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Britanniahütte im Winter

Britanniahütte im Winter

Weg zur Britanniahütte

Weg zur Britanniahütte

Tour description

This winter hike set amidst glorious glacial scenery follows the short yet technically challenging path between the Felskinn mountain station and the Britannia mountain hut (please consult the tourist and cableway offices for information on the condition of the trail). The initial part of the trail crosses the Chessjen glacier and continues on to the Egginerjoch. From there, the path branches off to the right and heads south to the Britannia mountain hut at 3,030 m a.s.l. Here, hikers are rewarded with an unforgettable view over the Allalin glacier and the Mattmark area and its eponymous reservoir – Europe’s largest natural reservoir.
The Britannia mountain hut was first built in 1912 and underwent renovations in 1997 to transform it into a new, modern hut. It is the most-visited Swiss Alpine Club (SAC) hut in the Alps and the starting point for the famous Haute Route.
Ask at the tourist office or the cableway stations for information on the condition and opening times of this high-Alpine path.


Pay attention to the cableway timetable.
The path will be cleared from late February.
The Britannia mountain hut is open in March and April. Please pay attention to the hut’s current opening times.

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Places along the route: Felskinn - Britanniahütte


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Tour history (B05901)

First published: Donnerstag, 6. November 2014

Last updated: Montag, 22. Februar 2016

Tour published by: Presented by www.saas-fee.ch

Tour characteristics

Distance: 2.8 km | Time requirement: 1½ h
Ascent: 201 m | Descent: 160 m
Highest point: 3030 m.a.s.l.

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Saas-Fee/Saastal Tourismus
Obere Dorfstrasse 2
3906 Saas-Fee
Tel.: +41 (0)27 958 18 58
E-Mail: info@saas-fee.ch
Homepage: www.saas-fee.ch

Saastal Bergbahnen AG
Panoramastrasse 5
3906 Saas-Fee
Tel. +41 (0)27 958 11 00
E-Mail: bergbahnen@saas-fee.ch
Homepage: www.saas-fee.ch/bergbahnen

Britanniahütte SAC
3906 Saas-Fee
Tel. +41 (0)27 957 22 88
E-Mail: cabane.britannia@saas-fee.ch
Homepage: www.britannia.ch