INTERLAKEN: WHAT TO BRING

The ultimate guide 2024!

Congratulations! You’ve booked yourself on some amazing activities in Interlaken and you’re ready for the trip of a lifetime! Now the countdown is underway and it’s time to think about the other details like where to meet, where to park, what to bring and what to expect. Here are our insider tips to help you breeze through the housekeeping so you can focus on the fun stuff.

Don’t find out the hard way … know before you go!

General

Before the trip

Eat a good breakfast. Adventure activities require energy, so fuel up beforehand.

Prepare some snacks and drinks to bring with you - you'll be hungry and mostly likely couple of sandwiches or an energy bar with some tea won't be enough.

Meeting points

Hopefully, you chose the correct meeting point when you made your booking. If not you can always call up and change it.

Most trips include a free pickup from the designated location you choose around Interlaken. Please make sure that you wait at the agreed meeting point on time. In the event of delays or no-shows, there is no entitlement to a refund or rebooking.

If you are traveling by car, consider parking at the train station and meeting there.

There is a large parking area close by called "Parkplatz Eissportzentrum" on Tellweg.

Wait outside your hotel for pick up but don’t panic if the driver isn’t immediately there. Usually, one bus has to collect everyone from around town and sometimes people are late. Try to not be one of those people!

Weather

The weather plays an important role in outdoor activities. It always pays to check with the operator a day or 2 before and check there are no cancellations.

Read our weather post for more details

Dress according to the weather, and imagine it being slightly colder. Think about flying through the air, or getting out of the water, or waiting in the shade. You will be cooler than when standing on the ground in the sun in the middle of Interlaken.

Summer Activities

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Helmet

Outdoor Interlaken provides safety harnesses for each person on a canyoning trip

Harness

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Light lunch
(Grimsel & Chli Schliere)

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Warm gear for after the trip
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Cameras
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Watches

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You will often get changed outdoors so wearing your swimsuit underneath your clothes can make things easier

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Lifejacket

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Helmet

Also bring

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Warm gear for after the trip
(if it's cold)

What to bring. Do I need cash?

Money
(for videos)

Don't bring

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Cameras

(policy forbids having camera)

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Phones
(even if they're waterproof)

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Jewelry

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Watches

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You can wear glasses if you want, just bring a band to keep them attached.

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Jumpsuit

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Camera
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Money
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Flip Flops

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Spectators can join the trip but only if there are free seats in the bus.

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Harness

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Gloves

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Camera (will have to secure it)

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Raincoat
(if necessary)

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Cash for snacks

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Scarves

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Large coats that extend past your knees

Good to know

There are lockers available to leave all your valuables

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Splash Jacket

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Life Jacket

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Camera

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Sun Cream

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Your pets

Good to know

You will get wet when you sit at the front

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What to bring Bungee Jumping

Harness

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Something to eat

(Bungy jump might take 5h)

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Extra warm clothes

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Camera (no cameras during the jump)

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Jewelry or anything you might lose in freefall

Good to know

It can get cold while you wait for everybody to jump so bring something warm.

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Helmet

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Warm clothes

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Shoes

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Camera (if it can be attached to a safety cable)

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Cash
(for videos & photos)

Don't bring

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Large cameras

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Shoes with heels

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Flip Flops

Good to know

The air is a lot colder when you are flying through it. Imagine the current temperature on a windy day and dress appropriately.

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What to bring hang gliding

Helmet

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Shoes
(if needed)

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Harness

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Jacket & Gloves
(on cold days)

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Camera

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Mobile phone

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Sunglasses

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Windbreaker
(on colder days)

Don't bring

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Large cameras
(on the flight)

Good to know

Anything you bring can be left in the bus before take-off and collected afterwards on the ground.

Winter Activities

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Ticket for BodmiARENA

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Ski Gloves

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Ski pants

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Jacket

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Sunglasses or Goggles

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Money for lunch

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Suncream

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Camera

Good to know

The temperature can change a lot from morning/afternoon to midday. We recommend layering your clothes, so you can always take something off or put something on ????

If you don’t have your own gear, you can rent everything from the Outdoor Interlaken shop.

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Pick up/drop off - designated location

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Skis or Snowboard

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Boots

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Helmet

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Transport to the slopes

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Ticket for BodmiARENA

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Instruction

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Ski Gloves

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Ski pants

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Jacket

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Sunglasses or Goggles

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Money for lunch

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Suncream

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Camera

Good to know

The temperature can change a lot from morning/afternoon to midday. We recommend layering your clothes, so you can always take something off or put something on ????

If you don’t have your own gear you can rent from the Outdoor Interlaken shop

Provided

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Professional Guides

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Pick up/drop off - designated location

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Sled

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Cable Car Ticket

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Warm winter clothing

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Ski Gloves

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Ski pants

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Jacket

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Snow shoes

Good to know

If you don’t have your own gear, you can rent everything from the Outdoor Interlaken shop.

Provided

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Professional Guides

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Pick up/drop off - designated location

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Snowshoes

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Snacks & Drinks

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Cable Car Ticket

Also bring

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Ski Gloves

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Ski Pants & Jacket

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Sunglasses or goggles

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Camera

Good to know

If you don’t have your own gear, you can rent everything from the Outdoor Interlaken shop.

Provided

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Professional Guides

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Pick up/drop off - designated location

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Snowshoes

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Sled

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Boots

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Fondue Lunch

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Cable Car Ticket

Also bring

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Ski Gloves

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Ski Pants & Jacket

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Sunglasses or goggles

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Camera

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Suncream

Good to know

If you need some gear, Outdoor Interlaken has everything for rent before you head off.

Provided

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All necessary equipment

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Professional Pilot

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Hotel pick up/drop off

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Warm clothing & Shoes if needed

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Decent footwear

Good to know

Pilots can film and take photos throughout the flight which you can purchase after.

Provided

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All necessary equipment

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Professional Jumpmaster

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Pick up/drop off - designated location

Also bring

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Decent footwear

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Winter clothing

Good to know

Jumpmaster’s can film and take photos throughout the jump which you can purchase after.

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