This is how easy a glacier tour can be: get off the Swiss Post Bus at Hotel Steingletscher on the Susten Pass, shoulder your backpack, grab a hiking guide with map and off you go, comfortably hiking on well-groomed trails, without risks.
Bettmeralp: Alongside the Aletsch Glacier, which with a length of 23km is the longest ice flow of the Alps, the path takes you from the Bettmerhorn to the Märjelensee (Lake Märjelen).
The Grimsel area is a landscape of ancient stone and primeval forces. This pass has always been used to cross from North to South or vice-versa. It also constitutes the watershed between the North Sea and the Mediterranean and offers some spectacular hikes, ranging from easy strolls to challenging climbs on the vertical granite walls.
The name of the village, Gletsch, says it all: it is clearly a place near a glacier. And indeed, that was once the case.