30 minutes private tour

Euro 1290

This is a private experience. Only your group will participate.
HeliSicily offers the Etna volcano's summit craters aerial tour which has the longest duration and the best price!


You can cancel up to 24 h in advance of the flight to get a full refund excluding 4.5% reservation fees - cancellation policy.


Embark on an unforgettable journey as your helicopter takes flight, tracing a path of awe-inspiring beauty around Mount Etna. As you ascend northwards, marvel at the picturesque towns of Piedimonte Etneo and Linguaglossa, nestled amidst lush coniferous forests and ancient lava flows.

Drawing closer to the peaks, you'll soar over the Piano Provenzana ski resort, where the landscape transforms into a rugged vista of craters known as "La Bottoniera." Here, vegetation yields the stark beauty of the sciara, leading to breathtaking views of the summit craters at an altitude of approximately 3,500 meters.

Behold a panoramic spectacle that spans Sicily, the Aeolian Islands, and Calabria before descending along the volcano's rugged flank to the Rifugio Sapienza, Etna cableway starting point. From here you will enjoy vistas of Catania and the Gulf unfold in all their splendor.

Continuing eastward, your journey leads over the ancient Silvestri Craters, now dormant, and the "Schiena dell'asilo" ridge, offering a bird's-eye view of the vast Valle del Bove. Witness the resilience of communities like Zafferana Etnea, which survived the 1992 lava flows.

As your helicopter glides over the coastal stretch between Catania and Taormina, admire the verdant vineyards and fertile fields below. With memories etched in your mind and hearts full of wonder, it's time to return, concluding a tour that's as captivating as it is unforgettable.

  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Helicopter AS 350 (max 5 seats + pilot)
  • Take-off: Fiumefreddo Helipad
    Via Catania Messina, 14, 95013 Fiumefreddo di Sicilia CT, Italy
  • Bottled water
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant / cardiovascular-heart disease travellers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather or technical problems, you’ll be offered a different date
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Our Recommendations

For optimal enjoyment of your helicopter tour over Mount Etna, we offer the following recommendations:

Arrive Early: To ensure a smooth and stress-free experience, we recommend arriving at the departure location at least 15 minutes before your scheduled flight time. This allows ample time for check-in procedures and any necessary preparations.

Follow Safety Guidelines: Your safety is our top priority. Please adhere to all safety guidelines our experienced pilots and ground staff provided. Be sure to listen carefully to pre-flight instructions and ask any questions.

Capture Memories: Remember to bring a camera or smartphone to capture the breathtaking views during your helicopter tour. However, please follow the pilot's instructions to catch the best photoes.

Dress Appropriately: Since temperatures can vary at higher altitudes, we advise dressing in layers and wearing comfortable clothing and shoes. Remember to bring sunglasses.

By following these recommendations, you can make the most of your helicopter tour over Mount Etna and create unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime.

Reasons why you should experience Etna by helicopter with HeliSicily

Embarking on a helicopter journey over Mount Etna is an unparalleled adventure, offering a perspective that transcends the ordinary. If you're contemplating this extraordinary experience, here are six compelling reasons why it's a must-do:

Spectacular Textures and Colors: From the vantage point of a helicopter, Etna reveals its intricate tapestry of hues and patterns. Marvel at the cosmic blend of red, orange, and grey tones, accentuated by naturally formed swirls and contrasts.

A Sense of Liberation: As you soar above the ground, leaving behind the constraints of daily life, a unique sensation of freedom envelops you. Philippe Perrin's words ring true: "It's only when you're flying above it that you realize how incredible the Earth is."

Humanity's Encounter with Nature: Witnessing human existence intertwined with the rugged slopes of an active volcano is a sight to behold. From ash-shrouded villages to strategically placed settlements, it's a testament to resilience and adaptation.

A Touch of Luxury: Indulge in the ultimate comfort and style as you relax in the helicopter's cabin with a pilot who ensures your safety and satisfaction. Whether it's a romantic getaway or an adrenaline-fueled adventure, every aspect is tailored to perfection.

Unparalleled Views of Sicily: Whether you're a seasoned visitor or a first-time explorer, seeing Sicily from the air unveils a whole new dimension of its beauty. From turquoise coastlines to sun-drenched landscapes and volcanic terrain, every moment is a revelation.

A Journey of Discovery: Above all, a helicopter tour over Etna offers a journey of discovery, where every turn reveals new wonders and leaves an indelible impression. It's an experience that transcends words, leaving you with memories to last a lifetime.