Oberaar Glacier Hike

Enjoy a wonderful 2-days glacier tour on the Oberaar glacier with an overnight at the Oberaarjoch hut!

Quick Facts

  • Glacier Hike at the Grimselpass
  • 2 Days
  • Experience Level: Beginner
  • Fitness Level: Sporty
  • Group of max. 6 people
  • Technical equipment included

CHF 520 부터

CHF 520 부터

Closest Bookable Dates

날짜 예약 가능 인원
22.06.24 - 23.06.24 3인 이상
12.07.24 - 13.07.24 3인 이상
10.08.24 - 11.08.24 3인 이상
07.09.24 - 08.09.24 3인 이상

Tour Details

Group Tour (4-6 participants)

CHF 520 per person  

Private Tour

1-3 people CHF 2080 per group
4-6 people CHF 520 per person


To book a private tour please contact us:

0041 (0)33 224 07 01


Day Elevation + Elevation - Kilometers Walking time
1 950m 50m 9km approx. 6 hours
2 500m 1450m 10km approx. 6-7 hours


2-day glacier hike with summiting Oberaarhorn 3629m

Day1: After meeting at the Berghaus Oberaar and a short equipment check, we hike off together. We cross the dam to the other side of the lake. We hike along this side - up and down - until we reach the end of the Oberaarsee. Here we are having a break to enjoy the landscape. Secured by a rope, we head for the breathtaking Oberaar glacier. We climb up this glacier until we reach the Oberaarjoch. Now an adventurous ascent to the Oberaarjochhütte awaits us.

Day 2: In the light of our headlamps we scramble over rocks towards the Oberaarhorn. After the first steep step, the terrain flattens out a bit and we hike the last few metres to the summit. The magnificent sunrise compensates us for our exertions and we enjoy the peace and quiet up here. Soon we descend again to the Oberaarjochhütte, where we are having a drink. We pack our equipment and make our way back to the Berghaus Oberaar. Over the dam we finally reach the Berghaus, where we say goodbye having a cool drink.

Season June - September
Departures for official tours See "Closest Bookable Dates"
Departures for private tours Private tours can be booked daily
Meeting point 9:30am Parking Berghaus Oberaar

  • Guiding from a licenced mountain guide/ aspirant guide
  • His or her expenses
  • Technical equipment (crampons, harness, 1 hiking pole)
  • 1 night in bunk room with half-board
  • Tea for the next day

  • Your expenses
  • Snacks
  • Costs for a taxi if needed (guests pay for the guides share)


  • 25-30l


  • Warm, functional clothing
  • Rain jacket
  • Rain pants
  • Mountaineering or hiking pants
  • Sunhat
  • Gloves
  • Beanie or headband
  • Extra underwear and socks


  • Hiking boots or crampon proof mountaineering boots

The basics

  • Sunglasses (category 3 or 4)
  • Sunscreen lotion and lip balm (minimum factor 30, 50 better)
  • Thermos flask, drink bottle
  • Silk sleeping bag liner
  • Headlamp
  • Toiletries
  • SAC/DAV permit (if you have one)
  • GA or Half Fare Travelcard (if you have)
  • Earplugs (optional)
  • Camera and binoculars (optional)

Technical Equipment

  • Harness*
  • Crampons with anti-snow plates*
  • Hiking poles*

* Provided free of charge. Please let us know what you need when booking.


General Information for Mountaineering School

Our team is here for you. If you have any questions, please contact us or visit us in our shop in Grindelwald. We are happy to help!

OUTDOOR - Mountaineering School Grindelwald

Dorfstrasse 103
3818 Grindelwald

0041 (0)33 224 07 01


Trip status for group courses

1-2 days before your tour or course we will review the weather forecast and conditions with the mountain guide to determine if we can operate. We will contact you by phone with an update.

Minimum of participants (group tours)

As soon as the minimum number of participants is reached, we will send you a confirmation by email.


If we have to cancel your tour, you have the option to reschedule to a new date, or you will receive a full refund.


Please refer to the equipment list for your tour or course. At our shop in Grindelwald, you can purchase technical equipment, mountain clothing, shoes, and backpacks. We also have technical equipment available for rent.


Choose functional clothing that is moisture-wicking and quick-drying. Dress in layers so you can easily react to temperature changes. The range at our shop in Grindelwald is tailored to mountain tours and our expert staff are happy to advise you on the best clothing for your tour or course.


Lunch is not included in the offer. We recommend bringing bars, dried fruits, nuts, or a sandwich. The amount you will need to drink depends on your individual needs and the length of the tour. We recommend .75 -1.5 liters of water, warm tea, isotonic drinks, or whatever you prefer. We also recommend that you hydrate enough the day before, so your body is well prepared for the tour.


A mountain hut is not a hotel. Running water is not guaranteed and electricity is not available everywhere, so it is not always possible to charge batteries or phones. If you have special dietary needs, please inform us in advance so we can make arrangements with the hut.


Our tours and courses are led by IVBV certified mountain guides or mountain guide aspirants. We prioritise your safety by requiring regular training to ensure our guides have relevant, up to date knowledge. Outdoor is certified by the Swiss Council for Accident Prevention (BFU) and our safety and emergency concepts are audited by this organization annually.

General terms of contract

Our General Terms and Conditions apply. 

General Terms and Conditions

You don't own the equpiment needed? Rent it from us:

Winter rentals

Summer rentals

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