Photograph of Furka Pass by Alex Nichol

Furka Pass

Some of the most enjoyable sections of my journey from Brienz in Switzerland to the North of Italy were along the Furka Pass, a stunning stretch of road some 2,429m above sea level, and famous for its cameo in the 1964 James Bond movie Goldfinger.

Photograph of Furka Pass, Switzerland by Alex Nichol
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV + Canon 35 mm f/1.4 L II USM

While the road itself is an absolute hoot, some of the views are just as good. There are dozens of lay-bys and parking spots, where you can stretch your legs and take in the breathtaking scenery, including a glimpse of the Rhône Glacier spilling out between the peaks.

Photograph of Furka Pass, Switzerland by Alex Nichol
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV + Canon 35 mm f/1.4 L II USM

These photographs were taken with my Canon EOS 5D Mark IV and the extraordinary Canon 35 mm f/1.4 L II USM .

Alex Nichol

About the photographer

Alex Nichol is an amateur photographer based in the UK dabbling with landscape, travel and documentary. Alex has shot with pretty much everything, from classic 35mm and medium format film cameras from Zenit, Leica, Hasselblad and Rolleiflex, to digital SLR and mirrorless systems from Leica, Sony, Canon, Panasonic and Olympus. He is currently shooting with the Fujifilm X System.


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