Grindelwald is full of experiences

Grindelwald, the 'Eiger village', is known for its unique mountain scenery at the foot of the world-famous Eiger North Face. Grindelwald is suitable as a vacation destination all year round, perfect for all sports and nature lovers, and is an ideal starting point for exploring the entire Jungfrau region. In winter you can go skiing, snowboarding, hiking or tobogganing, in summer mountaineering, hiking, tobogganing and much more.

In addition to the numerous activities on the ground, Grindelwald with the backdrop of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau is the perfect region to explore the unique mountain world from the skies. Whether it's with a scenic helicopter flight, or even better combined with an exhillerating tandem parachute jump - it is sure to be an unforgettable experience.

Take the Leap: Skydiving in Grindelwald

Are you ready for the ultimate adrenaline rush?

Tandem skydiving with Skydive Interlaken is an unparalleled adventure that sets your pulse racing like never before. Every helicopter skydive offers three extraordinary experiences in one - an unforgettable scenic helicopter ride past rugged peaks and pristine mountain lakes; thrilling freefall as you step out of the helicopter and watch the world rushing towards you; and a serene flight to the ground after the parachute opens. On top of that, this all takes place in one of the most beautiful regions on Earth - so let's go!

We jump all year round in Interlaken and Lauterbrunnen, with a special Helicopter Skydive Eiger Jump also offered in Grindelwald from December to April. Get ready for our most spectacular skydive! Fly by helicopter to the summit of the world-famous Eiger before you jump directly in front of the legendary North Face and soar down into the heart of Grindelwald. You will jump from an altitude of approximately 14,500 ft (4,300m) after your unforgettable scenic helicopter flight.

If you're looking for an unparalleled adventure experience in Grindelwald, our Skydive Eiger Jump promises the ultimate freefall experience, second to none.

Scenic Flights in Grindelwald

If you are looking to soar through the Swiss Alps, you have come to the right place in the Jungfrau region! Our helicopter scenic flights offer a unique birds-eye view as you get up close to glaciers and snow-capped summits. The Aletsch Glacier UNESCO World Heritage Site, the longest glacier in Europe with its source behind the famous panorama of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, is best explored from the air. This unique experience is suitable for everyone - including families.

Our scenic flights provide a breathtaking aerial adventure that enable you to witness the natural beauty of Grindelwald while creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Beyond the Sky: Explore More in Grindelwald

Grindelwald is not just a destination for thrilling skydiving and scenic flights; it's a paradise for all adventure enthusiasts. After conquering the skies, why not dive into the diverse array of land-based activities that this picturesque region has to offer? There are countless possibilities in the immediate area and further afield, from visiting Grindelwald First to the Jungfraujoch, Interlaken with its two lakes and the unique Lauterbrunnen valley.

We have collected some of our favourite recommendations to ensure you have a wide range of activities to choose from during your stay in the Jungfrau region. Whether you're seeking to push your limits or simply want to explore the stunning landscapes at a more leisurely pace, you'll find plenty of options to suit your preferences.

Maximize your visit to Grindelwald by immersing yourself in the breathtaking scenery and adrenaline-pumping adventures that await you. There's never a dull moment in this alpine paradise!

Frenquently Asked Questions about Grindelwald

  • What is the best time to visit Grindelwald for outdoor activities and sightseeing?

    Skydiving and scenic flights are available year-round in Grindelwald. 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.

    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.

    Summer (July and August) is ideal for exploring the tranquil mountain lakes around Grindelwald, embarking on scenic hikes or bike rides, or taking one of the many cable cars 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.

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

    Grindelwald is celebrated for its dramatic mountain landscapes, thrilling adventure sports, and quaint village charm.

    The Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe is world-famous with its Sphinx Observatory, and can be easily reached from Grindelwald with the Eiger Express.

    The gondola up to First offers numerous possibilities, whether in winter for skiing and hiking, or in summer for numerous activities such as the Cliffwalk, First Flyer, First Glider, Mountain Cart or Trottibike. The hike from First to Bachalpsee is also well worth experiencing.

    Take the cable car to Pfingstegg, with its family playground, summer toboggan run and Fly Line, is suitable for the whole family.

    If you are looking to cool off in summer, the Glacier Canyon at the lower Grindelwald glacier is just the place for you. Hike through rock galleries and tunnels along the roaring Lütschine.

    On Männlichen, you have the best views over the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. In winter, it is a large ski area linked 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 offers great skiing conditions until spring, and in summer is the starting point for numerous scenic hikes, in particular the Eiger Trail.

    Bussalp is a mecca for hikers and tobogganers in winter. If you hike from the First to the Faulhorn, you can enjoy the longest toboggan run in Europe as a reward.

    If you’re still in the mood for adrenaline after parachuting or a sightseeing flight, we can warmly recommend a paragliding flight from the First.

    The whole region is also ideal for exploring by mountain bike or e-bike.

  • Are there any beginner-friendly hiking trails in Grindelwald?

    Yes, Grindelwald offers several beginner-friendly hiking trails that provide easy routes with stunning views, suitable for all skill levels:

    • First – Bachalpsee – An easy and picturesque hike from First to Bachalpsee Lake, known for its scenic beauty and reflective waters
    • Männlichen – Kleine Scheidegg Panorama trail – An easy to moderate trail with unbeatable views of the Eiger North Face
    • Royal Walk Männlichen – venture up to the summit of Männlichen and experience impressive views of the Jungfrau panorama, and behind over the Lauterbrunnen valley, and further to Lake Thun.
    • Lieselotte Trail – Ideal for families, this trail meanders down to Holenstein with plenty to see and do along the way, from searching for crystals to blowing alphorns.
    • Bussalp – Bort – This moderate hike leads past alpine huts, forest clearings and stunning lookout points
    • Grindelwald – Glacier Canyon – Ideal for birdwatching, hiking and running, this trail loop gives you a glimpse of Grindelwald’s culture and its nature.
    • Grosse Scheidegg – Schwarzwaldalp – Explore varied terrain into the untouched paradise of Schwarzwaldalp
    • Bachalpsee Lake Trail: An easy and picturesque hike from First to Bachalpsee Lake, known for its scenic beauty and reflective waters.
    • Eiger Trail: While more challenging, the lower sections of the Eiger Trail are manageable for beginners, offering close-up views of the Eiger North Face.
    • Lütschental to Grindelwald: For those looking for a valley walk, this route offers an easier trek through beautiful pastoral landscapes alongside the Lütschine river, connecting the small village of Lütschental back to Grindelwald.
  • Can I explore Grindelwald independently, or are guided tours recommended?

    Exploring Grindelwald independently is a great option if you prefer a self-guided experience. However, guided tours can provide valuable insights into the region’s history and culture.

  • What is the altitude of Grindelwald, and can altitude sickness be a concern?

    Grindelwald is located at an altitude of approximately 1,034 meters (3,392 feet) above sea level. While altitude sickness is generally more common at elevations above 2,500 meters (8,200 feet), most visitors to Grindelwald do not experience altitude sickness due to its relatively low elevation. However, some of the surrounding attractions and activities, such as visiting the Jungfraujoch (Top of Europe), which is situated at around 3,454 meters (11,332 feet), may pose a risk for altitude sickness. Visitors planning to explore higher altitudes should acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and monitor their health for any symptoms of altitude sickness.

  • Are there family-friendly activities in Grindelwald?

    Yes, Grindelwald offers a variety of family-friendly activities suitable for all ages, including scenic cable car rides, easy hiking trails, adventure parks, and winter sports. These activities provide enjoyable experiences for both children and adults, making Grindelwald a great destination for family vacations.

    Grindelwald offers a variety of family-friendly activities, including scenic cable car rides, easy hiking trails, playgrounds and barbecue areas, and winter sports. Grindelwald First, with its Cliffwalk, First Flieger, First Glider, Mountain Carts and Trottibike certainly has something for everyone. The Pfingstegg toboggan run in summer is always a highlight. In the centre of town, the sports center has an indoor swimming pool and indoor rope park, also offering  something for bad weather days, as does the Glacier Canyon in summer. In winter there is a large children’s ski area in the village (Bodmi) and one on Männlichen and Kleine Scheidegg.

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

    Yes, it’s highly recommended to pre-book your accommodation, especially during peak seasons. Grindelwald 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 Grindelwald comfortably.

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

    Yes, Grindelwald hosts several special events and festivals throughout the year, attracting visitors with a range of interests. .Check the local events calendar for upcoming events during your visit. While specific events can vary from year to year, some annual highlights include:

    World Snow Festival (January): Artists from around the world gather in Grindelwald to transform huge blocks of snow into stunning sculptures, celebrating creativity and the beauty of winter.

    International Lauberhorn Race (January): The longest downhill ski race in the World Cup circuit – pure exhillaration.

    Land Art Festival (June): Marvel at art and nature every summer along the Erlenpromenade in Grindelwald

    Eiger Ultra Trail (July): This challenging trail running event attracts athletes from all over the globe, offering various distances, including the E101, a 101 km ultra marathon with breathtaking views of the Eiger North Face.

    Grindelwald Street Festival (July and August): During the street festival, the main street transforms into a festival. Bars, food carts, live music, activities and shows offer something for everyone

    Swiss National Day (August 1): – Celebrate Switzerland’s independence with lively parades, fireworks and cultural performances.

    Grindelwald Christmas Market (December): Set against a picturesque alpine backdrop, the market offers handmade crafts, festive foods, and warm drinks, perfect for experiencing Swiss holiday traditions.

  • How can I get to Grindelwald from Interlaken and other nearby towns?

    Grindelwald is easily accessible by train, car, or bus from Interlaken (around 30 minutes) and other surrounding towns. The scenic train journey, offering stunning views of the Bernese Alps, is highly recommended and you can buy your tickets here.

  • What are the nearby attractions worth exploring while staying in Grindelwald?

    Grindelwald, nestled in the majestic Swiss Alps, is not just a haven for skydiving enthusiasts and seekers of scenic flights but also a hub for exploring a wealth of natural wonders and cultural landmarks. Here’s a curated list of attractions near to Grindelwald that are worth visiting during your stay:

    • Staubbach Falls: Just a short walk from the center of Lauterbrunnen, the Staubbach Falls plunge nearly 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’s a geological wonder and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
    • Schynige Platte: This nature paradise can be reached by a historic cogwheel train from Wilderswil. This area is known for its alpine garden, showcasing over 650 species of plants, and offers hiking paths with stunning views of the Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau.
    • Wengen: A car-free village, Wengen is easy to reach by train or cable car from Grindelwald, or by train via 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.
    • Oberhofen Castle: Located on the shores of Lake Thun, this historic castle is a scenic drive from Grindelwald. Discover its beautiful gardens, visit the museum in the castle and enjoy the breathtaking views of the lake and mountains.
    • Interlaken with Lake Thun and Lake Brienz: Both lakes are easily accessible and offer opportunities for boat trips, swimming, picnics and leisurely walks along their shores. The crystal-clear water and mountain backdrop create a tranquil and picturesque setting.

    These attractions around Grindelwald provide a diverse range of experiences, from adrenaline-pumping adventures to serene nature walks, ensuring that every visitor finds something to cherish.

  • What are some popular hiking trails in Grindelwald?

    Grindelwald offers a plethora of hiking opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced hiker, there’s a trail for everyone to explore:

    • Grindelwald to First: This moderate hike takes you to the First top station, offering spectacular views of the Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau mountains. The trail is well-maintained, making it suitable for most hikers.
    • Eiger Trail: For those seeking a closer encounter with the iconic Eiger North Face, this trail offers unparalleled views. Starting from Eigergletscher station, it’s a challenging path that rewards hikers with breathtaking vistas.
    • Bachalpsee Lake: An easy to moderate hike from the First station leads to the stunning Bachalpsee Lake, known for its clear waters and reflection of the surrounding peaks. It’s perfect for families and photographers.
    • Grosse Scheidegg to First: A more demanding hike, this trail connects Grosse Scheidegg to First, traversing high alpine meadows with panoramic views of the Grindelwald valley and the Bernese Alps.
    • Pfingstegg to Baregg: This trail offers a moderate hike with views of the Grindelwald Glacier. Starting from the Pfingstegg cable car station, hikers can enjoy the sight of glacial landscapes and alpine flora.

    Each of these trails showcases the natural beauty of Grindelwald, from serene lake vistas to the imposing presence of the Eiger, providing memorable experiences for hikers of all skill levels.

VIEW ALL QUESTIONS

Our Skydives in Grindelwald

Check out our unique Jumps

SKYDIVE INTERLAKEN REVIEWS

Still not sure about jumping with us? Take a look at what other adventure seekers have to say about their experience at Skydive Interlaken.

NEWEST POSTS ABOUT GRINDELWALD

June 30, 2022

6 reasons why Switzerland is a top destination to go skydiving in Europe

Switzerland is a country that offers fantastic views and incredible locations. Known for being a destination where you can breathe in the clear mountain air, enjoy beautiful views, and try different activities.

Read More
January 10, 2023

Unique extreme activities in Switzerland : Tandem Wingsuit skydive

Ever seen those incredible guys in the “squirrel suits” and thought, “wow only in my dreams”? Well not anymore! Vincent and Ambroise from SkyVibration have been working on a truly unique experience – a world’s first, available right here in Interlaken Switzerland – a wingsuit tandem skydive!

Read More
October 8, 2020

Winter Skydiving over the Swiss Alps

Is it possible to go skydiving in the winter? Let’s explore why winter is the best time to go skydiving over the Swiss Alps!

Read More
Destination
WordPress Lightbox