Discover exciting Winter Adventures in Interlaken

Hey there adventure seekers! Are you ready to spice up your winter with some adrenaline-pumping fun? Interlaken is the place for it! Nestled in the heart of the Swiss Alps, this picturesque town is a haven for thrill-seekers and nature lovers alike. From skiing and snowboarding on pristine slopes to paragliding over snowy peaks, Interlaken offers an array of exciting winter activities that will leave you breathless and exhilarated.

Your 3-day winter adventure guide

Day 1 kicks off with an exhilarating ski experience in the majestic Swiss Alps, where powdery slopes and stunning vistas await. Day 2 takes excitement to new heights as you soar through the skies with paragliding and cap off the evening with the thrill of night sledding. Finally, on Day 3, immerse yourself in the iconic Lauterbrunnen Valley with a winter hike, surrounded by towering cliffs and frozen waterfalls. Let’s dive in and discover the best of Interlaken’s winter activities!

Day 1: Ski the Swiss Alps

Make your first turns!
Interlaken is conveniently situated just a 30-minute train ride away from the renowned Jungfrau Ski Region. With slopes catering to all skill levels, it’s the perfect destination for skiing enthusiasts. If you’re a complete novice, consider enrolling in the full-day beginner ski course offered by our partner, Outdoor.
Instructor teaches beginner skier in Grindelwald, Switzerland
They’ll provide you with everything you need, from skis and boots to ski clothes, gloves, and a helmet. Your day will be spent at Bodmi in Grindelwald, an area designed for beginners. Here, under the careful guidance of experienced ski instructors, you’ll take your initial turns on the snow. It’s a friendly and supportive environment where you can embrace the thrill of skiing while learning the ropes from seasoned professionals.
  • Price: 119 CHF per person
  • Duration: 5 Hours of instructions
  • Includes: Rental gear, lift ticket, pick-up/drop-off

Day 2: Paragliding by day, Sledding by night

Winter Paragliding is the real deal

It’s not the usual winter stuff, but winter paragliding is the real deal in Interlaken! You get to soar through the snowy wonderland, checking out Lake Thun and Lake Brienz below. The cold season adds a serene vibe that makes paragliding even more magical.
paragliding pilot takes flies with passenger high above Interlaken, Switzerland
You’ll need the right gear and some top-notch guidance, and luckily, we’ve got your back! Expert tandem pilots make sure you will be safe and have a blast up there. So, whether you’re an adrenaline junkie or just a nature lover looking for breathtaking views, winter paragliding in Interlaken is the unforgettable adventure you’ve been dreaming of.
  • Price: 180 CHF per person
  • Duration: 1.5 hours (15 – 20 minutes in the air)
  • Includes: Pick-up from designated locations

Hit the slopes at night for some sledging action

The Swiss adore sledding, especially at night, so it should definitely be on your bucket list. Imagine zooming down snow-covered slopes under the starry sky, feeling the crisp mountain air on your face, and the twinkling lights of the stars above you.

A group of people having fun while night sledding in the Swiss Alps, Interlaken

Can you picture anything better? Round off your evening in a Swiss-style restaurant, where you’ll dive into a scrumptious fondue feast.

  • Price: 119 CHF per person
  • Duration: 4 hours round trip including dinner
  • Includes: Pick-up/Drop-off from designated locations

Day 3: Hike the Most Scenic Trail in the iconic Lauterbrunnen Valley

Winter hike from Grütschalp to Mürren

Lauterbrunnen Valley shines as a gem in the Swiss Alps, featuring picture-perfect waterfalls and charming villages – an absolute must-see. In winter, the enchanting scenery transforms into a magical snow-covered wonderland. For hiking enthusiasts, the trail from Grütschalp to Mürren is a game-changer. Perched on the cliffs above the valley, it offers truly breathtaking views of the Valley and the surrounding mountains.

  • Cost: approx. 40 CHF for round trip train ticket
  • Level: easy
  • Total duration: 4-5 hours
  • Hiking duration: 1.5 hours
  • Length of trail: 4.5 km
Winter trail leading from Grütschalp to Mürren passing snowy trees

How to get from Lauterbrunnen to Mürren

Departure from Interlaken

  • Check train schedule using www.sbb.ch (Swiss Federal Railways website or app). Trains bound for Lauterbrunnen are running frequently from Interlaken Ost.
 

Purchase your train ticket

  • Buy your train tickets. You can do this online, at the train station ticket counter, or at automated ticket machine
 

Train ride and Arrival in Lauterbrunnen

  • Board the train for Lauterbrunnen and enjoy the scenic journey. Upon arrival, you’ll be right in the heart of the village. Follow the signs to locate the Grütschalp Gondola and hop on for the next part of your adventure.

Hike high above Lauterbrunnen Valley

Hiking the winter trail from Grütschalp to Mürren is like stepping into a snowy dream. The views of the Alps are jaw-dropping, revealing a winter wonderland around every bend. The trail winds through snow-covered meadows and charming forests, creating a peaceful and magical atmosphere. The hike offers a mix of fun and challenge, perfect for both avid hikers and those looking for a leisurely stroll. As you approach Mürren, the cozy alpine village appears, surrounded by snow-draped peaks.

Take a stroll through Mürren

In Mürren, take a leisurely stroll through the traditional Swiss village. Grab a coffee, hot chocolate, or a tasty lunch at one of the local joints. When you’re ready to head back to Interlaken, you’ve got options: either catch the scenic train to Grütschalp or spice it up by hopping on the gondola to Stechelberg and then take a bus to Lauterbrunnen. If you’re going with the second choice, be sure to buy your round-trip ticket at the counter in Interlaken for the sweetest deal.

Interlaken awaits, get ready!

So, pack your bags, embark on this thrilling journey, and discover the magic of Interlaken for yourself. With each turn of the page, you’ll find yourself drawn closer to the heart of this alpine paradise, where adventure knows no bounds and memories are waiting to be made. Interlaken awaits – are you ready to answer the call of the Swiss Alps?