Guide to Interlaken skydive holidays

Apr 29, 2016 BY AWE365 Team

Interlaken, a jewel in the centre of Switzerland, is one of those places that stays in your memory forever: wide, café-studded boulevards; lushly manicured gardens; cliff-fringed edges; cobblestone roads winding through town. Of course, if cafés and cobblestones don’t really do it for you then perhaps you are more interested in Interlaken skydive holidays?

Interlaken skydiving image courtesy of Skydive interlaken2

Interlaken adventure capital of Switzerland

Interlaken’s beauty is run through with gleaming streaks of adrenaline. On a sunny day, colourful paragliders constantly sweep through the skies overhead. Speedboats power merrily on the lakes that border two sides of the city, often towing wakeboarders.

A central rock climbing gym gets climbers ready to tackle the many walls within a short drive. Plus of course there are the Grindelwald and Wengen ski areas within easy access from Interlaken so skiers and snowboarders can have a skydive whilst on a winter sports holiday.

It’s no surprise that skydiving, the granddaddy of all extreme sports, has found a home here. You won’t be in town long before you see a skydiver coming in for a landing, and it’s likely that skydiver jumped from a helicopter operated by Skydive Interlaken, the local dropzone. They operate every day of the year with winter Interlaken skydiving taking place in the area’s world-renowned snow.

Interlaken skydiving image courtesy of Skydive interlaken

Interlaken skydive holidays: Helicopter heaven

Although there is a beautiful grassy airfield 30 miles outside of town, Interlaken skydiving is mainly done from helicopters. Skydive Interlaken runs a helipad on the edge of town at the mouth of the Lauterbrunnen Valley. The Whirlybird helicopters take tandem jumpers and experienced skydivers for jaw-dropping Alpine flights before releasing their hollering payloads.

Skydive Interlaken jumps in front of the famous Eiger and Jungfrau mountain panorama guaranteeing spectacular views into snowy Swiss Alps. You can see glaciers, peaks, cliffs and waterfalls before you jump over the city of Interlaken which is embedded between 2 lakes.

During Interlaken skydiving holidays your skydive can be combined with a breathtaking flight around the Eiger peak, with the jump taking place in front of the famous north face of the Eiger. Unforgettable adventure!

Interlaken skydiving image courtesy of Skydive interlaken

Those looking to tandem skydive as well as suitably experienced skydivers are welcome to jump with Skydive Interlaken. Although it comes with the warning that a helicopter huck might ruin the jumper for ‘normal’ jumps from a plane.

Tandem skydiving in Interlaken is simple. The dropzone will pick you up right from your hotel, kit you up with all the equipment (and some friendly encouragement), and document the experience thoroughly on video.

Whether you are experienced or want to try skydiving for the first time, Interlaken skydive holidays have it all. Combine it with other adventure activities for one of the best action destinations on the planet.

Alps, Eiger, Europe, Grindelwald, Interlaken, Swiss Alps, Switzerland, Wengen
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