The Rhone glacier in the Swiss Alps has several claims to fame. It is the source of the Rhone River, the largest glacier in the Urner Alps, and it contributes plenty of water to beautiful Lake Geneva.
Travelers love the stunning views of nearby mountaintops and the pristine blue lake and say the scenic Furka Pass offers easy access to the picturesque glacial scenery. Curious visitors can also pay a nominal fee to venture inside the glacier, where it’s possible to explore ice caves on a self-guided tour.
Rhone glacier is located in Oberwald municipality and is accessible from the Furka Pass. Travelers can park at the Belvedere Hotel, where the walk to the glacier is just a few hundred meters. Several paths allow for up close access to the glacier. Travelers should be prepared to pay for toilets. A walk inside the glacier costs around 10 Swiss Francs.