Franz Josef: Helicopter Trip over Two Glaciers

Franz Josef: Helicopter Trip over Two Glaciers

From US$ 249.25 per person

Fly by helicopter above the incredible Franz Josef and Fox or Tasman Glaciers and experience the highest mountains in New Zealand.

About this activity

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Duration 35 minutes
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • See the Franz Josef & Fox or Tasman glaciers by air on a scenic helicopter ride
  • Admire some of New Zealand's highest mountains amongst the impressive Southern Alps
  • Stop at an elevated snow landing site for 10 minutes
Full description

See two of New Zealand’s biggest glaciers — the Franz Josef and Fox or Tasman glaciers with uninterrupted views from a helicopter. Fly amongst the Southern Alps, admiring the ice pinnacles and canyons whilst learning about the awesome spectacle from your professional guide. After you check-in and have a safety briefing, you will be transferred to a private hanger, where you will meet your pilot and guide and board the helicopter. You will be provided headsets in order to hear your guide’s commentary. You will have the opportunity to stop and explore by foot at an elevated snow landing site for 15 minutes, perfect for taking photos.

  • Headsets
  • Complimentary accommodation transfers (limited availability)
  • Clothing
  • Shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Please check in 30 minutes before your flight time. Please allow 75 minutes from beginning to the end of the activity.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Closed-toe shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Selfie sticks
  • Backpacks
  • Bags
  • Explosive substances

Know before you go

  • Being a weather dependent activity, flight routes are subject to change. If we are unable to depart we will reschedule where possible but safety is our priority.
  • We reserve the right to cancel your flight if minimum numbers of 4 pax (per helicopter) to depart are not met.
  • In the event your flight is cancelled due to weather or minimum numbers are not met, you will receive a full refund.
  • We recommend you bring a light jacket, sunglasses, camera and shoes that you don’t mind getting wet in the snow.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 22 reviews

Review summary

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  • Transportation
  • Value for money
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bloody awesome

January 22, 2023

Absolutely amazing experience. The landcrew was so nice and helpful, and Dean, the pilot, was the best. kind accommodating and just making it s treat of a lifetime to fly over the glaciers, and land in the snow not least. Worth every penny.

January 19, 2023

Spectacular!! I would give it more stars if I could! Staff was super professional! We saw all the glaciers. So beautiful!! Highly recommend! Worth every penny!!

December 30, 2022

Product ID: 398500