Guidebook

Sunshine, Wild Peaks & Epic Views: Hike the Nordkette.

With amazing panoramas, high mountains and an array of welcoming huts, the sun-bathed Nordkette chain is a perfect place to hike.

Charlie Boscoe

Description

There's really not much to dislike about the Nordkette area - it gets every drop of sunshine going, it's got lovely mountain huts everywhere and the peaks are gorgeous. As if all that wasn't enough, there's excellent access to the range and it can be entered at various points along its length.

8 hikes are described here and we've got everything from 2 hour cruises through to full day missions. The ground you will cover in doing them is as varied as it is extensive, and once you've done these you'll likely have got the taste for exploring further. If you want continue your exploration on foot there is a lifetime of terrain to be discovered, and if you want to get really adventurous and ski the Nordkette, check out our ski guidebook to the area -

https://fatmap.com/guidebooks/8077/high-wild-and-beautiful-:-ski-the-legendary-nordkette.

Höttinger Alm
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Höttinger Alm

Innsbruck
3 - 4 hrs
9.1 km
888 m
657 m
A steep and strenuous hike to one of the best situated huts in Tirol.
Difficult
Private
Arzler Alm
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Arzler Alm

Innsbruck
1 - 2 hrs
3.6 km
260 m
260 m
Possibly the most popular hike in Innsbruck and for good reason - this is a lovely little trip.
Moderate
Private
Hungerburg to Hall in Tirol
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Hungerburg to Hall in Tirol

Innsbruck
2 - 3 hrs
13.6 km
304 m
595 m
A lovely, easy traverse to a charming Tirolian town.
Moderate
Private
Hafelekar to the Pfeisshütte and Thaurer Alm
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Hafelekar to the Pfeisshütte and Thaurer Alm

Innsbruck
4 - 5 hrs
15.1 km
440 m
2,097 m
A long and beautiful trip which is almost all downhill and stops at 2 traditional mountain huts.
Difficult
Private
Hafelekar to Hall in Tirol
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Hafelekar to Hall in Tirol

Innsbruck
5 - 6 hrs
20.3 km
667 m
2,158 m
A long but incredibly rewarding trip through the Karwendel mountains.
Difficult
Private
Pfeishütte
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Pfeishütte

Innsbruck
3 - 4 hrs
11.1 km
725 m
725 m
A classic Innsbruck hike to a charming mountain hut.
Difficult
Private
Bettelwurf Hut and Lafatscher Joch.
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Bettelwurf Hut and Lafatscher Joch.

Innsbruck
5 - 6 hrs
17.6 km
1,510 m
1,500 m
A big day out through some of the finest scenery in Austria.
Severe
Private
Seefeld to Hochzirl
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Seefeld to Hochzirl

Seefeld - Rosshütte
4 - 5 hrs
14.8 km
719 m
1,846 m
A high and wild day through some epic mountain scenery.
Severe
Private