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Great Aletsch Glacier

At the View Point on the Aletschbord Belalp, you have the opportunity to see the impressive Aletsch Glacier and feel the uniqueness of this ice giant at first hand. The huge ice stream stretches over a length of 23 km from the Jungfrau region down to the Massa Gorge.

Climate change is leaving huge traces

Climate change is also affecting the mighty sea of ice. Global warming has taken on a worrying intensity at the Great Aletsch Glacier. The ice stream is losing up to 50 metres in length every year.

Facts and figures of the Great Aletsch Glacier

With its 23 km length and 11 billion tonnes, it is the longest glacier in the Alps. Due to the confluence of the Grosser Aletschfirn, Jungfraufirn, Ewigschneefeldfirn and Grüneggfirn, it has a total surface area of 86km2.


It takes about 400 years for a snowflake that has fallen from the sky in the nutrient area of the Jungfrau- or Aletschfirn to drip underneath from the glacier tongue.

Glacier tours

On a guided glacier tour you can experience the Great Aletsch Glacier in a particularly impressive way and learn interesting facts from trained professionals.
Glacier tours can be booked through the Belalp Alpin Center 

Stay at Hotel Belalp - closer to the glacier than ever before

The Hotel Belalp has been writing Alpine tourism history for more than 160 years. It is not only a witness of pioneering spirit and a popular excursion destination for all generations, but also a place to gather strength and inspiration.
It is open during the summer and winter seasons and can also be reserved for a wide variety of events - from weddings, to seminars, to employee and customer events.
Further information:


Great Aletsch Glacier
3914 Belalp

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