Welcome in the Geltenhütte!
We open this friday, 26th February.
Skitouring from February until end of April
The Geltenhütte is in the nature reserve Gelten-Iffigen.
Some beautiful ski tours are waiting for you.
Most people arrive from Glacier 3000 -Arpelistock-Geltenhütte and they stay for 2 nights to explore the region ( Geltenhorn, Schafhorn, Hühnerhorn, Wildhorn)
You need to book.
Please note that the BAG rules also apply in the mountains.
Keep distance. Take your own disinfectant.
Carry your own garbage down into the valley.
No overnight stay without reservation.
Inner sleeping bag and pillow suit are compulsory. Both can be rented in the hut.
The number of overnight guests is reduced.
Thanks for your cooperation and enjoy winter in the mountains.
In winter the Gelten offers you many options for skitouring.
In summer the tour starts at Lauenensee, which you can reach by car or by bus. After 2 hours and 600m altitude you reach the Geltenhütte. On the way up you see plemty of water. The Geltenschuss is a big waterfall. It is also possible to come up with childern. We recommend the age from 6 .
Once there, we offer drinks and food and good wine. If you like to sleep in the hut, you have to do a reservation in advance. It`s not possible to make a reservation for a table at lunch time.
There is a nice circle walk Geltenhütte- Furggental-Rottal-Geltenhütte 2h T2
We wish you all the best for exploring the valley Gelten.
✔Geltenhütte 2002m, Berner Oberland
✔Start: Lauenensee parking CHF 8.-- or bus from Gstaad
✔Start in winter: Col du Pillon -Glacier 3000 (with cable car) after Arpelistock/Geltenhütte
The road from Lauenen to Lauenensee can be closed in winter. Please ask.
✔You need to book in advance
✔The owner is SAC Oldenhorn it's a swiss alpine hut
✔Nice dormitories with duvet,
✔Dinner at 18.30
✔Breakfast from 7h00 to 8h00 or by arrangement
✔Silence at 22h00
✔dogs-please call us before
✔Slippers in the hut
✔Hut sleeping bag compusory
✔Bring your own pillow suit or hire it in the hut
The hut provides full service from end of February until end of Avril
mid June to end October depending the weather conditions
Lauenensee-Geltenhütte 2h T2
Geltenhütte- Furggental-Rottal-Geltenhütte 2h T2 very nice!!
Geltenhütte- Arpelistock- Geltenhütte T4 6h
Iffigenalp-Stieretungel-Chüetungel-Geltenhütte 5-6h T3
Lenk Bettelberg-Geltenhütte 4h T3
Geltenhütte - Barrage du Sanetsch T4
Geltenhütte-Wildhornhütte 4h T3
Geltenhütte-Cabane des Audannes T3-T4 Click here for the map:
This summer the hut has only 50 beds available. (CORONA)
The hut has normaly 83 beds in 10 rooms. The rooms are comfortable and we show you the division when you arrive.
Bed covers are in the hut.
You need to bring up a hut sleeping bag and a pillow suit.
You can also hire a hut sleeping bag in the hut for 5.-
You can also hire a pillow suit for 4.-
Silence is at 22h00
Prices with half board
CAS young people
CAS young people
childern until 6 years
hiring a hut sleeping bag per time
shower (if enough water)
with towel 8.00
hiring a pillow suit
We offer simple food and drinks. We cook until 15h00.
We have also regional beer and some really good wine.
If you wish no alcohol we recommend a cherry lemonade, that' s good for your muscles..
Dinner is served at 18.30h for everybody.
If you are vegeterian, please tell us in advance with your inspriction.
Breakfast is from 07.00 until 08.00 o' clock. If you are planing a long tour, we can arrange other time.
By gluten allergy please let us know and bring your own bread with you.
Lunch for the next day can be ordered when you arrive.
TELEFON, ELECTRICITY & WLAN
With Swisscom you will have connection on the north side of the hut.
WLAN is not accessible for guests. If you would like to have WLAN, you have to work in the hut.
Power is coming from solar energy and hydropower.
In winter the resources are scare.
You can charge your cell phone.
If you would like to bring your dog with along, you need to call us in advance.
Dogs are not allowed in the sleeping and eating rooms.
If your dog is not used to sleep alone, we can offer the old eating room with a mattress for your dog and you. But only, if there are not more than 30 people in the hut.
The Geltenhütte is in the nature reserve Gelten-Iffigenalp-your dog has to be on the leash all the time.
Costs: 10.- per dog
The Geltenhütte was originally used for farmers. The hut had a lower standpoint Current alpinists came up in early days for tours.
In 1940, an avalanche destroit the accommodation. The SAC rebuilt the hut.
In a few years, more and more people discovered the alps and there was not enough place any more.
In 1969 many voluntaries built the new hut at the currents standpoint.
2014 the SAC Oldenhorn renovated the hut and also a own water hydro was buildet.
What started small and simple became to a comfortable accommodation in the alps.
We should never forget, that we are on 2002m and no road is coming up.