Events and Field Trips

Etna and Aeolian Islands

6 –14 June 2020

Organised by Françoise Chalot-Prat and Elisabeth d’Eyrames

The provisional programme is:

3 days on the Etna. The programme will include going up to the craters with high mountain guides. We will go by cable car up to 2500 m altitude and then hike up to 3300 m.

1 day on Vulcano Island; including walking around and within a crater where sulphur rich gases emanate

2 days on Stromboli, with a guide, including a night hiking to the summit at 900m altitude to watch the eruptions,

1 day travelling back from Stromboli

Accommodation: we will stay in Nicolosi, Vulcano and Stromboli in hotels (night and breakfast) in shared rooms.

Food: restaurants nearby the hotels, possibility to shop for pack lunches

Transport: 9 nine seaters, ferry between the islands.

The estimated cost of these 8 days is around 750 euros. It will include: hotels, guides (compulsory on Etna and Stromboli), local leader expenses, transport (car rental, petrol, toll, guides, ferries and cable car. It does not include travelling to Catane and the food.

Because we will travel in 2 9-seaters, the number of places is limited. Although the booking form will only be sent in January, once we have a more detailed programme and the trip is publicised on OUGS website, you can already tell us if you are interest in this trip.

Bear in mind that the programme can always change slightly as you never now in advance what a volcano has in mind!

On our website ( you will find some stunning photos taken in 2001, when OUGSME has been visiting the Etna.

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