Glacier Impressions on the Susten

Glacier Impressions on the Susten

The Glacier Path Steinalp on the Susten Pass takes visitors from a lively pass road to the high altitude of Steingletscher (Stone Glacier).more

Bettmerhorn-Märjelensee glacier path

Bettmerhorn-Märjelensee glacier path

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...more

Grimsel gneiss and Glacial Ice

Grimsel gneiss...

The Oberaar Lake often contains ice floes which is not further...more

Gletsch: Rhone Glacier Apron

Gletsch: Rhone...

A Nature Trail leaves the Hotel Glacier du Rhone in Gletsch on the...more

Glacier Impressions on the Susten

The Glacier Path Steinalp on the Susten Pass takes visitors from a lively pass road to the high altitude of Steingletscher (Stone Glacier).

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.

Glacier Impressions on the Susten
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Bettmerhorn-Märjelensee glacier path

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). Descending gently at first it then proceeds in big bends up stone stairs to the Rote Chumma.

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).

Bettmerhorn-Märjelensee glacier path
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Grimsel gneiss and Glacial Ice

The Oberaar Lake often contains ice floes which is not further surprising given that the water comes directly from the nearby glacier.

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.

Grimsel gneiss and Glacial Ice
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Gletsch: Rhone Glacier Apron

A Nature Trail leaves the Hotel Glacier du Rhone in Gletsch on the Furkapass. A mere half-hour's walk includes information on flora, fauna, the dynamics of the ice flow, and glaciology.

The name of the village, Gletsch, says it all: it is clearly a place near a glacier. And indeed, that was once the case.

Gletsch: Rhone Glacier Apron
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