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  1. New Zealand
  2. West Coast, South Island
  3. Franz Josef Town
  4. Franz Josef Glacier / Kā Roimata o Hine Hukatere

Franz Josef & Fox Glaciers Helicopter Flight & Snow Landing

Product ID: 181103
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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.
About this activity
Duration 30 minutes
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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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

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

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

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Drones
  • Selfie sticks
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 to 14 years old and weighing 15 kg or over) and infants (aged under 4 years old and weighing less than 15 kg) must be accompanied by an adult
• Children will have their own seat and infants are required to sit on an adult’s
• All passengers are weighed on the date of travel. Infants that weight 15kg 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
4.8 / 5
based on 29 reviews
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Glacier Helicopters

Product ID: 181103