Ever wish you could just “fly away” from it all? Whether it’s a flight around the world-famous Matterhorn, over the rooftops of Bern’s UNESCO-designated Old Town or high above picturesque valleys and lakes in the Bernese Oberland, Switzerland’s spectacular scenery is best viewed from lofty heights in a helicopter.
With 14 locations, Swiss Helicopter is the largest helicopter company in Switzerland. Various sightseeing flights take off from the base in Belp and can be booked online. Whether you’re looking for a shuttle with a twist to take you to the Lauberhorn ski race in Wengen, an impressive Alpine backdrop for a romantic marriage proposal, or a rush of pure adrenalin while skydiving, the individualized offers from Swiss Helicopter ensure unique experiences and lasting memories.
For example, haven’t you always wanted to land on a glacier in the midst of the Bernese and Valais Alps? No problem. Swiss Helicopter offers a 60-minute flight over the Bernese Oberland, past the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau peaks and the famous Aletsch Glacier. Light snacks and drinks are even served on the Petersgrat ridge, surrounded by a breathtaking landscape of ice and snow. After the refreshments, you can enjoy the fantastic view over the Gastern valley, Kandersteg, Adelboden, Lenk and far into the distance – ranging from snow-covered mountain peaks to idyllic rolling hills.
In the mood for a bit of a history lesson? The "Castles and Lakes" helicopter tour over the shimmering turquoise waters of Lake Thun and the hilly Gantrisch region is just the thing. During the 20-minute flight, a total of 14 small yet imposing castles located on six lakes in the Gürbe and Aare valleys can be admired from a bird’s-eye view.
And anyone who simply can’t get enough of flying and would prefer to take over the controls themselves can complete the challenging helicopter pilot training course at Swiss Helicopter.