Via Ferrata Eiger North Face, from Interlaken
Duration: 6 hours Medium Climb at the Iconic Eiger North Face
Why we love this tour
Climb a via ferrata along the monstrous Eiger North Face, one of the world’s most famous peaks.
- Climb at the foot of the 3,967 m tall Eiger North Face
- Reach incredible views of the Alps
- Admire views from the Rotstock tower at 2,663 m
- Witness the town of Grindelwald from above
There are a few mountains that every nature lover knows. Switzerland’s Eiger Mountain is certainly one of them. Reaching almost 4,000 m (13,100 ft), the north face of the mountain is one of the most famous in the Alps, along with that of the Matterhorn. Climb this legendary mountain on a K3 via feratta up to the Rotstock, a jagged ridge at the foot of the north face.
Starting from Interlaken, the trip begins with a 30-minute drive to the quaint village of Grindelwald. From there, you take a train to the Eigergletscher station, just next to the Eiger glacier on the northwest side of the mountain. A short trail brings you to the starting point where you receive all your equipment and get ready to climb.
Climb over a grassy ridge and up exposed ladders to begin the route. You then enter into a giant gorge, surrounded by rock walls on both sides. Iron ladders and rock steps date back as far as 1899; although now there’s some more wire to secure your steps.
With some light rock scrambling, you reach the Eiger west flank, where you can marvel at the massive height of the north face. Look over the town of Grindelwald settled in bright green meadows between snow-topped peaks. From this point you can also admire the Matterhorn, another giant Alp at over 4,000 m. You then start the descent down rocks along fixed rope back to the station and return to Interlaken.
Witness a legendary Alp up close. Climb a via ferrata along the Eiger North Face to discover this famous natural wonder and reach incredible views of the majestic Swiss Alps.
Need to know before you go
Minimum age to participate is 14 years old.
The starting time depends on the month. The exact time will be confirmed after your booking.
The trip is public and runs with a minimum of five people.
The trip runs from June to October.
The route is a K3 level. Participants must be experienced trekkers, in good physical shape, and have a head for heights.
What to bring? Wear comfortable sportswear, a fleece, sunglasses. Please bring a picnic lunch, energy bars, water, sunscreen, and a camera.
The price of the train ticket from Grindelwald to the via ferrata varies if you have a Swiss Travel Pass, a Eurail/Interrail pass, or you are under 16. You pay for the ticket upon arrival.
If a client withdraws from the contract, a reimbursement fine of CHF 80.00 will be charged.
Additional payments will also be charged as follows:
2. Cancellation until 7 days before the start of the lesson: 100 percent of the price must be paid. Prior to that, 50 percent must be paid, unless we can organise other participants at short notice.
Your accommodation or Interlaken Ost train station
Provided bySwiss Alpine Guides
Reviews for this provider
2 Jun 2023
Hano was amazing with our 3 teenage boys. He taught them safety and how to REALLY climb. Wonderful
2 Sep 2022
We had an amazing experience. The service was great and we really enjoyed our time with our guide, Tony. Thank you for being one of the key highlights of our trip
27 Aug 2022
Toni was a great guide and really helped us navigate the via ferrata. Highly recommend him.
15 Jun 2022
Awesome adventure in the Lauterbrunnen Valley area! Our guide Hano was amazing and made us all feel very safe. I would not hesitate to recommend this activity to others.
19 Jul 2019
Our guide Hano was fantastic! He was funny and knowledgeable and really made our via ferrata that much better. The views throughout the tour were incredible and the track itself was challenging but fun. I highly recommend trying this tour out if you are heading to Interlaken!
18 Jul 2019
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