Outdoor activities in Interlaken

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Interlaken: The Must-Do Activities

Interlaken: What to do when you get there?

Located in the enigmatic Bernese Oberland in Switzerland, Interlaken is the adventure sport enthusiast’s paradise. A magical landscape of mountains and lakes offers an impressive amount of outdoor activities.

Interlaken, meaning between two lakes, is one of the most popular destinations in Switzerland. Located on a narrow stretch of the valley between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz, this picturesque city is one of the best base camps for discovering the surrounding mountains and valleys.

Interlaken was already a popular spot during the 19th century, with people like Goethe traveling the mountains, but the success came with the completion of the Bernese Oberland Railway in 1890 and the Jungfrau Railway in 1912.

Thanks to the enormous quantity of water around Interlaken, white water activities can be experimented in full glory. The best spot for rafting in the Swiss Alps can be found here, the mighty Lütschine River. There, you will splash on clear alpine waters with class 3 and 4 from the north face of the Eiger all the way to Lake Brienz. Be sure to pack a change of clothes because there is no way you’re getting out dry!

If you want to fully be part of nature, canyoning is the way to go. Interlaken’s geography gives you the opportunity to explore multiple ravines and creeks. Popular spots like Saxeten will prove challenging but incredibly fun!

Always guarded by three astonishing mountains, the Eiger, the Mönch and the Jungfrau, Interlaken attracts climbers from all over the globe. On one of the faces of the Sustenhorn, you’ll find the Susten Pass. During winter its walls become ice solid, allowing iceclimbing. With spots of a wide variety of levels, Susten Pass is one of the most alpine sceneries where you can climb on ice.

At the north face of the Eager, adventures can engage in the most extreme via ferrata in Switzerland known as Rotstock. This 6 hour climb will reward you with awe-inspiring landscapes at 2,663m. Pack lightly because it’s going to be a challenge!

The overwhelming beauty of the region has taken adventures to the sky. Taking off from Beatenberg at 1350m, you will glide over the Interlaken valley. During this flight you will have an exclusive view of the three mountains (Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau) and both lakes (Lake Thun and Lake Brienz) while feeling the fresh mountain air on your face.

For those who like to keep their feet on the ground, Interlaken has many hiking trails in which you can witness the magic of the Swiss Alps in first hand. Popular hiking spots include Harder Mountain and Schynige Platte, yet a bit further a hike around mirror-like Lake Bachalpsee is something you can’t dare to miss.

During winter, Interlaken is perfectly located for skiers who don’t like to feel bounded to one ski resort. Located next to the Jungfrau Top Ski Region, skiers spending their holidays at Interlaken can chose to enjoy the white pow-pow at either Mürren/Schilthorn, Kleine Scheidegg/Männlichen or First. Combining over 200 km of drawn ski slopes, you can even spend a day in each one! Also in the region, about 220 km of trails destined for ski touring or snowshoeing are available for those seeking the peace of the mountains.

It only takes a looking at a few photographs to fall in love with the treasure of the Swiss Alps, now imagine witnessing it live and in living color!

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Around Interlaken

Oberland
1 activity
Thun
4 activities
Kandersteg
2 activities
Diemtigtal
1 activity
Brig-Glis
8 activities
Engelberg
3 activities
Sierre
9 activities
Gstaad
2 activities
Lucerne
12 activities
Château d’Oex
7 activities
Sion
3 activities
Zinal
1 activity
Zinal
1 activity
Diablerets
1 activity
Domodossola
3 activities
Zermatt
7 activities
Arolla
2 activities
Montreux
3 activities
Villeneuve
4 activities
Verbier
16 activities
Ticino
9 activities
Ascona
1 activity
Gressoney
4 activities
Alagna Valsesia
23 activities
Châtel
2 activities
Châtel, Portes du Soleil
1 activity
Zurich
3 activities
Lausanne
2 activities
Avoriaz, Portes du Soleil
6 activities
Ilanz
1 activity
Morzine, Portes du Soleil
17 activities
Les Gets
1 activity
Les Gets, Portes du Soleil
8 activities
Samoëns, Le Grand Massif
10 activities
Lugano
2 activities
Thonon-les-Bains
9 activities
Aosta Valley
33 activities
Chamonix Mont-Blanc
78 activities
Madesimo
5 activities
Métabief
1 activity
Flaine, Le Grand Massif
13 activities
Thusis
1 activity
Les Carroz, Le Grand Massif
4 activities
Mieussy
1 activity
Courmayeur
6 activities
Magland
1 activity
La Thuile
1 activity
Lake Como
22 activities
Val d'Arly
1 activity
Valgrisenche
1 activity
Megève, Evasion Mont Blanc
9 activities
Megève
1 activity
Gran Paradiso National Park
4 activities
Annemasse
2 activities
Le Grand-Bornand
2 activities
Le Grand-Bornand, Massif des Aravis
4 activities
Soglio
1 activity
Jura
24 activities
St. Gallen
1 activity
La Clusaz
1 activity
La Clusaz, Massif des Aravis
9 activities
Radolfzell
2 activities
Geneva
8 activities
Feldkirch
2 activities
Les Saisies
3 activities
Thorens-Glières
1 activity
Les Arcs
3 activities
Les Arcs, Paradiski
12 activities
Davos
4 activities
St Moritz
4 activities
Val d'Isère
1 activity
Val d'Isère, Espace Killy
11 activities
Tignes, Espace Killy
29 activities
Tignes
1 activity
Klosters
5 activities
Bonneval-sur-Arc, Haute Maurienne
5 activities
La Plagne
1 activity
La Plagne, Paradiski
9 activities
Annecy
74 activities
Albertville
4 activities
Montgirod Centron
8 activities
Montafon
9 activities
Sondrio
1 activity
Valtellina
4 activities
Vosges
9 activities
Bessans, Haute Maurienne
9 activities
Bregenz
7 activities
Moûtier, Les Trois Vallées
1 activity
Milan
4 activities
Courchevel, Les Trois Vallées
7 activities
Val Cenis, Haute Maurienne
6 activities
Lac Blanc ski resort
2 activities
Meribel
2 activities
Valmorel, Le Grand Domaine
3 activities
Bergamo
1 activity
Black Forest
8 activities
Massif des Bauges
3 activities
Bagenelles ski resort
1 activity
Turin
2 activities
Lech am Arlberg
3 activities
Val Thorens, Les Trois Vallées
9 activities
Val Thorens
1 activity
Scuol
2 activities
Ischgl
2 activities
Aix-les-Bains
4 activities
St. Anton am Arlberg
2 activities
Kleinwalsertal
19 activities
Lake Bourget, Aix les Bains
12 activities
Valfréjus, Haute Maurienne
4 activities
Chamoux-sur-Gelon
1 activity
Chambéry
11 activities
Oberstdorf
11 activities
Fischen im Allgäu
2 activities

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        Canyoning
          Rafting
            Helicopter tours
              Bungee Jumping
                Wakeboarding
                  Hot Air Ballooning

                    Interlaken: What to do when you get there?

                    Located in the enigmatic Bernese Oberland in Switzerland, Interlaken is the adventure sport enthusiast’s paradise. A magical landscape of mountains and lakes offers an impressive amount of outdoor activities.

                    Interlaken, meaning between two lakes, is one of the most popular destinations in Switzerland. Located on a narrow stretch of the valley between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz, this picturesque city is one of the best base camps for discovering the surrounding mountains and valleys.

                    Interlaken was already a popular spot during the 19th century, with people like Goethe traveling the mountains, but the success came with the completion of the Bernese Oberland Railway in 1890 and the Jungfrau Railway in 1912.

                    Thanks to the enormous quantity of water around Interlaken, white water activities can be experimented in full glory. The best spot for rafting in the Swiss Alps can be found here, the mighty Lütschine River. There, you will splash on clear alpine waters with class 3 and 4 from the north face of the Eiger all the way to Lake Brienz. Be sure to pack a change of clothes because there is no way you’re getting out dry!

                    If you want to fully be part of nature, canyoning is the way to go. Interlaken’s geography gives you the opportunity to explore multiple ravines and creeks. Popular spots like Saxeten will prove challenging but incredibly fun!

                    Always guarded by three astonishing mountains, the Eiger, the Mönch and the Jungfrau, Interlaken attracts climbers from all over the globe. On one of the faces of the Sustenhorn, you’ll find the Susten Pass. During winter its walls become ice solid, allowing iceclimbing. With spots of a wide variety of levels, Susten Pass is one of the most alpine sceneries where you can climb on ice.

                    At the north face of the Eager, adventures can engage in the most extreme via ferrata in Switzerland known as Rotstock. This 6 hour climb will reward you with awe-inspiring landscapes at 2,663m. Pack lightly because it’s going to be a challenge!

                    The overwhelming beauty of the region has taken adventures to the sky. Taking off from Beatenberg at 1350m, you will glide over the Interlaken valley. During this flight you will have an exclusive view of the three mountains (Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau) and both lakes (Lake Thun and Lake Brienz) while feeling the fresh mountain air on your face.

                    For those who like to keep their feet on the ground, Interlaken has many hiking trails in which you can witness the magic of the Swiss Alps in first hand. Popular hiking spots include Harder Mountain and Schynige Platte, yet a bit further a hike around mirror-like Lake Bachalpsee is something you can’t dare to miss.

                    During winter, Interlaken is perfectly located for skiers who don’t like to feel bounded to one ski resort. Located next to the Jungfrau Top Ski Region, skiers spending their holidays at Interlaken can chose to enjoy the white pow-pow at either Mürren/Schilthorn, Kleine Scheidegg/Männlichen or First. Combining over 200 km of drawn ski slopes, you can even spend a day in each one! Also in the region, about 220 km of trails destined for ski touring or snowshoeing are available for those seeking the peace of the mountains.

                    It only takes a looking at a few photographs to fall in love with the treasure of the Swiss Alps, now imagine witnessing it live and in living color!

                    See more

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