Helicopter Tours Etna Volcano – Mount Etna Helicopter Tour
Meet & Greet at the helipad, welcome drink and briefing with our team.
Then, on board on the helicopter and we will proceed to the northern side of the volcano, flying over the municipalities of Piedimonte Etneo, Linguaglossa and during the ascent you can admire a majestic forest of conifers and the old lava flows that descend almost to the Etna villages.
His Majesty Etna: the highest active volcano in Europe with its 3,357 meters, leaves anyone who arrives in Sicily breathless. Contemplating this fascinating volcano from a helicopter is the most exciting way to grasp the striking beauty in its entirety.
As you get ever nearer to the peaks, you will fly over the ski resort of Piano Provenzana, enjoying a unique view of the flows that formed the series of craters called “la bottoniera”; here, the vegetation ends and is replaced by the sciara that will leads you up to the majestic view of the summit craters.
We are at an altitude of about 3500 meters and the view from here covers the whole of Sicily, the Aeolian Islands and Calabria.
You will begin the descent along the volcano’s more rugged side to reach the Sapienza ski resort and refuge. From here, you will enjoy a unique view of the city of Catania and the Gulf.
Proceeding east, we will fly over the old, extinct Silvestri Craters before passing over the ‘donkey’s back’ that leads to the vast Valle del Bove. We will survey the 2002 flows that destroyed the village of Zafferana Etnea. After a last look at the coast between Catania and Taormina, the vineyards and lush crops, it is time to return and land at the helipad.