Glaciers

The pristine Valais glaciers offer an unparalleled natural spectacle, which is why they have been designated as part of the UNESCO World Heritage. The giant rivers of ice are a wonder of nature, as impressive as they are instructive. Deep, dangerous crevasses, giant moraines and wild glacial creeks illustrate the incredible forces of the ice. This is an incomparable world that waits to be discovered: numerous hikes, routes and guided tours offer terrific views of the glaciers – and insights into their icy secrets.

Lower Arolla Glacier
Arolla Val d'Hérens Switzerland
Easily accessible on foot from the village of Arolla, the “Lower Arolla Glacier”, situated below the Mont Collon glacier, has a length of 1.5 km. Imagine that during the Little Ice Age it was going 2 km further down the valley and almost reached the village of Arolla. It was even possible to cross the Collon pass to go to Aoste! For simple hiking enthusiasts or geology passionates, the area around the Lower Arolla Glacier is a real paradise absolutely worth to discover! Lower Arolla Glacier
Arolla
Arolla

Lower Arolla Glacier

Easily accessible on foot from the village of Arolla, the “Lower Arolla Glacier”, situated below the Mont Collon glacier, has a length of 1.5 km. Imagine that during the Little Ice Age it was going 2 km further down the valley and almost reached the village of Arolla. It was even possible to cross the Collon pass to go to Aoste! For simple hiking enthusiasts or geology passionates, the area around the Lower Arolla Glacier is a real paradise absolutely worth to discover!

Altitude: 2150-2600 m
Length: 1.5 km