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Längfluh - Saas-Fee

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  • Gletschersee Längfluh
    Gletschersee Längfluh
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The trail’s motto is: From the glacier down to the village. From alpine views, refreshing glacier water and cool larch forests, it has everything.
Open
moderate
Distance 5.8 km
2:15 h
2 m
1,082 m
2,869 m
1,787 m
The trail starts at the “Längfluh” mountain station (Längflüe) and guides you over the slope below the “Dom” and along the glacier, reaching the cliffs of the “Längfluh” rocks. The hiker crosses the ski bridge unscathed. With a view of the “Spielboden” mountain restaurant and Saas-Fee, the path zigzags down the flank to “Spielboden” and, following a short rest, continues its way behind the restaurant over relatively steep terrain towards Saas-Fee. Following the “Gletscheralp”, the trail takes the hiker into the foothills of the larch forest and towards the “Gletschergrotte” restaurant, from where the path zigzags gently through the larch forest, passing the glacial lake and the old mill wheel. After descending from the moraine and into the meadows, you follow the tarmacked roads to the village of Saas-Fee.

Author’s recommendation

  •  Take your time to enjoy the glacier and mountain world on offer.
  • With a little luck, you can find tame marmots hidden away underneath the “Spielboden” mountain restaurant.
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Saastal Tourismus AG
Update: June 24, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,869 m
Lowest point
1,787 m
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Track types

Nature trail 30.11%Path 58.82%Road 10.44%Unknown 0.62%
Nature trail
1.8 km
Path
3.4 km
Road
0.6 km
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Rest stops

Längfluh
Spielboden
Mountain restaurant Gletschergrotte

Safety information

  • Pay attention to the cableway timetable.
  • Please do not feed the marmots with junk food. You could feed them with healthy food like carrots, lettuce and/or nuts.

Tips and hints

Saastal Tourismus AG
Obere Dorfstrasse 2
3906 Saas-Fee
Phone: +41 (0)27 958 18 58
E-Mail: info@saas-fee.ch
www.saas-fee.ch

Saastal Bergbahnen AG
Panoramastrasse 5
3906 Saas-Fee
Phone: +41 (0)27 958 11 00
E-Mail:
www.saas-fee.ch/bergbahnen

Restaurant Gletschergrotte
Kempf Sandra u. Kari
3906 Saas-Fee
Phone: +41 (0)27 957 21 60
E-Mail:
www.gletschergrotte.ch

Start

Station Längfluh, Saas-Fee (2,867 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'635'368E 1'103'779N
DD
46.084602, 7.895865
DMS
46°05'04.6"N 7°53'45.1"E
UTM
32T 414634 5104040
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Destination

Saas-Fee

Turn-by-turn directions

Station Längfluh - Spielboden - Gletscheralp -Gletschergrotte - Gletschersee - Saas-Fee

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

SBB to Visp, change to the PostBus towards Saas-Fee. At the Busterminal in Saas-Fee you walk through the village to the station of the Spielboden gondola lift.

Getting there

Kantonsstrasse to Visp, at the roundabout at the land bridge south towards Saas-Fee & Zermatt. At the ‘Killerhof’ roundabout (after Stalden) second exit towards Saas-Fee. At the crossing in Saas-Grund (after the church) turn right towards Saas-Fee. Follow the street until the car park at the entrance.

Parking

At the entrance to the public car park.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'635'368E 1'103'779N
DD
46.084602, 7.895865
DMS
46°05'04.6"N 7°53'45.1"E
UTM
32T 414634 5104040
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

In German: Wanderführer "Saas-Fee/Saastal" (Banzhaf/Retze/Zurbriggen) ISBN 978 -3-907099-32-2

Author’s map recommendations

Wanderkarte Saas-Fee 1:25'000 (ISBN 978-3-905756-25-8)

Hiking map Saas-Fee/Saastal

Equipment

  • Good footwear
  • Outdoor clothing
  • Weather-dependent clothing: always carry a waterproof jacket with
  • Headdress
  • Sunscreen
  • Bottle of water
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Camera
  • Hiking poles (optional)
  • Map/ printout of the hiking trail (click on "Print" to download)

First Aid Kit


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Status
Open
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
5.8 km
Duration
2:15 h
Ascent
2 m
Descent
1,082 m
Highest point
2,869 m
Lowest point
1,787 m
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