Top Winterlaken activities without the snow

Winter activities and action-packed experiences away from the slopes

Just because there is not enough snow to go sledging or build a snowman, that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to enjoy in winter. Can you enjoy the winter without snow? Yes, of course! Here we share some experiences in the Bernese Oberland that allow you to savour the chill winter air without the snow.

  • Kayak over Lake Brienz

  • Various winter experiences in the air

  • Unwind on turquoise Lake Brienz

  • Exceptional tour of discovery on Lake Thun

  • Excursion destinations within easy reach

Winter kayaking on Lake Brienz

In winter, turquoise Lake Brienz is a place of peace and relaxation where snow-capped peaks and still waters combine to create a matchless idyll. Every thought of a winter kayaking tour? Admittedly, winter is not normally associated with kayaking – but paddling is even more of a magical experience in the winter months, and you have a drysuit to keep you warm.

Paragliding high above Interlaken

Like to soar up to the clouds and view Interlaken from above? During a paragliding flight lasting 10-20 minutes, you will drink in spectacular views of Lake Thun and Lake Brienz as well as the Three Peaks of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. For a unique souvenir, you can even take your own photos and videos.

Sealander on Lake Thun

In the winter months, you and your loved ones can enjoy a delicious fondue in a floating caravan in the bay of Spiez. Admire the stunning natural surroundings around Lake Thun as you dip bread in a fine cheese fondue. What a perfect experience on a winter’s day!

Wellness experience on Lake Brienz

The floating HotTugs on turquoise Lake Brienz are truly sensational. Filled with water warmed to 38 degrees, the hotpots promise sheer relaxation. Chug across the calm lake and admire the majestic slopes of the Brienzergrat ridge. A unique experience!

If that’s still not enough, here are some more experiences that don’t rely on snow:

Ice skating


Scenic flights

Treasure hunt: On the trail of the lost honey

St. Beatus caves


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