del Gelo with fully-certified mountain guide Alfio.




Trip Duration

1 day

People per Guide

Trip Level


Offer Period

Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Type of Trip



  • Explore the Sicilian lava tubes beneath the iconic Mount Etna.

  • Capture stunning scenery and fascinating rock formations.

  • Benefit from having a fully-qualified guide accompanying you in the caves.


The majestic Mount Etna rises 3,326 meters above the Mediterranean Sea on the east coast of Sicily.

The huge volcano has a long and active history, recently erupting in 2015, 2017 and 2018.

The active stratovolcano towers on top of the meeting point between the Eurasian Plate and African Plate. Outside of the Caucasus, Mount Etna is the highest active volcano in Europe.

Constant eruptions have created flows of lava that have slipped beneath the surface and gushed through caves.

Caves of this nature can only be found in Europe in Iceland and Etna. After long periods of eruption, the lava flows began to dry up and the tubes began to empty.

The caves are deeply varied from a couple of meters all the way to 1 kilometer long. Fascinating features you’ll catch a glimpse of include the dog teeth formation, as well as the lava rolls along the wall, which is due to the intense heat of the lava that once passed through here.

We will first reach the Grotta dei Lamponi, before journeying across spectacular volcanic slaps and ropes before reaching Grotta del Gelo.

Get in touch now to reserve your place on a thrilling trek to the lava caves of Mount Etna.

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Price per person

Group of 1
45 EUR

Group of 2
45 EUR

Group of 3
45 EUR

Group of 4
45 EUR

Group of 5
45 EUR

Group of 6
45 EUR

Group of 7
45 EUR

Group of 8
45 EUR


Price includes

  • Guiding fee

Other details

Skill level required


Fitness level required


Meeting point

Piano Provenzana at 8:30am or 11:30am.

More info

Compulsory equipment: layered clothing, trekking shoes, windbreaker, packed lunch.


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