Hotel Belvédère: The Iconic Swiss Hotel on The Edge of a Glacier


Located in one of the snowiest regions in Switzerland, the Furka Pass is considered to be one of the most iconic, exhilarating and exciting drives through the Swiss Alps. The scenic road with its tight switchbacks curving up the picturesque mountainside attracts countless tourists. There’s the Rhone Glacier, with its ice grotto — a 328-foot-long tunnel drilled through the glacier — and attractive options for hiking, climbing and skiing to keep tourists busy. It’s at one point near the top of the pass — where it comes within 650 feet of the Rhone Glacier — that you will find the decades old Hotel Belvédère. Nowhere else in the world can you drive a car so close to the edge of a glacier, check into a hotel room with balconies overlooking the massive river of ice, and then walk down a paved path to the glacier below.