There is a lot to do in Interlaken

Welcome to the adventure capital of Europe! Situated between two ancient glacial lakes, Interlaken is the epicenter of an array of Alpine Adventures. Thrill-seekers, nature lovers and cultural fanatics will all find something to do here, with an endless variety of high octane excursions, hikes, climbs and aerial activities on offer year-round.

Situated at the gateway into the Swiss Alps, the area is surrounded by hundreds of majestic peaks, many reaching heights of over 4,000 meters. The ultimate way to truly experience this breathtaking landscape is to take to the sky, allowing you to get a unique, intimate perspective of these magnificent natural wonders.

Interlaken is the perfect place to make your skydiving dreams become reality. Whether you're an adrenaline junkie looking for your next thrill, or looking to conquer your fears, our skydiving experiences will leave you breathless in more ways than one. Join us on an exhilarating journey filled with adrenaline, all against the breathtaking backdrop of Switzerland's most magnificent landscapes.

Watch our video featured below for a glimpse of the adventure!

What's special about Interlaken?

Located in the heart of Switzerland and within easy reach from Zürich, Bern, Basel and Geneva, Interlaken is a hub for thrill-seekers and nature lovers. With a backdrop of snow-capped peaks, vibrant forests, and glistening glacial lakes, Interlaken offers easy access to sky-high adventures and heart-pounding experiences. In Interlaken, the essence of this alpine paradise unfolds in every breathtaking view and exhilarating moment.

Skydiving in Interlaken - The classic adventure

Imagine the exhilaration of taking a leap into the sky above Interlaken, with the rugged peaks of the Swiss Alps stretching out like a breathtaking multicoloured canvas below you. Skydiving in Interlaken is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that captures the heart and soul of this alpine wonderland. Whether you're a seasoned skydiver or a first-time thrill-seeker, Interlaken offers the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable free-fall experience.

Our skydiving adventures in Interlaken are not just about the plunge; they're about the journey. As a team of local experts, we know the skies and landscapes of this region like the back of our hands. You'll be guided by our experienced instructors who will ensure your safety and comfort throughout the adventure.

Every helicopter skydive with Skydive Interlaken offers three extraordinary experiences in one - an astonishing scenic helicopter ride through an Alpine wonderland; the unbeatable rush of freefall as you step out of the helicopter with your tandem instructor and ground rises up to meet you; and an exhilarating parachute flight to the ground to land safely and gently on the grass below. We are proud to be able to offer this unbeatable experience in one of the most beautiful regions in the world - so what are you waiting for?

Scenic Flights - See Interlaken from above

Interlaken, Switzerland, is known for its captivating backdrop of lakes and mountains, and there's no better way to witness their majesty than from the sky. Our scenic flights in Interlaken take you on a breathtaking aerial journey above these rugged peaks.

As you soar over pristine lakes, charming villages, and lush valleys, you'll be treated to a symphony of natural wonders and a unique perspective of the majestic giants of the region – the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. This is not just a scenic flight; it's a visual masterpiece of Interlaken's finest offerings. Our scenic flights are designed to be both thrilling and comfortable, whether you're a solo traveler, family, or enjoying a romantic escape. Our expert pilots know the region intimately, ensuring you get the most out of your flight.

There's no doubt that a scenic flight in Interlaken is an experience that will leave you with lifelong memories of Switzerland's stunning landscapes.

Beyond the sky: More to explore in Interlaken

Interlaken is not just a place for exciting skydiving and picturesque scenic flights; it is a paradise for all nature lovers. After you have already conquered the sky with us, Interlaken and the Jungfrau region offer much more! Countless excursion options such as the Jungfraujoch, Grindelwald at the foot of the Eiger North Face or the unique Lauterbrunnen Valley await you.

But that's not all - we have collected ideas so that you can find a wide range of activities or excursions that will make your stay in the Jungfrau region easier. Whether you want to test your limits or simply relax and explore the breathtaking scenery, this is your place. See FAQ's below

Take full advantage of your visit to Interlaken. There's never a dull moment in this alpine paradise!

Frenquently Asked Questions about Interlaken

  • When is the best time to visit Interlaken?

    <p class=”desc left-align”>The best time to visit Interlaken is during the spring and summer months, typically from May to September, when the region experiences mild temperatures and clear skies, creating ideal conditions for a thrilling skydiving adventure and other activities. However, it’s important to note that Interlaken also comes alive during the winter months.</p>

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    Skydiving and scenic flights are available year-round in Interlaken. However, the best time for outdoor activities and sightseeing depends on your preferences. Winter (December to March) is perfect for skiing and snowboarding, snowshoeing and sledding, with ample snowfall, well-groomed slopes and marked trails a short distance from Interlaken.</p>

    <p class=”desc left-align”>If you prefer hiking and outdoor adventures in milder weather, spring (April to June) and autumn (September to November) provide pleasant conditions and vibrant colour. During these seasons, the landscapes burst into color with blooming flowers or vibrant foliage, offering picturesque vistas for hikers.</p>

    <p class=”desc left-align”>Summer (July and August) is ideal for exploring the skies and taking a refreshing dip in the cool lakes, embarking on scenic hikes or bike rides, or taking a journey up to Harder Kulm to experience a different perspective. The warmer temperatures make it a popular time for outdoor enthusiasts to engage in various activities amidst the breathtaking Alpine scenery.

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  • What are the must-visit attractions in Interlaken besides skydiving and scenic flights?

    <p class=”desc left-align”>Interlaken is a true haven for adventure enthusiasts. Nestled in the heart of the Swiss Alps, this charming town offers a plethora of exhilarating activities.</p>

    <p class=”desc left-align”>Skydiving offers the ultimate experience for adrenaline junkies. Once that has been ticked off the bucket list, the region also offers numerous other activities:

    • Paragliding/hang-gliding: If you’re still in the mood for an adrenaline rush after parachuting or a sightseeing flight, we can highly recommend a paragliding or hang-gliding flight from Beatenberg.
    • Boat trip: A boat trip on Lake Thun or Lake Brienz is suitable for the whole family.
    • Harder Kulm – Top of Interlaken: Enjoy the view of the two lakes and the Alps high above Interlaken from the viewing platform.
    • Schynige Platte: A nostalgic cog railroad up to the Schynige Platte is definitely worth a trip in summer.
    • St. Beatus Caves: An impressive cave system with guided tours, the ideal way to cool off in summer or perfect for wet weather days.
    • White water rafting/canyoning/kayaking: The region offers great water activities in summer.
    • You can also experience bungy jumping, canyon swinging, Jetboating, a high-ropes park and much more in Interlaken.
    • The whole region is also ideal for exploring by mountain bike/e-bike.
  • What else should we explore in the Jungfrau Region?

    Everything in the Jungfrau Region is easily accessible by car or public transport in a short time.

    Here are some nearby attractions you shouldn’t miss during your visit:

    • Grindelwald: Also known as the Eiger Village, it is easily accessible by car or train from Interlaken and offers a unique mountain backdrop at the foot of the Eiger North Face.
    • First – Grindelwald: Starting point for the Bachalpsee hike and exciting activities such as the Cliffwalk, First Flyer, First Glider, Mountain Carts and Trottibikes.
    • Oberhofen Castle: Located on the shores of Lake Thun, this historic castle is a scenic lakeside drive from Interlaken. Discover its beautiful gardens, visit the museum in the castle and enjoy the breathtaking views of the lake and mountains.
    • Jungfraujoch: Top of Europe: – the highest train station in Europe is world-famous. The train ride is an experience in itself, through the majestic Eiger. Once at the top, it offers numerous sights, such as the Ice Palace, a hike on the largest glacier in Europe and the Sphinx Observatory with an incredible view of the Alps.
    • Mürren: This charming car-free mountain village is accessible by cable car from Stechelberg and offers spectacular panoramic views of the surrounding peaks, including the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. Stroll through its idyllic streets, enjoy traditional Swiss cuisine in local restaurants and soak up the alpine atmosphere.
    • Wengen: Another car-free village, Wengen is easy to reach by train from Lauterbrunnen. It is a gateway to numerous hiking trails and offers picture-perfect views. You can also explore the village itself, which is known for its wooden chalets and quiet, traffic-calmed atmosphere.
    • Schilthorn and Piz Gloria: A little further afield, but well worth the trip, is the summit of the Schilthorn, home to the iconic Piz Gloria revolving restaurant, famous from a James Bond movie. The 360-degree views from here are breathtaking and offer glimpses of more than 200 mountain peaks.
    • Männlichen: On the Männlichen you have the best view of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. In winter, it is a large ski area together with Kleine Scheidegg and Wengen. In summer, it is the starting point for many hikes, such as the Royal Walk, Lieselotteweg, treetop trail or the panoramic trail to Kleine Scheidegg.
    • Kleine Scheidegg and Eiger Glacier: offers great skiing conditions until spring and is the starting point for numerous hikes in summer, especially the Eiger Trail.
    • Lauterbrunnen/ Staubbach Falls: Just a short walk from the center of Lauterbrunnen, the Staubbach Falls plunge almost 300 meters from an overhanging cliff. Watching the glistening water cascading down is a fascinating experience. You can even get closer by following a hiking trail that leads to the base of the waterfall.
    • Trümmelbach Falls: A short drive or bus ride from Lauterbrunnen will take you to the Trümmelbach Falls, a series of impressive waterfalls in a mountain. Take an elevator to the top and hike back through tunnels and platforms, along the mighty force of glacial meltwater thundering through the cliffs. It is a geological wonder and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Are there any beginner-friendly hiking trails in Interlaken?

    Absolutely! Interlaken has numerous easy hikes suitable for the whole family. Easy walking trails are clearly marked with yellow signposts. Here are a few examples:

    • The local recreation area in Unterseen, along Lake Thun and the River Aare
    • Interlaken – Heimwehfluh
    • Interlaken – Beatus Caves
    • Interlaken – Harder Kulm
  • Are there also family-friendly activities in Interlaken

    Absolutely!

    Interlaken caters to adventurers of all experience levels and ages, including beginners and children. Interlaken offers a variety of family-friendly activities, including easy hikes (see above), picnics by the lake and visits to playgrounds. It’s an ideal destination for families.

  • Can I book accommodation in advance in Interlaken, and what types of lodging are available?

    Yes, it’s highly recommended to pre-book your accommodation, especially during peak seasons. Interlaken offers various lodging options:

    • Hotels: Ranging from cozy family-run hotels to upscale resorts.
    • Apartments and Chalets: Ideal for families or groups looking for more space.
    • Hostels: Budget-friendly choices for travelers and backpackers.
    • Bed and Breakfasts: For a more personalized touch.
    • Luxury Retreats: For those seeking high-end accommodations with spa facilities and gourmet dining.

    Secure your lodging well in advance, especially during peak seasons, to enjoy your stay in Interlaken comfortably.

  • Are there any special events or festivals that take place in Interlaken throughout the year?

    Interlaken hosts various events and festivals, including music concerts, folk festivals and cultural celebrations. Check the local events calendar for upcoming activities during your visit.

    Here are some of the most important ones:

    • Swiss National Day: August 1 – Celebrate Switzerland’s independence with lively parades, fireworks and cultural performances.
    • Greenfield Festival: In June, you can visit Switzerland’s biggest rock festival over three days. Actually, we’ll land you here in Interlaken right next to the festival.
    • Trucker and County Festival: Eurpoe’s largest trucking and country music festival! We’ll actually land you right next to the festival here in Interlaken.
    • Jungfrau Music Festival (July): If you’re a music lover, don’t miss the Jungfrau Music Festival, typically held in July. This event features live performances by local and international artists, with genres spanning classical to contemporary. The backdrop of the Swiss Alps adds a magical touch to the musical experience.
    • Interlaken International Street Festival (August): The Interlaken International Street Festival takes place in August and is a fantastic celebration of culture and entertainment. Streets come alive with a colorful mix of street performers, artists, and artisans from around the world, creating a lively atmosphere.
    • Tellspiele Interlaken: Visit the open-air plays about the local hero William Tell.
    • Christmas markets: During the Advent season, Interlaken offers a beautiful Christmas market along the Höhenmatte.
    • Touch the Mountains: Open-air concert with fireworks to mark the start of the New Year on January 1st.
    • Adventure Film Festival (October): Adventure seekers and film enthusiasts will love the Adventure Film Festival, usually held in
    • New Year’s Celebrations (December-January): Ring in the New Year in style in Interlaken. The town’s New Year’s celebrations feature dazzling fireworks displays over the lakes, creating a magical start to the year.
    • October. This event showcases gripping adventure films that inspire wanderlust and a sense of exploration.
  • How can I reach Interlaken, and what transportation options are available?

    Getting to Interlaken is convenient. The town is well-connected by train, car, and bus. The scenic train journey from major Swiss cities is particularly recommended, as it offers stunning countryside views. If you prefer to drive, well-maintained roads lead to Interlaken, and you’ll find ample parking options. Buses also provide reliable transportation within the town and neighboring areas, ensuring you can easily explore Interlaken.

    You can find more information and purchase tickets here!

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