Furka Pass

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Furka Pass
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Elevation 2,429 m (7,969 ft)
Traversed by Road 19
Location Uri/Valais, Switzerland
Range Alps
Coordinates 46°34′21″N 08°24′54″E / 46.57250°N 8.41500°E / 46.57250; 8.41500Coordinates: 46°34′21″N 08°24′54″E / 46.57250°N 8.41500°E / 46.57250; 8.41500
Furka Pass is located in Switzerland
Furka Pass
Furka Pass
Location in Switzerland

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.

The Furka Pass was used as a location in the James Bond film Goldfinger.

Visitors can also park next to Hotel Belvédère, close to the summit, and take the short walk to the Rhone Glacier Ice Grotto. The glacier moves 30-40 metres each year, and the 100 m long tunnel and ice chamber can be visited from June when the road opens.

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