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Matterhorn Glacier Paradise

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Zermatt, Switzerland

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icon3 to 6 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 7 more
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Ascend high into the Swiss Alps with a ticket to the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise from Zermatt. Ride the luxurious 3S cableway to Europe’s highest mountain station at 12,739 feet (3,882 meters) and absorb the panoramic views and mountain air. Visit the viewing deck for 360-degree views across 38 Alpine peaks, and enjoy snow tubing, a cinema lounge, and admission to the Glacier Palace, a wonderland of ice beneath the glacier.
  • Ride to the top of a glacier in a cable car decorated with Swarovski crystals
  • Take in stunning mountain views from 12,739 feet
  • Discover the magic of the Matterhorn Glacier Palace
  • Enjoy ice sculptures, snow tubing, and a cinema lounge
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Green-line bus between Zermatt train station - valley station Matterhorn glacier paradise
Snow tubing on the peak (in summer, only when conditions permit)
Cinema Lounge on the peak
Viewing platform with views of 38 mountains higher than 4'000 meteres and 14 glaciers
Entrance to the glacier palace
Transportation via cable car from Zermatt to the Matterhorn glacier paradise
Food and drinks at the peak restaurant (available to purchase)
Souvenirs at the peak shop (available to purchase)

Departure Point

Matterhorn Glacier Paradise, Schluhmattstrasse 28, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland

Departure Time

8:30 AM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 3 years
  • Dress code is warm clothes, all year round
  • Daily operation, according to the schedule and maintenance in May and November, please view additional info section
  • Operates in all weather conditions (except strong winds) - please dress appropriately
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • OPERATED BY Zermatt Bergbahnen AG

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Matterhorn Glacier Paradise?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Matterhorn Glacier Paradise.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Matterhorn Glacier Paradise?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Matterhorn Glacier Paradise.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Take the long cable car ride if you're not skiing and enjoy the views of snow capped mountains." See review
  • "It was cloudy when i got to the top it snowed heavily the day before, but it was still worth the experience." See review
  • "As it's not an actual tour, you can do everything at your own pace which is great." See review

Reviews

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Amazing View but pricey
Stephen_M
, Sep 2020
It was a pricey excursion but the views are breathtaking. The Cinema left a lot to be desired and there was no signage for the advertised Tubing which was unfortunate. The ice sculptures were decent but the advertised Ice Bar was not open nor were any of the shops possibly because it was a Sunday morning. We left the experience wondering if our money would have been better spent taking the railway to Gonergrat...
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Not a great excursion
Ami
, Feb 2020
Not what we expected. Not worth the money. The activities included did not meet expectations and were a waste of time. Thought ski pass was included.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Thank you very much for visiting Matterhorn glacier paradise and for taking the time to inform us about your remarks. We gladly verify the feedbacks of our customers so we can take the required steps if necessary to improve our products, quality as well as our provision of services.
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Beautiful
dharmalive
, Jan 2020
Matterhorn is one of the top peaks among Swiss mountains. To get to Matterhorn, you need to go to Zermatt station and catch the green line bus from there. Get down at the last stop and take the cable car to the top.. The view from the top is simply incredibe. There's ice clad mountains everywhere and usually the temperature is around -15deg. It truly feels like being in paradise and maybe that's why the name- Matterhorn glacier paradise. There will always be people skiing from the mountain top which to me was highly brave... I was really happy to visit this beautiful mountain top, it was my first time in Switzerland and well worth it. Although the view and the trip is great, there are a few things that I would recommend anyone planning to go 1) It is recommended that you go there early during the day. At around 315 pm, they began to close the restaurant and told me that the last cable car is till 330pm. This is why, I missed one of the views at the top, the section for glacier paradise. 2) It is better if you take the Swiss pass a day before the trip, it will be cheaper. On the same day the train ticket will be 300% more expensive. 3) You have to go to Zermatt station. From Zurich, this is almost 3 hours journey. Plan the trip accordingly. 4) It is mandatory that you wear clothes, gloves and a hood that allows you to withstand that temperature (around -15 deg). It will be freezing cold at the top, so you need to be careful. 5) If you're planning to ski, then gather equipment accordingly. They offer ski stuff at the location as well. At the top you have panaromic view, a restaurant, cinema lounge, glacier paradise, etc... Incredible place to be....
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What an experience!
Sahnid
, Jan 2020
Incredible views both from the cable car and at the top. We were lucky enough to have a very clear and sunny day. The altitude did affect me a little but all ok after a drink and fresh air! The ice palace was good too. As it's not an actual tour, you can do everything at your own pace which is great. One tip is that once you have gone in to the ice palace and come out, your ticket won't let you back in, so make sure you see everything you want to the first time. Well worth the money overall, loved it!
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Beautiful gondola ride
Jay R
, Nov 2019
Basically we took the gondola ride and the scenery is spectacular. We got off and looked around and had coffee and a tort at Restaurant Furri which was very nice. I didn’t see any signs for the activities that were advertised. So maybe we paid too much for a gondola ride.
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Matterhorn Glacier Paradise
FeenanDiamonds
, Aug 2019
Incredibly wonderful experience. I highly recommend. I felt like I was on top of the world, everything was so simple to follow
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100% Must Do in Zermatt
melissapeterson4
, Aug 2019
The Glacier Paradise was a BEAUTIFUL experience. The funicular was spectacular with 360 views of mountains, goats, and waterfalls from the ice melt. At the top, there were series of tunnels through the glaciers with ice sculptures, a theater, restaurant, snow tubing, and a panoramic view of the surrounding mountains. It wasn't crowded, there was plenty of room to navigate without other people being too bothersome, and you could even ski at the top!
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Don't miss it!
LReedNewnan_Georgia
, Jul 2019
I can't imagine going to Zermatt and not doing this! The views of the mountain are stunning. Going down an elevator into a glacier at 12,000 feet is an incredible experience.
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Worth the money!
FrequentFlier818896
, Jul 2019
Worth the money! Got to do everything at the top! Beautiful views from start to finish, and even more breathtaking at the top.
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The rides up to the top were great...
norriscathy1
, Jul 2018
The rides up to the top were great BUT altitude got to me and I wasn't able to walk the last 100 yds through the tunnel to the ice carvings. There were hundreds upon hundreds of teenagers with skis crowding the tunnel racing to get back to the lifts down not really caring who they ran over. When one of them threw up in the tunnel altitude sickness? that was all for me.
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