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Fox and Franz Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight from Franz Josef

From US$240.64
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
Highlights
  • See two maritime glaciers on a single, spectacular flight
  • Soar above ice formations, crevasses, and frozen rivers
  • Snow landing means up-close views of the alpine zone
  • Multiple departure times available to suit your schedule
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Overview
Fly over Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glacier on a spectacular helicopter tour that includes a high-mountain snow landing. You’ll get a great perspective on the icy landscape by flying over the two dramatically-varied ice sheets, then see the frozen terrain up close once you touch down on the snow.
What to Expect
Travel to the helicopter launch site, then strap in and take to the air for a sightseeing flight over two massive glaciers. Watch for the powerful glacial ice falls as you fly over Fox Glacier, which stretches from the Southern Alps towards the seacoast. When flying above Franz Josef Glacier, spot the blue shade of deep crevasses and look for mountaineers traversing the steep snow on climbing ropes.
Touch down on the snow so you can touch, see, and smell the frozen world firsthand. This is a great chance to throw some snowballs, get some snow-reflected sun, or snap some memorable photos with an icy backdrop before returning to the helicopter base camp.
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Reviewed 6 June 2019 via mobile

This was an incredible experience. We were absolutely blessed with the weather. Landing on top of a glacier is not something you do everyday and it didn’t disappoint. It was breathtaking. Totally recommend the flight and the tour company!More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Melita W
TotallyTourism, General Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Melita W and thank you so much for your feedback. We are so glad that you got lucky with the weather with us! We agree that it is a breath-taking experience and thank you for choosing Glacier Helicopters. We hope you enjoyed the rest...More

Reviewed 26 May 2019 via mobile

Booked this about 2 weeks in advance. Had 1 night in Franz Josef and driving in on a very rainy day, thought this tour is going to get cancelled. Woke up next morning and not a cloud in the sky. Departed on the (booked the...More

Thank Ailton007
TotallyTourism, General Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Ailton007 and thank you for your informative review. Unfortunately, due to our unpredictable weather here on the West Coast, we do need to cancel some flights as we will never compromise your safety. We are so glad that you had an extra day in...More

Reviewed 20 May 2019

We did the double glacier flight. The staff were wonderful when we changed our booking and it was no problem for them. Our pilot was very knowledgeable about the glacier and gave us great commentary.More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank terineni
TotallyTourism, General Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2019

Hello terineni and thank you for your review. We pride ourselves on having friendly and professional staff that makes your experience as pleasant as possible. All of our pilots have excellent knowledge of the glacier and we are glad that they passed this on to...More

Reviewed 20 April 2019 via mobile

Absolutely 100% recommend. From start to finish was breath taking with a perfect day weather wise. We were told it is better to take a morning flight as cloud tends to come in in the afternoon

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank michelle f
Reviewed 20 March 2019

My husband and I were so looking forward to our helicopter experience up to the Glacier. We had a beautiful day for it and were very lucky. Our pilot was very friendly too. I would have given 5 stars but for one very important reason....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank JackoEastSussex
TotallyTourism, General Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2019

Hello JackoEastSussex, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We’re sorry to hear that you weren’t 100% satisfied with your flight. As you mentioned, we do sit people in accordance with the weight and balance of the helicopter. That can occasionally mean...More

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Lazydogster
13 July 2019|
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Response from terineni | Reviewed this property |
They sent me an email with an allocated time.
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Gusje1
3 February 2019|
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Response from Bundyx | Reviewed this property |
We did not go for a hike as such, We just landed on the snow at the top of the glacier and went for a little walk around before getting back on the helicopter There was no problem with my bad knee, on which I also wear a... More
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Footprints782395
12 September 2018|
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The high snow landing is on what I think is called a cirque or cwm. The glacier ice is covered in snow. 5-10 minutes is roughly the time spent on top of the glacier.
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