78 reviews of Heli Hiking Franz Josef
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Reviewed by Sara A, Australia, September 2007
Reviewed by Catherine M, August 2007
Reviewed by Rab F, February 2013
Our scheduled flight was cancelled due to weather and were asked to return in the afternoon....cancelled again.
We were allowed to try again the following day, so we were booked in for the lunch time flight and on a standby for the morning flight.
There were two seats available in the morning, so up we went to the Glacier. Superb views and the guide gave everyone so much interesting information. Alas, never enough time. We are so glad we held in there as it turned out when we got back that the lunchtime flight was cancelld to to heavy winds up on the glacier.
My advice if you are looking to go on this tour is give yourself a couple of days, so if the weather plays up you still stand a chance of getting onto the glacier. We would have been so dissapointed if we left without completing this part of a fantastic holiday.
Viator personnel were extremely helpful and understanding and the glacier walk was stunning.....a must do!
Reviewed by Martin_dillon, October 2012
A bit disappointed the ice caves were no where near what is pictured
Reviewed by Kerstin W, January 2012
The helicopter and glacier experience is great and we were overawed by the size and beauty of it. Our only criticism is that there was a lady who had an injury on our trip who couldn't cope without assistance, and both the guide and other people on the trip had to help her across the ice. Wouldn't have minded except it reduced how much we saw compared with the other groups and our guide started to shout at us at the end to get back to the helicopter meeting point as it was very expensive to have to them to have to wait. We all ended up much earlier than needed despite being in the last batch of people dropped off at the beginning of the ice walk.
Reviewed by Srini, USA, December 2011
Well organized heli-hike. I was disappointed that they didn't take us through the ice tunnel but other than that we had a lot of fun.
Reviewed by clasta100, May 2011
Helicopter rides were fantastic but we were a little disappointed with the hiking on the glacier. The pace of the hike was quite slow and not a great deal of the glacier area was covered. Some excellent photo opportunities though!
Reviewed by Slow Mouse, Canada, December 2010
Reviewed by Graham A, Australia, May 2010
Reviewed by Jeremy S, Australia, April 2010
Reviewed by Karen G, Australia, January 2010
Reviewed by Steve C, Australia, February 2009
Reviewed by Julie S, April 2008
Reviewed by David P, United Kingdom, February 2008
Reviewed by Karen S, November 2012
Very good - only disappointment was the helicopter ride - would have liked to have seen a little more viewing of the countryside. Perhaps a little longer ride for the money we paid.