Flight tour of Mount Etna
Helicopter Etna Tour : a great experience that honours one of the major natural treasures of Sicily. Mount Etna excursion, fly over the active craters at the summit of the volcano, lunar landscapes admired from the sky offers a unique sightseeing experience at this Helicopter Etna Tour.
Trip to Mount Etna, its continuous activity, with plumes of smoke and dramatic lava flows which slowly change the livery of the great mountain with a contrast between the black rock, the light blue of the Sicilian sky and the deep blue of the Ionian Sea, great flight tour of Mount Etna.
Helicopter Etna tour - schedule :
Excursion Etna with departure from a certified aerodrome, start from the coast nearby Taormina, 30 min flight tour of Mount Etna. The structure of the volcano consists of an irregular base, covers an area of about 1600 km2, formed by lava flows and scoria deposits of the most ancient eruptions and a steep summit cone, called "Mongibello", name that derives from "Gebel", an Arabic term frequently used in Sicilian toponymy, which means mountain.
Helicopter Etna Tour that includes many sightseeing as the wide caldera "Valle del Bove”. The entire volcanic edifice is engraved on the eastern side by a wide valley open towards the sea, 8 km long and 5 wide, inside which many lava flows ends emitted from the summit craters, from the side craters or inside the depression itself. Furthermore, you will see all side craters and lava flows that fashioned the unique landscape of Mount Etna. The slopes of Etna are dotted with a myriad of cones, testifying the frequent eruptions that have shaped the sides of the mountain.
Mount Etna trip that includes a flight passage over the top, in the summit area of the volcano there are four craters called "Bocca Nuova", "Voragine", "Cratere di Nord-Est" and "Cratere di Sud-Est". At least one of these craters have an almost permanent activity, with emissions of lava or gas plumes and ash. The accumulation of scoria in the active phases of an eruption and the frequent landslides, to which the craters are subject constantly, change the shape and height of the summit of Mount Etna.
Mount Etna private tour, you will have the helicopter at your disposal. Your pilot will follow a tourist itinerary tailored to visit the most interesting places on volcano Etna. The helicopter comfortably carries a maximum of 5 passengers. Each passenger will be equipped with helmet and headphones to speak to the pilot during the trip.
Volcanoes are places of particular interest, either when they are inactive, with their rough and lunar landscape, and when they are in activity, with fiery scenarios that arouse, together, fear and curiosity. Etna stand-up more than others, for its size and for its almost incessant activity, visible from land and sea, and for its long history that crossed with the ancient Mediterranean civilisations.
Transfers to/from the aerodrome are not included, you can ask for a quote. We offer several transfer services, our vehicles are equipped with every comfort and driven by expert drivers who guarantee efficiency, punctuality and courtesy. For short or long journeys, you will always be our favorite guest. We will endeavour to meet all your demands throughout Sicily.
For any extra needs, we can provide personalised services such as hostess, bodyguard, interpreter and tourist guide. No need to worry about traffic, our cars are fully licensed and prices are previously fixed, no additional cost.
The flight is available from April to September.