Franz Josef & Fox Glaciers Helicopter Flight & Snow Landing

4.7 / 5

66 reviews

Activity provider: Glacier Helicopters

Franz Josef & Fox Glaciers Helicopter Flight & Snow Landing

Activity provider: Glacier Helicopters
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From US$ 239.55 per person

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Take on this twin glacier flight and encounter the jaw-dropping Franz Josef and Fox glaciers. Enjoy the thrill of a snow landing and experience two very different glacial formations. See the epic vastness of these steep and remote landscapes.

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Duration 30 minutes
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  • Soar above the Franz Josef and Fox glaciers on a 30-minute helicopter flight including a thrilling snow landing on one of the glaciers
  • Admire panoramic glacial views from your vantage point in the air
  • Enjoy interesting inflight commentary from your professional pilot
Full description
Explore the ancient icefalls of the Fox and Franz Josef glaciers on a 30-minute helicopter flight. Experience the thrill of a snow landing with spectacular photo opportunities, and create unforgettable memories. Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers provides stunning ice architecture and are two of the few glaciers in the world which exist in such close proximity to both an ocean and a rainforest. Make your way to a central location in Franz Josef township, where you will check in for your flight. Strap yourself in to your seat and prepare for a once-in-a-lifetime ride, soaring above the pristine scenery for spectacular aerial views of the glaciers. Listen to engaging inflight commentary from your experienced pilot and admire the stunning frozen landscape below through the panoramic windows. Midway through the flight, your helicopter hovers above the ice and snow before making a thrilling snow landing at the summit of one of the glaciers. Step out onto the breathtaking, frozen landscape to soak in the views and capture some incredible photos. Then return to the helicopter for the flight back to base.
  • 30-minute scenic helicopter flight
  • Snow landing
  • Inflight commentary from your experienced pilot

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    Meeting point

    The helicopter base in Franz Josef, Main South Road SH6, Franz Josef 7856, New Zealand.

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • All flights are subject to favorable weather conditions. It is recommended to book for your first available day in Franz Josef so that you have maximum flexibility to roll on to the next available date
    • Your flight date and/or time may be different to the one requested. The local operator will confirm your exact flight time by email after booking
    • Children aged 4-14 years and weighing 15 kilograms (33 pounds) or more will have their own seat
    • Infants (under 4 years old and weighing under 15 kilograms) are required to sit on an adult's knee. Infants over 15 kilograms will require their own seat
    • All passengers are weighed on the date of travel. Infants that weigh 15 kilograms and over on the date of travel will be charged at child rates
    • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation if there are not enough passengers, and you’ll be offered an alternative or full refund
    • The road leading north out of Franz Josef is closed until further notice due to flooding
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 66 reviews

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    The experienced we had was excellent of flying to and landing at Franz Josef glacier. However, they returned the helicopter from there only without going to fox glacier, coz of climatic conditions. We told them we are at same place till tomorrow so we can go again once conditions improves but they denied. Rather, they offered us refund but they told that we would get it through this get your guide app. Awaiting for refund now.

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    March 23, 2023

    The whole process was well managed and staff highly professional. The experience was fantastic and words don't do it justice. I have a fear of flying and the pilot Simon made me feel safe the whole time so that l enjoyed every minute. Amazing experience not to be missed.

    March 23, 2023

    Fantastic experience and would recommend the 2 x Glacier (with snow landing) option over the 20/40min flights. Only note of caution, was the chaotic booking experience with the local vendors. The time and location booked on the App was changed by the local office with numerous phone calls and emails to finally confirm. All that aside the trip was superb and would definitely recommend

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    March 23, 2023

    Product ID: 181103