Franz Josef Town: Glacier Helicopter Tour with Snow Landing


Franz Josef Town: Glacier Helicopter Tour with Snow Landing

From US$ 184.36 per person

Fly by helicopter above the incredible Franz Josef Glacier taking in its ice pinnacles and crevasses. Take stunning photos of the impressive Southern Alps from the landing spot.

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Duration 25 minutes
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • Fly over the Franz Josef Glacier in a helicopter
  • See some of New Zealand's highest mountains
  • Learn about the area from your pilot
  • Admire the ice river, ice pinnacles, and crevasses
  • Take incredible photos during the snow landing
Full description
Take in some of New Zealand’s most impressive mountains during a helicopter ride. Land among them for even more spectacular views and fantastic photo opportunities. Meet at the local partner’s office to check in and attend a safety briefing. Then, following a transfer to a private hangar, you will meet your pilot and board the helicopter for takeoff. Put your headset on to enjoy your pilot's guided commentary. Fly over the terminal moraine of the ancient Franz Josef Glacier and up the valley over the ice river. Take in the ice pinnacles and crevasses before flying onwards amongst the impressive Southern Alps. Land on an elevated landing site to enjoy stunning views of some of New Zealand’s highest mountains. You will have plenty of time to take incredible photos before returning to the hangar.
  • Safety briefing
  • Helicopter tour
  • Experienced pilot
  • Guided commentary
  • Headset
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users

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    Meeting point

    Please check in at our local supplier's office 30 minutes prior to your flight.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Sunglasses
    • Camera
    • Jacket
    • Closed-toe shoes

    Not allowed

    • Luggage or large bags
    • Selfie sticks

    Know before you go

    • This activity is weather-dependent so flight routes are subject to change
    • Minimum numbers apply; there is a possibility of cancellation if there are not enough passengers, and you will be offered an alternative or full refund if this occurs
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 76 reviews

    Review summary

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    It was an awesome day but clouds were coming over in the afternoon. We were booked for 3 pm but we got a email to say come earlier and they got us up on an earlier flight with not a cloud in the sky and beautiful and warm. Sure enough an hour or two later the clouds turned up. Thankyou guys for getting us up when you did. We had a awesome time

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    March 20, 2023

    An amazing experience, it was my first time in a helicopter and what a place to do it! It's highly dependent on the weather of course but we were lucky and had perfect conditions. I felt safe and totally in awe of the surroundings, then the walk on the snow was incredible. Loved every minute!

    March 18, 2023

    Brilliant experience! Loved the whole thing. Great friendly team all along the way. Great landing and had plenty of snow time. The weather was changeable but they were just going to fly via another route to get us up there so did all they could to make it happen. As it happens the weather opened up again so all good. Would definitely do it again with them!

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    March 7, 2023

    Product ID: 398555