Insider's Guide to Franz Josef & Fox Glacier

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One of the fastest moving glaciers in the world, the Franz Josef Glacier is a spectacular river of ice. It is one of the world's steepest glaciers descending 1.5 miles (2.5 kilometers) over its 7.5 mile (12 kilometer) path through the valley, ... 

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July 2013

Viggy
Australia

Slippery slide, very fun!

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Small-Group Franz Josef Glacier Walk

hi Glacier!

July 2013

Viggy
Australia

Hello ~~~ ice!

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Small-Group Franz Josef Glacier Walk

The valley walk

April 2013

The valleywalk towards the glacier

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Franz Josef Glacier Valley Walk

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February 2013

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The glacier is surrounded by green rainforests. What a sight!

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Small-Group Franz Josef Glacier Walk

February 2013

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Wearing crampons to make climbing on the ice easier

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Franz Josef Glacier Walk

May 2012

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Franz Josef Glacier

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Small-Group Franz Josef Glacier Walk

Franz Josef Glacier Walk

May 2012

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Franz Josef Glacier

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Franz Josef Glacier

May 2012

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Franz Josef Glacier

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Franz Josef Glacier

May 2012

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Franz Josef Glacier

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Franz Josef Glacier

May 2012

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Franz Josef Glacier

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Small-Group Franz Josef Glacier Walk

Brisbane's Newell family at Franz Josef Glacier January 6 2012

January 2012

Martin and Natalie Newell with their sons Lachlan and Cameron explore one of the ice tunnels at Franz Josef Glacier as part of the full-day tour.

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Small-Group Franz Josef Glacier Walk

Myself

January 2010

Sara L
Australia

I was a bit scared as it is the very first time I walk on a glacier, but at the same time I was amazed by so much natural beauty. My team and guide were fantastic and helped a lot, from photo taking to confident guidance.

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Small-Group Franz Josef Glacier Walk

Guide leading the way

December 2009

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The guide would test the track before calling us to follow.

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Small-Group Franz Josef Glacier Walk

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