Activity overview

Blausee is a small blue lake surrounded by idyllic woods. This relaxing walk takes you along well-marked, good quality footpaths along the bank of the river Kander and is a suitable hike for all ages.

At the lake, you can visit the Trout farm, take a boat ride on the crystal clear waters, or enjoy the BBQ areas available for you to use.

Schedule 

Times might change according to the weather and the group’s ability. There is an option to get the bus to/from Kandersteg train station directly to Blausee.

Start your hike following the river towards Kandersteg Village 08:30
Arrive at Hoh viewpoint 09:30
Follow the Kander river again signposted Blausee 09:45
Descend from Buel through the woods 10:00
Arrive at Blausee 10:30
Start hiking back to KISC 11:00
Arrive back at KISC 13:00
Pricing 

Bus Kandersteg - Blausee:

  • Price adult: CHF 6.80 (single ticket)
  • Price child: CHF 3,40 (single ticket)

Entrance fee to Blausee: SFr. 1,- payable at KISC reception (with group ticket). The group ticket can be borrowed from reception.

Important information 
  • You need to fill in the route card at reception, before your departure.
  • Please check at reception for the route conditions as they are reviewed regularly.
  • Leaflets containing more information on the exact route can be found in reception.
Equipment 
  • Rucksack - 20 to 40 litres
  • Hiking boots with ankle support (no trainers)
  • Waterproof jacket and waterproof trousers
  • Warm clothing - long trousers, fleece, warm hat and gloves (no jeans)
  • Sun protection - sun cream, sunglasses, sun hat
  • Water bottle - 2 litres
  • Food - packed lunch and snacks
  • Personal medication (asthma inhalers, etc.)
  • Pocket money (optional)
  • First aid kit
  • Hiking map, compass and whistle
  • Mobile phone
Awards & Badges 

You can get closer to achieving the following awards and badges, by completing this activity:

  • Eco Award
  • High Adventure Award
  • Swiss Explorer Award
  • KISC Challenge Award

More information about the awards and badges can be found here.

Go Eco!

This hike can be even more enjoyable when learning about the environment around you. The self-guided booklet below can help you explore the Alps the eco way. 

Attachments 
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PDF icon Blausee Eco Hike1.71 MB

Activity

Season 
Autumn (Sep, Oct, Nov)
Spring (Mar, Apr, May)
Summer (Jun, Jul, Aug)
Winter (Dec, Jan, Feb)
Guidance 
Self-guided
Location 
Kandersteg surroundings
Duration 2 hours from Kandersteg (one way)
Difficulty 
TSA Terrain level 
0
Price adult 
CHF 1.00
Price youth 
CHF 1.00
Price child 
CHF 1.00
Programme theme 
Eco Adventure
Category 
COVID Secure
Attractions & city breaks
Hiking
Tickets
Winter activities
Suitability 
Cubs
Scouts
Explorers
Rovers
Group size no limit
Minimum age limit 
from 8 years

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