Frundenhutte at night

Activity overview

Spend a night on the edge of the Frunden glacier, looking out over the beautiful lake of Oeschinensee.

This hut is situated at the top of a rock knoll and immediately under the Fründen Glacier. The route consists of a series of long but moderately graded zigzags—gaining 1000m in little over 2km. A diverse and exciting route with spectacular views. As of 2020, the route to Fründenhutte has been re-directed around the back of Oeschinensee on an exposed technical alpine route. Comfort with heights and a via ferrata kit is recommended.


This is only a guide. Times might change according to the weather and the group’s ability, but you will need to be there at 18:00 for dinner.

Day 1

09:00 Leave KISC
09:45 Take the Gondola to Oeschinensee and begin hiking to the hut
16:00 Arrive at the hut
18:00 Eat dinner

Day 2

07:00 Breakfast
08:00 Begin walking back down
12:30 Take the gondola down from Oeschinensee
13:00 Arrive back at KISC
  • Overnight adult price: CHF 58.00 (not available on Saturday)
  • Overnight child price: CHF 58.00 (not available on Saturday)
Price includes: Overnight stay in the hut, dinner (no drinks included, but you can buy your own drinks at the hut - Cash Only) and breakfast. Guest cancellation policy can be found here.
Taking the gondola is recommended. Gondola tickets can either be purchased from reception at the centre or through the online form under the name "Oeschinensee Gondola". More information about the cable car can be found here.​
Important information 
  • You need to fill in the route card at reception, before your departure.
  • As of 2020, the route to Fründenhutte has been re-directed around the back of Oeschinensee on a technical alpine route. Comfort with heights and a via ferrata kit is recommended. 
  • 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.
  • There is no fresh drinking water available at the hut.
  • It is important that you take all of your rubbish with you back to KISC.
  • A sheet sleeping bag liner is necessary for the overnight. If you do not have one then you can rent a sleeping bag liner from Reception for a CHF 3.00 fee and CHF 50.00 deposit (subject to availability).
  • 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

Extra equipment for overnight activities:

  • Sheet sleeping bag liner (not a regular sleeping bag)
  • Torch
  • Food - dinner and breakfast
Awards & Badges 

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


Summer (Jun, Jul, Aug)
Kandersteg surroundings
Duration 1.5 days
TSA Terrain level 
Price adult 
CHF 58.00
Price child 
CHF 58.00
Programme theme 
High Adventure
Mountain huts
Group size 1 - 20
Minimum age limit 
from 14 years