Oct 11, 2018 - 12:35 AM
The Swiss huts tend to be a bit higher than in other places and cater more for climbers a nd high touring than hikers. That said, it is possible to do through-hikes, but unless you are going with a group or guide, you may need a bit of Alpine experience, depending on the route you want to do.
Whether to book an apartment or not is a hard question to answer. Personally, I prefer to base myself in one place and do day trips, but that's probably just creeping old age demanding the comfort of a hot shower and my own bed at the end of the day. It is possible to do some day or even overnight hikes to some of the most spectacular huts in the Alps from a single base.
For day trips I recommend the Berghaus Bäregg which is above the Grindelwald Unterergletscher. It's a fairly straightforward walk and an excellent lunch destination.
The Mönchsjochhütte, which you reach from the Jungfraujoch, is the highest hut in Switzerland.
and the Glecksteinhütte which can be both a day and overnight destination. If you go at the right time of day you get to encounter Steinbocks
For a 2 day hike, I've always wanted to walk down the Aletschgletscher and stay overnight at the Konkordiahütte. This is a guided group walk along the longest glacier in Switzerland and looks pretty spectacular. I'm don't know the guide in the link I'm posting, but the site gives you a good idea of the experience
And finally, this interactive map shows you most of the SAC huts. You can filter the results by your prefered activity. It's in German, but there's always Google Translate.
Hope this helps