Steinbock Hotel, Swiss, Gasterntal

Activity overview

This family owned mountain hotel has been welcoming guests since 1914.

This hut is accessible by foot with a nice hike up the valley or by bus. The hotel has 45 beds in different standards of rooms and a restaurant serving traditional Swiss dishes.


This is only a guide. Times might change according to the weather and the group’s ability.

Leave KISC at 13:00 and begin to walk up into the Gastern Valley. Take a short break at hotel Waldhaus before heading towards Hotel Steinbock. This will allow you enough time to arrive for dinner at the hut.  

Day 1

14:00 Leave KISC
15:00 Follow route 14 from Waldhus
17:00 Arrive at Hotel Steinbock in Selden

Day 2

08:30 Start hiking down to KISC
10:00 Go down from Waldhus to KISC
11:00 Arrive back at KISC
  • Price adult: CHF 44.00 (CHF 47.00 Friday - Sunday)
  • Price child: CHF 44.00 (CHF 47.00 Friday - Sunday)

Price includes: overnight at the hut, dinner and breakfast. Guest cancellation policy can be found here.

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.
  • 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.
  • 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:

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

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


Summer (Jun, Jul, Aug)
Kandersteg surroundings
Duration Afternoon + Morning the next day
TSA Terrain level 
Price adult 
CHF 44.00
Price child 
CHF 44.00
Programme theme 
More adventure
COVID Secure
Mountain huts
Group size 1 - 30
Minimum age limit 
from 10 years