Glacier Via Ferrata in Swiss Alps, from Interlaken
Duration: 8 hours Advanced
Why we love this tour
This via ferrata through the Stein Glacier (Steingletscher) sits in the middle of the Swiss Alps and offers technical challenges, incredible views, and icy adventure.
- Climb a via ferrata across rock, snow, and ice
- Explore the 4 km (2.5 mi) long Stein Glacier
- Sepctacular views of the Swiss Alps
- Learn about glaciers and their significance
The Stein Glacier sits in the middle of Switzerland and stretches on for 4 km (2.5 mi). Discover this icy paradise with a via ferrata that’s as exciting as it is frosty. This K3 level route across the Stein Glacier provides a challenging adventure up to the summit for outstanding views of the Alps.
From your Interlaken accommodation or the Interlaken Ost and West railway stations, your certified guide meets you with all the equipment you need and even a backpack to hold your small belongings and snacks. The hour-long drive brings you to the center of Switzerland where the adventure begins.
Explore the vast landscape of rocks and snow of the stunning Stein Glacier. The blue ice sheets and rocky ridges create a picturesque backdrop for the fun of the climbing. The ladders and pegs along the way bring you better views with each step. The entire route takes around 5-6 hours, not including a break at midday. The stop for lunch offers you the chance to pause and admire the glacial landscape as your guide explains the environmental significance of these ancient features. From the summit, enjoy sweeping views of the towering peaks of this world-famous mountain range.
Travel across the heart of the Alps on a tough but incredibly beautiful via ferrata. Whether it’s your first glacier experience or not, the feeling of exploring this extraordinary glacier will be frozen in your mind for years to come.
Need to know before you go
The trip is available from June to the end of September.
The tour runs with a minimum of 8 participants, but you may book from one person.
Participants must be experienced hikers. Previous via ferrata experience is not necessary.
What to bring? Comfortable sportswear, snacks, lunch, lots of water, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a camera.
Transportation is possible from Interlaken hotels and the Interlaken Ost and West train stations. After the activity, you will be dropped off where you were picked up. If you need to arrange a meeting point, please let us know.
Your booking will become valid after we receive your payment and send you a confirmation email.
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance with 100% reimbursement. There is no reimbursement for later cancellations.
In case of cancellation from our side due to bad weather, we will return your payment in full.
Your accommodation or Interlaken Ost and West train stations
Provided bySwiss Alpine Guides
Reviews for this provider
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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