Fixed rope routes

Via Ferrata Britannia

Klettersteig Britannia



The newest via ferrata in the Saas Valley offers a breathtaking climbing experience and a unique view of the Allalin and Mattmark regions.




1.71 km


2:45 h


The Britannia via ferrata promises thrills and unique views of the Saas mountains. The level of difficulty of the via ferrata is between K-3 (moderately difficult) and K-4 (difficult), some climbing experience is an advantage.

The route to the start leads from the Britannia hut in the direction of the glacier path/Mattmark. The first challenge begins right at the start, where you climb up the rock and over individual climbing aids to an easier traverse in the rock. With a view of the Britannia hut, the route climbs again and remains exciting. After around two thirds of the via ferrata, the rock forms a small "plain" that invites you to take a breather. This is followed by the most spectacular part on the ridge of the Hinner Allalin. Here the spectacular view opens up on all sides.

The blue and white marked descent leads over the Hohlaub Glacier back to the Britannia Hut. There may be snowfields in some places at any time.



Turn-by-turn directions

From Morenia station via Egginerjoch and Chessjen area to the Britannia Hut.

From the Britannia Hut to the entrance, via the via ferrata up to the ridge of the Mittel Allalin and back to the Britannia Hut.


Britannia Hut (3027m)


Britannia Hut (3027m)

Author's recommendation

How about an overnight stay at the Britannia Hut?

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Best time of the year

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  • Summit route
  • Round trip
  • Refreshment stops available
  • Classic via ferrata
Getting there

Public transport

Take the SBB to Visp and change there to the post bus in the direction of Saas-Fee (bus 511). From the Busterminal, walk to the AlpinExpress or Felskinn cable cars and ride to the Morenia station. From here you hike to the Britannia Hut.


Saas-Fee/Saastal can easily be reached by car from all directions, whether from Switzerland or abroad.You can reach us via Bern via the Lötschberg car transport from the north. You come over the Furka Pass or the Furka car transport from the east.From the south, you can reach us via the Simplon Pass or Simplon car transport, and from the west, you drive via Lausanne along the Rhône valley to Visp and towards Saas-Fee.

From Visp, drive south in the direction of Saas-Fee. At the "Killerhof" roundabout after Stalden, take the second exit towards Saas-Fee. In Saas-Grund, turn right after the church in the direction of Saas-Fee.


You will find parking spaces in the car park directly at the entrance to Saas-Fee.


  • Mountain boots
  • Rope harness
  • Via ferrata safety set with shock absorber
  • helmet
  • Outdoor clothing: Always carry a waterproof jacket
  • sun protection
  • Liquids and food
  • Emergency first-aid kit
  • Rescue blanket
  • Mobile phone
  • Navigation tool

Safety information

Use of the Via Ferrata and the information on this website is at your own risk.

  •  Plan your trip carefully, taking into account the fitness and ability of all participants, as well as the weather forecast and seasonal conditions.

  • Wear the correct equipment: mountain boots, harness, via ferrata kit with shock absorbers and helmet.

  • Check with the mountain guide offices for any special requirements and take a mountain guide with you if you have no experience of via ferrata climbing.

  • Do not attempt via ferratas in rain, thunderstorms, fog or strong winds.

  • Carry a first aid kit, a rescue blanket and a mobile phone.

  • Inform others of your route and, if possible, never go alone.

  • Check the opening times of the mountain railways.

Additional information

Saastal Tourismus AG
Obere Dorfstrasse 2
3906 Saas-Fee
Phone: +41 (0)27 958 18 58

Britannia Hütte SAC
CH- 3906 Saas-Fee
Phone: +41 (0) 27 957 22 88


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