on the perpetual ice

Glacier tours in the Aletsch Arena

Experiences in the perpetual ice

“Humongous!” That’s probably the kind of word that first springs to mind when you see the Great Aletsch Glacier for the first time. But you don’t just have to gaze from far away on the fascinating 20-kilometre-long white giant with its 10 billion tonnes of ice. If you take a guided glacier tour, you’ll find yourself becoming almost one with the biggest glacier in the Alps. If you’d like to safely explore the Great Aletsch Glacier with an experienced mountain guide during your stay in the Aletsch Arena, you’re in for an unforgettable experience. Guided glacier tours are available daily at the tourist destinations of Riederalp, Bettmeralp and Fiesch-Eggishorn.


20 km

long, the Great Aletsch Glacier is the biggest glacier in the Alps.

10 billion

tonnes of ice from right up close you get to see on a glacier tour.

800 metres

thick is the Great Aletsch Glacier near Konkordiaplatz.

Guided glacier tours

Experience the biggest glacier in the Alps up close, safely roped to your guide. Stunning and unforgettable! Local guides will show you the fascinating phenomena of the perpetual ice as they divulge fascinating facts about the Great Aletsch Glacier and its history. There are a number of different glacier tours to choose from every day from June to October. The tours take one to two days.


  • Visitors are only allowed onto the Great Aletsch Glacier as part of a guided tour.

Weekly schedule for one-day glacier tours

Weekday Riederalp Fiescheralp
Monday - Aletsch Glacier trip
Tuesday Glacier tour UNESCO (Jul/Aug) Aletsch Glacier trip
Wednesday Glacier tour UNESCO Aletsch Glacier trip
Thursday - Aletsch Glacier trip
Friday - Aletsch Glacier trip
Saturday - Aletsch Glacier trip
Sunday - Aletsch Glacier trip

These are your mountain guides in the Aletsch Arena

The mountain guides in the Aletsch Arena are absolute mountain pros and know the region and the Great Aletsch Glacier like the back of their hands. During your glacier tour, they will ensure your safety and keep you plied with facts and stories about the biggest glacier in the Alps. A number of one- and two-day glacier tours take place every day from June to October.

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