Die 4 schönsten SAC-Hütten in den Schweizer Alpen: idyllische Berghütten - NIKIN EU

The 4 most beautiful SAC huts in the Swiss Alps: idyllic mountain huts

Spring is approaching – and with it the hiking season. For tours lasting several days, mountain huts, which are often operated by the SAC, offer comfortable overnight accommodation. The roof over your head protects you from weather-related surprises, which can happen in a tent. We therefore asked the NIKIN team about the most popular and beautiful mountain huts. In this blog we present the four most popular SAC cabins and mountain accommodations.

Terrihütte: Entrance gate to the Greina plain

The SAC Terrihütte is nestled in the enchanting mountains of the Graubünden Oberland and offers a breathtaking view of the surrounding peaks and the Greina plain. As a starting point for crossing the remote Greina plain, it attracts hikers and nature lovers alike. In the midst of this magnificent backdrop, the Terrihütte offers cozy accommodation and authentic catering for all guests who want to experience the beauty of the Swiss Alps up close.

Die Terrihütte, umgeben von grünen Wiesen und blauen Bergseen | NIKIN Blog
Image: Surrounded by green meadows and clear mountain lakes - the Terrihütte in the Greina plain. Credits: Terrihütte SAC

Capanna del Forno: glacier view and rustic feeling

The Capanna del Forno enchants with its rustic charm and authentic atmosphere in the heart of the Italian Adamello-Presanella massif. The Fornohütte is located in a very wild Alpine area, so the surrounding climbing and ski tours require a lot of experience on the mountain. But the surrounding T3+ to T5 hiking trails in breathtaking scenery also offer a true alpine experience for those who prefer to take it a little more leisurely - the climb to this SAC hut is worth it just for the view of the Forno Glacier.

Blick auf den Forno-Gletscher von der Fornohütte | NIKIN Blog
Image: Hidden in the mountainside, the Fornohütte towers above the Forno glacier. Credits: Fornohütte SAC

Gspaltenhornhütte: Above the clouds in the Kiental

The Gspaltenhornhütte sits high above the idyllic Kiental in the Bernese Oberland and offers a spectacular view of the valley and the surrounding mountains. Valued as a starting point for demanding mountain tours, the SAC hut attracts hikers and mountaineers alike. The Gspaltenhornhütte is also very popular as a day destination or as a stage destination on the Via Alpina - not least because of its remoteness.

Gspaltenhornhütte mit Blick auf das vernebelte Tal | NIKIN Blog
Image: The view of the cloud-covered valley from the Gspaltenhornhütte. Credits: Monika Schmidlin, hut warden Gspaltenhornhütte SAC

Capanna Osola & Rifugio Sambuco: A natural retreat in the Osola Valley

In the middle of the magical mountain landscape of Swiss Ticino lies the Capanna Osola, run by a local association, nestled between lush forests and rugged rock formations. Valued as a peaceful retreat for nature lovers, it offers the opportunity to explore the untouched nature of Ticino. The associated Alpine refuge Sambuco, higher up the mountain, impresses with its long hours of sunshine and its rustic simplicity, which is why it is definitely worth a visit.

Idyllische Bergwelt in den Tessiner Alpen rund um die Capanna Osola | NIKIN Blog
Image: Hidden at the end of the Osola Valley, surrounded by the idyllic Ticino mountains - the Capanna Osola. Screenshot from capannaosola.ch.

These three SAC huts and the Capanna Osola are all open from at least June to September, check their websites. You can also book them directly online, as all four must be reserved in advance. We hope you have fun this summer exploring the many idyllic, impressive and breathtaking places in the Swiss Alps!

All mountain hikers know that not only the choice of sleeping place but also the equipment is crucial on hikes. Our new Spring-Summer Collection offers different looks made for your outdoor adventures in the mountains. And as a homage to the Swiss Alps, our beloved hiking playground, we designed the “Mountain Panorama” series. As a nature lover, you carry the mountains not only in your everyday life, but also close to your heart.

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