Aletsch Glacier, Jungfrau Region

4.8
#7 of 15 in Nature in Jungfrau Region
Inscribed on the World Heritage List, Aletsch Glacier represents the largest glacier in the Alps, spanning 23 km (14 mi) in length. In order to protect the natural beauty of the area, only some parts of the glacier are accessible to tourists. You can access some of the popular vantage points by cable car, which allows for breathtaking views of awe-inspiring peaks.Or youc an take in the spectacular panorama by joining a guided tour, which are offered by many professional touring companies. Add Aletsch Glacier and other attractions to your Jungfrau Region trip itinerary using our Jungfrau Region online sightseeing planner .
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  • We took the train ride up the Jungfrau mountain (recommend) and it had a beautiful view of the Glacier. For the Web we will take a walk to be able to walk for him. Recommend.
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  • More than any other glacier this Titan challenge climate change, offering a Grand sight and still unmatched, absolutely not to lose. From the road to get there is a little long, if you have only a day or a couple of days you should plan well the path.
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  • We went to Bettmeralp to hike that starts from Bettmerhorn (2700 m above sea level and accessible by cable car from Bettmeralp), alongside the Aletsch glacier and back to Bettmeralp. Length: 15km, vertical drop net negative (approx 700 m), no particular difficulty. Beware, there will be more than 5 h 30 recommended for taking the time to enjoy the scenery. Review: it's beautiful! Initially, with the altitude and remoteness, one does not necessarily that this glacier is impressive. It's when we have the chance to hear it crack because it slides or we guess someone walk all over you realize how great it is. The advantage is that you walk along the glacier a kilometre down gradually. Back to Bettmeralp has less interest. The village itself is very cute. Not to be missed! Tip: access to Bettmeralp by the bucket which share Betten Talstation.
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  • Unbelievable view.... Awesome... Beauty of Nature..
  • Breath-taking. Love it!
  • One of 11 glaciers in Valais region and definitely one most spectacular. It also dwarfs any other in lenght with its beautiful 23 km flow. Easy access, great hiking trails and magnificent views!
  • One of Switzerland's best hiking paths
  • Awesome landscape....summer visit would be good for an awesome hike..!
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