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Appreciate the majesty and scale of Franz Josef and Fox glaciers from the air during a 30-minute helicopter flight and snow landing. Enjoy aerial views over both glaciers from your prime position in the sky, and hear live commentary from the professional pilot before landing atop either Fox or Franz Josef. Then hop out and focus your camera lens on a glacial scene of frozen icefalls, glowing blue ice fields and plunging crevasses — considered to be among New Zealand’s most stunning landscapes. Includes hotel pickup and drop-off.

Highlights

  • 30-minute helicopter flight over the Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers in New Zealand
  • Enjoy panoramic views of the glaciers from your vantage point in the air
  • Hear interesting commentary from your professional pilot on route
  • Land on either the Franz Josef Glacier or the Fox Glacier to appreciate the glacial landscape up close
  • Includes round-trip travel from your Franz Josef hotel

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What You Can Expect

Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight from Franz Josef

Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight from Franz Josef

Start your Southern Alps glacier discovery with hotel pickup in Franz Josef, transferring to the nearby Fox Glacier helicopter base for your 30-minute flight. Strap yourself into your seat and prepare for a once-in-a-lifetime ride, soaring above the pristine scenery of New Zealand’s Franz Josef and Fox glaciers — the result of millions of years of geologic change.
En route, listen to live narration from your experienced pilot and gaze out the panoramic windows to find a stunning frozen landscape below. Your helicopter hovers above a mantle of sheet ice and snow, then makes a thrilling snow landing at the summit of either the Franz Josef Glacier or Fox Glacier. Hop out to get up close to the breathtaking scene, including shimmering blue icefalls, ice caves, deep crevasses, pinnacles and seracs.
Take some time to pose for photos, capture the alpine terrain on camera and take in the mountaintop views over the valley beyond. After, settle back inside your helicopter for the short flight back to the base, then be transferred to your Franz Josef hotel where your glacier tour comes to an end.

Customer Reviews

William G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Due to the high snow the day before, we were fortunate to see a high volume of snow on the glacier. The tour was short only 30 min, but it was a fantastic activity where we stopped on the glacier itself and got to experience the majestic scenery. Definitely worth a try if you are to visit New Zealand's glacier.

wmwakefield

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

This was our first helicopter flight. It was absolutly amazing. We saw it all, Mt Tasman, Mt Cook, Franz Josef Glaicer and we actually walked on Fox Glacier. I would recommend it to anyone.

Richard P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

A fantastic experience.
A must for any one travelling to NZ. Put it on your bucket list.

kees.sjakolien

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Fantastic, easy, relaxed and beautiful

Brian T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

All we imagined it would be

Peter S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

A great experience

Deleanu C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This tour was amazing and they also changed our booking to the other town that we been on the other side of the glacierwas a GPS bad location from Here Services and we ended up on the other side 50km, now I always double check with Google maps. I would also go with glacier hiking but for fast pace you can use only this helicopter tour.

Nicole M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Awesome flight, we were lucky to have clear weather which made it even better. Tour was really well organised and the pilot was great.

Daryll M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

absolutely fantastic

Abigail C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

This tour was amazing!

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