Stromboli Sunrise Hike *Limited edition
From July to September departure at 1h00 am and return at sunset
Volcanological Guide and reservation required. Price of the excursion depend of the number of people.
Departure at 1h00 am from our office located in Via Pizzillo 2 minutes walking from the dock.
The hike it takes about three hours to get to the top, with three or four intermediate stops.
Permanance in the Top craters area where you will observe the Strombolian activity before continuing the way down to Forgia vecchia, the path where the Vulcanological Guides used to walk before the big 2002 eruption.
The way down it will be in the early morning and direct to the beach where you will get nice breakfast before get on board the boat and navigate to Stromboli Scari dock.
What changes from the afternoon excursion?
What is changing is the departure whch will be around 1:00 am. In addition, the way down will be to Forgia Vecchia, arriving direct to the beach, where you can have a bautiful swim in the crystal clear waters of Stromboli island, the most spectacular active volcano on the planet.
The climb to the craters especially for those that are not used to walk in the mountains is not of short duration. There is a vertical drop of 900 meters, often with steep steps and sections covered with sand and volcanic ashes, where it is quite hard to proceed. For some people it is a considerable effort to deal with in the best physical condition and with suitable hiking equipment.
Trekking with vulcanological guide, trekking shoes, headlight, breakfast and return to Stromboli Scari by boat
- Essential Trekking shoes with socks
- Flashlight (one per person with spare batteries)
- an extra cotton shirt
- pullover and jacket (raincoats).
Climb with light equipment and cover yourself on the top where there is almost always wind. Packed lunch, fruit, biscuits, chocolate and at least one litre of water per person (in summer lemons are excellent thirst-quenching). Do not wear contact lenses.
We do not recommend the climb for those who suffer of heart or general physical problems (bronchial asthma, diabetes, dizziness, etc.)