4 Interlaken Winter Activities That Will Change Your Life

Interlaken, Switzerland is well-known for its extreme outdoor activities. They’ve got it all, from canyon jumping to canyoning (not to be confused with one another), from skydiving to paragliding and skiing to snowboarding.

And if normal sledding isn’t edgy enough for you, let your wild side sled through the pitch black with night sledding in the Swiss Alps.

Check out these must-do winter activities for thrill-seekers while you’re in Interlaken.

1. Take to the Skies With Skydiving Over the Alps

Thrill-seekers looking for something epic to tick off of their bucket list should look no further than airplane skydiving in Interlaken!

Starting with a 15-minute scenic flight, you’ll then prepare for a 45-second adrenaline-pumping freefall from the altitude of 4,000m (13,000 ft)! Pull the parachute to cruise for 5-7 minutes before landing.

As you drift, enjoy the views of Interlaken’s two lakes and the incredible Swiss Alps, including the famous peaks Eiger, Monch, and Jungfrau.

We guarantee when you reach the ground, you’ll want to jump all over again to see the pristine winter landscape and feel the adrenaline rush!

Skydiving in Interlaken with Bus2alps

2. Try Exhilarating Paragliding in Interlaken

Going paragliding on our Paragliding “Big Blue” Winter Interlaken Tour is the perfect combination of adrenaline and exploration.

This adventure begins with a short but beautiful ride from Interlaken to Beatenberg Amisbühl. From there, you grab all of your paragliding gear and walk a few minutes to your jump-off point.  

Once you are all harnessed in and ready to go, you run for a few minutes until your feet keep going but suddenly there’s no ground under them!

This is the perfect transition for those looking to avoid the “dropping of the stomach” feeling you experience on a roller coaster.

The best part of this activity is that you get to see two of Interlaken’s lakes (Thunersee and Brienzersee), from a bird’s eye view and slowly make your way back down to town. 

3. Experience Night Sledding with Fondue in Interlaken

Not only is night sledding in Interlaken extremely fun, but it includes a fondue dinner at the end! We’ve combined two essential Swiss activities into one.

Once you get all kitted out at Outdoor Interlaken with cozy snow gear, hop into a van and take a scenic ride into the Swiss Alps.

From there, you’ll hop into a gondola so you’re high enough to make the sledding adventures last as long as possible.  

Let your inner child out to play as you zip down the mountain for an hour with nothing but the moon and stars lighting the way.

All of the excitement makes you work up an appetite, so you finish the night off with a delicious cheese fondue dinner and a beer. 

4. Climb the Heights of Schilthorn’s Summit

Climb the heady heights of Schilthorn’s mountain summit among the Swiss Alps and see the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the Jungfrau-Aletsch Region on our Stechelberg – Schilthorn Tour.

Hikers, this is one for you! Prepare to enjoy the outdoors and walk through the Alps on this journey, which will take you on three different, epic levels until you reach the top of the summit.

The first level is Mürren, a fabulous spot to enjoy the view before beginning your journey up the mountain.

The next stop is Berg, where you stand 2,677 meters above sea level and can walk to the observation deck for beautiful views of the valley below.

Lastly, a cable car takes you on a journey for the last couple hundred meters up to the summit of Schilthorn. Fans of the vintage James Bond movie On Her Majesty’s Secret Service can explore the location where this classic movie was made.

Which of our four awesome Interlaken Winter activities will you choose? You can’t go wrong with these life-changing winter wonderland adventures!

Get in touch to hear more about the winter Interlaken student experiences we offer to make your ski-filled dreams a reality!