Switzerland is incredibly magical in winter. This post is dedicated to all the insanely awesome activities you can do here that are NOT skiing! So for those that say that you should only visit Switzerland in summer I suggest you taking a good look here cause I beg your pardon.
Dine in an Iglu
Yes, you can enjoy a Swiss fondue inside an iglu here in Switzerland! It’s an amazing winter experience and here are several locations where you can do it:
Iglu-Dorf Davos Klosters: Here you can find different packages. You can reserve a fondue only which costs around 28.- or spoil yourself with some mulled wine, a tour in the Iglu or even combine it with a snowshoeing trek.
Gstaad Iglu fondue: You can find similar deal in Gstaad with the same company and even a full moon fondue in case you wanna stuff yourself before bed and other cool options like torchlight walk to walk it off.
Zermatt Iglu Dorf: Zermatt has less options in terms of iglu experiences but you can still have a nice fondue and explore the huge variety of activities in the area in general.
Snow Village Leysin: the Village des Neiges is another fantastic location to enjoy a fondue in the iglu and some toboggan.
Tobogganing & Sledging
Uetliberg: Zurich’ home mountain is easily accessible and a wonderful getaway in any season with nice sledging trails and lovely view.
Tobogganing Park Leysin: Leysin is one of the best place for Tobogganing! Plus, there is the fondue iglu right next to it where you can enjoy a nice warm meal after going wild. Reservation is needed 72 hours in advance.
Jungfrau Region: The Jungfrau region is filled with sledging trails. Some are even super long! You can rent a sledge of bring your own- and in this link you will find all the locations in the region for a fun slide.
Gstaad: Gstaad offers different routes, for beginners, experts and even night sledging.
Gurten: For those around Bern this is a great option for some winter fun- only 17min from Bern’s central station.
Lucerne: There are quite a bunch of locations near Lucerne. Therefore, I will link here a link that includes all of them.
Engelberg: Engelberg is still considered a hidden gem but it is getting slowly discovered, It’s a wonderful winter destination and it offers several sledging activities.
Zermatt: Zermatt is another beautiful location for sledging- here you’ll find few options.
Huskey Sleigh Rides
Undoubtedly, when thinking about Switzerland dogs Sledding isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But there you go!
Here are few locations where you can enjoy a ride:
Glacier 3000: Glacier 3000 is a must visit in winter and contain several fun activities, Dogsledding is one of them. Other activities include: Peak walk, brunch with view, skiing, snowboarding and the alpine coaster.
Verbier: Verbier is another place where you can enjoy dogsledding. In addition to skiing of course, tobogganing and paragliding.
Zermatt: You can also have dogsledding in front of the famous Matterhorn!
Take an epic train ride
There are several amazing train rides that you can do here in Switzerland. While staying cozy and warm and enjoying breathtaking views.
GoldenPass Express: The brand new train took its very first ride on the 11.12.22. A breathtaking route between Montreux- Gstaad- Interlaken. Undoubtedly, these are all must seen destinations. The panoramic ride takes 03:15h and covered by the GA if you have one. There is also a very luxurious Prestige Class (in the Prestige class a seat reservation in mandatory and cost 30.-). If you want to see more you can check a video that I made taking this train.
The Belle Epoque Panoramic: A wonderful train ride that takes you back in time to the 1930s. This train ride is clearly my favorite, the interior of the train is simply breathtaking and besides the point that the 1st class is more spacious the 2nd class is just as beautiful. The train does the route: Montreux- Zweisimmen and the views on the way are incredible. Including the breathtaking lake Geneva, the mountains and the Swiss country side.
Bernina Express: Definitely one of the most touristic train rides in Switzerland. Bernina Express is taking you from Chur / St. Moritz – Valposchiavo – Tirano. But you can also book a part of the route if you find the trip too long. In this link you will find all the details and the viewing points.
The Gornergrat: This route is this iconic route where you always see a picture on Instagram with someone sticking his head off the train’s window and the Matterhorn is standing in the background. Definitely a must when in Switzerland.