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.


This is a reccomended schedule. Please bear in mind that times will vary depending on the weather and the groups ability but you will need to be there at 18:00 for dinner.

Day 1

12:30 Leave KISC
13:00 Take the Gondola to Oeschinensee and begin hiking to the hut
17:30 Arrive at the hut
18:00 Eat dinner

Day 2

07:00 Breakfast
08:00 Begin walking back down
11:00 Take the gondola down from Oeschinensee
11:45 Arrive back at KISC
  • Overnight Adult price: CHF 52.00
  • Overnight Child price: CHF 52.00
  • Price includes: Overnight stay in the hut, dinner and breakfast
  • Price does not include: Oeschinensee gondola tickets, packed lunch
  • Cancellation: Activity provider’s cancellation policy can be found here.
  • Gondola tickets from Kandersteg to Oeschinensee can be purchased from reception at KISC.
Important information 
  • Before your departure, you need to fill in a Route Card at Reception
  • From KISC to Oeschinensee the path is on a Wanderweg and there are no real difficulties to be aware of.  
  • From Oeschinensee the path through the forest gets slippery in wet weather.  
  • The rest of the track is on steep terrain and in places cables are in place to aid you. Care should be taken.
  • This hut needs to be booked in advance: it is likely to become fully booked in the busy summer months
  • There is no fresh drinking water available at the hut.
  • It is expected that you will be on time for dinner so please don’t be late!
  • It is important that you take all of your rubbish with you back to KISC.
  • A sheet sleeping bag liner is required 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.
  • This overnight is not available on Saturdays. 
  • Comfortable rucksack
  • Boots with ankle support (no trainers)
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers
  • Water bottle (minimum 1 litre, 2 litres in hot weather)
  • Warm clothing (long trousers, fleece, no jeans)
  • Sun hat and a warm hat
  • Gloves
  • Special medication if needed
  • Sun cream
  • Sun glasses
  • Packed food
  • Money                                   
  • First Aid Kit
  • Hiking Map, Compass & Whistle
  • Mobile Phone
  • Sleeping bag liner required if staying at hut
Awards & Badges 

By completing this activity, you can get closer to achieving the following Awards and Badges: 

  • Hüttentest: Fründenhütte                    
  • Swiss Explorer Award


Summer (Jun, Jul, Aug)
01.06.2019 to 30.09.2019
Kandersteg surroundings
Duration 1.5 days
TSA Terrain level 
Price adult 
CHF 52.00
Price child 
CHF 52.00
Programme theme 
High Adventure
Mountain huts
Group size 1 - 60
Minimum age limit 
from 14 years