Geological sites

The Valais is home to some of the most impressive gorges, caves and grottos in the Alps. Whether by suspended bridge, gallery or boat, exploring the dark grottos and deep gorges of the Valais is an absolutely thrilling experience. This unique and magical world was shaped over millions of years by the immense forces of nature. And not only are the gorges and grottos spectacular in themselves – the story of their discovery has fascinated visitors for decades.

Ice cave in the Rhone glacier
Furka Pass Goms Switzerland
Nowhere else in Europe can you drive so close to a glacier as here. Easily accessed and always fascinating, the 100-metre long blue ice tunnel and ice chamber has been cut new into the Rhone glacier every year since around 1870. Cutting the ice cave takes about four weeks. The grotto is just short of 2300m above sea level on the Valais side, three km below the Furka pass. The entrance is approx. 180 metres from the Furka pass road and Hotel-Restaurant Belvédère. Ice cave in the Rhone glacier
Furka Pass
Furka Pass

Ice cave in the Rhone glacier

Nowhere else in Europe can you drive so close to a glacier as here. Easily accessed and always fascinating, the 100-metre long blue ice tunnel and ice chamber has been cut new into the Rhone glacier every year since around 1870. Cutting the ice cave takes about four weeks. The grotto is just short of 2300m above sea level on the Valais side, three km below the Furka pass. The entrance is approx. 180 metres from the Furka pass road and Hotel-Restaurant Belvédère.

Season:
June - October