The Fox and Franz Josef glaciers are New Zealand’s largest and most magnificent glaciers, and many visitors find it hard to choose between them. This 30-minute helicopter tour takes in both with a thrilling flight over snowy peaks and frozen waterfalls, and an unforgettable snow landing overlooking the glacier.
30-minute Fox and Franz Josef Glacier helicopter flight, including snow landing
Admire spectacular aerial views on a helicopter flight over the Fox and Franz Josef glaciers
Soar over snow-capped peaks, frozen rivers, and dramatic ice falls
Live on-board commentary ensures you don’t miss anything
Choice of departure times throughout the day
Small-group tour limited to six ensures a personalised experience
Please request your preferred departure time at the time of booking
All flight times are approximate and subject to change due to weather conditions and weight restrictions.
What To Expect
Make your own way to the helicopter base to board your helicopter. After meeting your pilot and listening to the safety briefing, buckle up for an exhilarating flight and take off over the Fox Glacier Township. Soar over the Fox glacier, gazing out over the snowy landscapes, frozen rivers, and rugged peaks, then swoop low over the Franz Josef glacier, enjoying dramatic views of the glacial cliffs and ice falls. Finally, touchdown on a snowy mountaintop and feel the thrill of walking along pristine snow in an area inaccessible to hikers or land vehicles. After posing for photos against a stunning snow-blanketed backdrop, jump back aboard for the return journey.
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Children must be accompanied by an adult
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Viator Traveler's Reviews
, Nov 2017
AWESOME. One of the many trip highlights and a MUST DO!
The helicopter flight is too good to believe. This is the best part of our New Zealand trip indeed. The view up to the glacier is too gorgeous to describe. can’t recommend more. Special thanks to the staff Ada and Cameron, super helpful and nice. Love them.