The 7 Most Adrenaline Pumping Alpine Activities of Interlaken

It’s difficult to name a reason why Interlaken shouldn’t be your first trip of the semester, especially if you’re into picture-perfect views, cheese fondue, and chocolate.

But, as the adrenaline capital of Europe, there are some Interlaken activities thrill-seekers couldn’t possibly experience anywhere else!

Whether you want to experience this wonderland in summer or winter, check out our Ultimate Interlaken Playlist for the perfect soundtrack to your epic trip.

1. Experience Night Sledding in Interlaken

Experience the Alps like never before when you go Night Sledding in Interlaken.

Travel high into the Swiss Alps, grab your sled, and zip down the one-hour-long sled run. Your trail will be guided by the stars that shine unhampered by light pollution as you’re high in the mountains.

The trail winds through the woods across alpine meadows and passes majestic frozen waterfalls. At the end, you can opt to indulge in cheese fondue at a local Swiss restaurant!

The perfect Swiss experience.

2. Climb the Heights of Schilthorn’s Summit

Of all of the Interlaken activities, this one can be both a thrill or chill, depending on you!

Head on our Stechelberg-Schilthorn-Return Tour and take a cable car up to the 2,970-meter-high summit overlooking the spectacular views of the UNESCO World Heritage Site: Eiger, Mönch, Jungfrau, and more.

The panoramic views are truly breathtaking.

Already a snow-sport pro? Hit up the Skyline Snowpark to free-ski slopes with beautiful vistas or hike trails through an incomparable landscape backdrop.

Looking for more of an adrenaline boost? Take the Thrill Walk pictured below!

3. Chase the High of Sky Diving in Interlaken

Take a walk on the wild side and go skydiving in this pristine scenery!

Your journey begins with an amazing scenic flight over the incredible Swiss Alps. As you dive out of the plane you will experience an adrenaline rush like never before as you freefall at 120MPH!

The instructor will deploy the parachute and you can enjoy an amazing canopy ride down to the ground. Will you choose jumping out of an airplane or skydiving from a helicopter?

young brunette girl tandem skydiving with instructor over swiss alps

4. Soar Through the Mountains Paragliding in Interlaken

Turn your dream of flying into a reality without the free fall/jump out of a plane feeling!

Embrace the amazing mountain views as you glide high above the Jungfrau region.

Try one of our Paragliding “Big Blue” Winter flights for an exhilarating and relaxing experience! As you coast through the air, you’ll have a bird’s eye over the lakes of Interlaken. 

5. Say Ski You Later! with Alpine Skiing in Interlaken

Alpine skiing is one of the most classic adrenaline activities! Interlaken is a skiing paradise with its stunning mountain views and powder-perfect trails.

This is the ideal place to hit the slopes, even if it means you have to pizza or french fry your way down the mountain! If you don’t have a ton of experience skiing, don’t worry.

Check out our Interlaken Winter Meet Us There Tour for trails to fit your agility level, and you can also book a private lesson. Confident & ready to go? See you on the slopes!

6. Hit the Slopes Snowboarding in Interlaken

The area surrounding Interlaken has a ton to offer snowboarders!

The Jungfrau Region is filled with park areas filled with jumps, rails, slides, and a half-pipe that will surely get your blood pumping!

There’s also the option to book a 1- or 2-day lift pass and just shred the gnar to find your favorite trails at Kleine Scheidegg!

Interlaken Snowboard

7. Put Your Best Foot Forward Snowshoeing in Interlaken

Snowshoeing might seem like a relaxing activity but it isn’t a walk in the park! Snowshoeing is an extreme winter hike across the Alps.

This an extraordinary day-long snowshoeing excursion that will test your limits on a trek through a winter wonderland. Experience the remote mountain villages beyond the ski-slope crowds and reconnect with nature.

group of young people in snow clothes in a line snoeshowing

Have we inspired you with our adrenaline-inducing Interlaken Activities? For more Interlaken inspiration, check out our Interlaken Winter student trips here.

If you’re planning a trip to this Swiss winter wonderland, get in touch! We’re happy to help you pick a tour that’s right for you. Our popular Rome 2 Interlaken Winter is a great trip to try if you’re already on a semester abroad in Europe!

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