You will be rewarded with impressive views of the imposing north face of the 3,290-meter-high Strahlkogel when you set off for the Finstertaler Alm. Once there, a fantastic view of the Larstigferner also opens up. From Niederthai a wide path leads through the Horlach valley. From the Horlachalmen, a marked trail leads to the romantic Finstertaler Alm.
You hike through the Horlach valley to the Kleinhorlach Alm. Here you do not follow the path to the Schweinfurter hut, but turn left and climb on a narrow path up to the Finstertaler Alm. At the alm there is a mountain stream with a fountain. The descent through a beautiful pine forest down to the Schweinfurter hut.