Franz Josef & Fox Glaciers Helicopter Flight & Snow Landing

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36 reviews

Activity provider: Glacier Helicopters

Franz Josef & Fox Glaciers Helicopter Flight & Snow Landing

Activity provider: Glacier Helicopters

From US$ 245.54 per person

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
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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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 36 reviews

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    Notwithstanding that my flight was not going to be until the following day, the 'front office' advised me that it might be a good plan to take the flight whilst I visited them on account of inclement weather the following day. Both of those things happened! 1. I took the (shortened) flight whilst I was there! 2. IT DID RAIN the following day!

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    November 29, 2022

    Unfortunately weather stopped us landing on fox glacier which I desperately wanted to do BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY was the fact that they cram 6 people on the flight people in the back play the same money but see alot less on the flight. PILOTS SHOULD do a 360 so everyone on the left or right side see all views, All I wanted was to see FOX glacier, I was on left side and DID NOT see it at all. I pay same money not right. I asked to swap people from front to back I was given excuses such as weight. That may be correct but if all passengers were similar in weight this should be an issue on moving. They refused to swap. I had very limited views sitting in thre back.. i raised after to a staff member that pilots should do a 360 deg around in several spots, i was told flight path doesn't allow this. I have flown cessna aircrafts myself and iknow its visual and you don't need to change path just a circle. Poor excuse, just unfair when paying same money and you cannot see what you pay for

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    November 18, 2022

    absolutely breathtaking views.

    The activity we booked was weather related,which we were aware of,so we didnt get to go on the day we had booked.We were rescheduled for the next day but the weather was also a problem but we got to do the 20minute flight with a glacier landing instead of the 30minute one.We highly recommend this activity but make sure you allow extra time in the area in case of the weather

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    September 23, 2019

    Product ID: 181103