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Unter dem Birg 1662A, Adelboden 3715, Switzerland
+41 33 673 22 91
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

The igloo was very beautiful, the staff was young and friendly and the fondue was quite good. A negative point is that we had to wait from 7PM to 7:30PM to get a table and a blanket, we were quite freezing and we didn't get any information in the meantime. Then at the end you can't leave whenever you want... More 

Thank MorganMoMo
Zurich, Switzerland
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We enjoyed fondue in the igloo on New Years Eve. Although the igloo rather looks like a huge messy amount of snow on the outside, it's very nice inside. After entering, you first get into some kind of "arrival room" with snow and ice sculptures... first opportunity to take pictures! Then you'll be led to your igloo. We were in... More 

Thank kiwiblume
Istanbul, Turkey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Unlucky due to lack of snow. Igloo is fine, though not as impressive as similar ones in Finland. Fondue is mediocre, but slightly more expensive than it should be.

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Bli Bli, Australia
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93 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

My wife & I (aged in our 60's) walked from Adelboden village down to the river at the bottom of the valley and then along it to a beautiful big waterfall (Engstigenfalle). This took a little more than an hour and was fairly easygoing. Alternatively you can catch a bus to near the waterfall. We then took the track up... More 

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Praha, CZ
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31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Everything went smoothly. We arrived by a cable car, walked a bit and there we were. The igloo is superb! It has a reception hall and then several rooms with tables. They walked us to our table and we waited a bit. We ordered a 1L tea for both of us, bread was already on the table. It was cold,... More 

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Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

To have a fondue in an igloo is really a unique experience. Despite being a little far from the village, it is still worth it. You'll spend around 18 CHF (round trip) for the taxi to the lift, around 20 CHF for the lift itself and 50 to 60 CHF for the fondue and wine. Hope you enjoy it.

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104 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2016

This is an original and nice way to eat a cheese fondue (other meals if you are not too much on fondue). An experience which will please everyone, the best is to go in a team. The decor is nice, the setting well organized....

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Truro, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2016

Took in an evening upon recommendation to have traditional swiss fondu in the amazing setting of a real igloo! You need to like cheese and bread to go here, because thats all thats on offer. For our tastes, I would say the fondu isn't the most amazing in the world, but still, its in an igloo on top of a... More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2016

The igloo appears smaller from the outside, but is large inside with many rooms where you can enjoy lovely glutwein or fondue. The ice statues are amazing, with some containing a single rose or gladioli. Tables and chairs are also made from ice blocks and some have beautiful etching on them too. Fur rugs keep you warm when you sit... More 

Thank KimM750
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2015 via mobile

Actual visit was in April 2013. We pass by Adelboden which was extremely beautiful place with streams, pine trees and mountains. We reached Engstligenalp and took a cable car which was a short duration to the top. We did husky ride and ate cheese fondue in a igloo. There are playground for kids and snow activities for family. Excellent outdoor... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Unter dem Birg 1662A, Adelboden 3715, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Bern  >  Bernese Oberland  >  Adelboden
  • Phone Number: +41 33 673 22 91

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?