This relaxing, interpretive walk to the glacier is the perfect opportunity to learn the role of the Franz Josef Glacier in shaping this remarkable landscape. With the emphasis more on geographical information and the glaciers history, you're able to venture beyond the public barriers and right up to the dramatic terminal face of this advancing glacier with your experienced guide.
- Expert guided commentary
- 3 hour walk to the glacier
- Suitable for families
After being fitted out with all your equipment at our company office, a ten minute bus ride takes you to within 2.5 kilometers (1.5 miles) of the glacier, where you enjoy a short bush walk through regenerating rainforest, regrouping in the glacier valley.
You then proceed to the front of the glacier (2.5 kilometers), with your guide calling stops along the way to explain the unique features of the glacier and glacier valley. Please note, trip does not include walking on the ice.
Reviewed by L D J, May 2013
We had a fun time at Franz Josef ,The valley walk was educational and interesting the whole thing took more or less 3-4 hours. Our guide was friendly and we were able to get closer to the glacier. We were able to hold the glacier and take pictures on it.
Reviewed by Edward C, April 2013
We enjoyed the experience a great deal. Our guide made our trip to the glazier one to remember.