Matterhorn Glacier Paradise is located on the Klein Matterhorn, a mountain peak in the Pennine Alps that stands at an elevation of 3,883 meters (12,740 feet) above sea level. The retreat is accessible by cable cars that take visitors from the town of Zermatt up to the Klein Matterhorn.
Here is everything you need to know if you plan to travel to Matterhorn Glacier Paradise from Zermatt.
With this route, you can take a quick detour to Schwarzsee where you will find the Matterhorn sign with which you can take pictures. You would also see the Matterhorn from a different angle from here.
Zermatt to Furi : Walk or take a bus to Zermatt Bergbahnen, the cable car station located at the southern end of Zermatt. From here, ride the gondola to Furi.
Furi to Schwarzsee : Take a quick detour and view the Matterhorn from a different perspective by taking a cable car to Schwarzsee from Furi which takes roughly 8 minutes.
Schwarzsee to Trockener Steg : Ride another gondola from Schwarzsee for another 9 minutes to reach to Trockener Steg.
Trockener Steg to Matterhorn Glacier Paradise : From Trockener Steg, take a futuristic cable car to reach the summit. This ride is about 8 minutes.
This route is more direct and slightly faster than the route through Schwarzsee, but it is not available all day. In the summer, the cable car from Furi to Trockener Steg operates only during the early morning hours.
Zermatt - Furi : Take the 5 min ride from Zermatt to Furi and at Furi, change your cable car for Trockener Stegg.
Furi-Trockener Steg : Take a 7 minute ride from Furi to Trockener Steg
Trockener Steg to Matterhorn Paradise : To reach the summit, you may take either the advanced cable car known as the Matterhorn Glacier Ride, or the classic red cable car for the final ascent, which takes approximately 8 minutes.
Experience the majestic beauty of the highest glacier palace in the world: the Glacier Palace at the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise. Located at an elevation of 3883 meters, this enchanting place is filled with intricate ice sculptures and ancient ice formations that will transport you to a magical, fairy tale-like world. You'll be in awe of the stunning natural ice formations and the artistic ice sculptures that are crafted annually
The Breithorn Tunnel at the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise is home to the Cinema Lounge, Europe's highest movie theater. Visitors can learn about the alpine world of Zermatt through engaging film clips that showcase topics such as mountaineering, local flora and fauna, ski lifts, and ice and snow. These films last several minutes each.
From the highest viewing platform in Europe, visitors can take in a breathtaking alpine view that encompasses three countries: France, Italy, and Switzerland. The 360° panorama offers breathtaking views of 38 peaks over 4000 meters and 14 glaciers, including the Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau in the north, the Breithorn's rocky north face in the west, and Mont Blanc, the highest peak in Europe, in the east. It's impossible to get enough of this stunning vista.
A. The total travel time is around 30 minutes to reach Matterhorn Glacier Paradise from Zermatt.
A. From Zermatt you have to reach Furi via cable car. From Furi there are two routes to reach Matterhorn Glacier Paradise.
A. You ideally need to change 2 cable cars, one at Furi and then at Trockener Steg. But if you take a detour at Schwarzsee then you have to change cable cars thrice.
A. The round trip would cost around CHF 90.50 per person. The prices vary according to season.
A. No, you cannot travel from Zermatt to Matterhorn Glacier Paradise by car since Zermatt is car-free.
A. Zermatt - Furi - Trockner Stegg - Matterhorn Glacier is the shortest route to Matterhorn Glacier Paradise from Zermatt.
A. Taking a detour at Schwarzsee is the more scenic route to Matterhorn Glacier Paradise from Zermatt.
A. You can reach Matterhorn Glacier Paradise only by cable-cars from Zermatt.