Furka Pass (French: Le Col de la Furka), with an elevation of 2,429 metres (7,969 ft), is a high mountain pass in the Swiss Alps connecting Gletsch, Valais with Realp, Uri. The Furka Oberalp Bahn line through the Furka Tunnel bypasses the pass. The base tunnel opened in 1982 and replaced a tunnel at 2100 m.Plan to visit Furka Pass and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Gletsch attractions using our Gletsch trip itinerary builder.
The Furka Pass was used as a location in the James Bond film Goldfinger.
One curve on the east side of the pass is even named "James Bond Strasse". At the sign, there is a lookout point with a small parking area. Visitors can also park next to Hotel Belvédère, close to the top of the pass on the west side, and take the short walk to the Rhone Glacier Ice Grotto. The glacier moves 30-40 meters a year and the 100 m long tunnel and ice chamber can be visited from June when the road opens.
Tours to Furka Pass
Furka Pass reviews
Furka Pass, with an elevation of 2,429 metres, is a high mountain pass in the Swiss Alps known for its winding hair pin bends and scenic views. Be prepared to capture the sites like the Rhone... more »
It’s legendary mountain pass that was made famous from James Bond movie “Goldfinger”. It’s scenic, twisting hair pin turns. more »
Great scenic spot on the border of Uri and Wallis.
One of the more picturesque Swiss high mountain passes, narrow roads though
Plan your trip to Gletsch
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Gletsch
Duration: 1h 30 min
Plans to Furka Pass by other users
7 days in Bellwald BY A USER FROM OMAN August, teens, popular sights Preferences: August, teens Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 5 days in Ascona BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND August, teens, kids, popular sights Preferences: August, teens, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 32 days in France, Switzerland & Italy BY A USER FROM THE NETHERLANDS August, popular sights Preferences: August Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 7 days in Jungfrau Region & Interlaken BY A USER FROM THE NETHERLANDS August, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems Preferences: August, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 15 days in Swiss Alps BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA September, slow & easy, popular sights Preferences: September Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Slow & easy 10 days in Bellwald BY A USER FROM THE NETHERLANDS August, teens, kids, popular sights Preferences: August, teens, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium