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Fox or Franz Josef Glacier including snow landing (allow 20 minutes)

From US$185.06
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
Highlights
  • Helicopter tour gives great aerial views
  • Choose Fox Glacier or Franz Josef Glacier
  • Multiple departure times throughout the day
  • Learn about the local glaciers through your guide's commentary
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Overview
Get aerial views of Fox Glacier or Franz Josef Glacier on this air flight, including a snow landing. Take fantastic photos of the pinnacles and sheer crevasses, then make a snow landing for more shots of you and your party. Multiple departure times throughout the day make for a flexible outing, and you'll learn about the glaciers through your guide/pilot's informative commentary.
What to Expect
Flights depart daily from our Franz Josef and Fox Glacier bases (departures and snow landings subject to suitable weather conditions and safety decisions from your pilot). The Franz Josef Glacier is included for departures from our Franz Josef Heliport, and the Fox Glacier is included for departures from our Fox Glacier Heliport. During the Summer period departures are available from 7.30AM to 8.30PM or during the Winter period from 8.30AM to 4.00PM. Autumn and Spring departures can be flexible depending on the time of year and weather conditions as the days become longer into the Summer, or less leading into the Winter period.
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Reviewed 16 April 2019

Great pilot, very competant and reassuring great skills on display passenger safety of maximum concern, gave all 6 passengers a great expierience

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank sheppstephen737gmail
Michael N, General Manager at HeliServicesNZ Fox & Franz, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2019

Thank you sheppstephen737gmail for your great review. It is nice to hear about your great pilot, and noting safety of maximum concern which is our highest priority. So pleased you had such a great experience.

Reviewed 18 February 2019

We pre booked the Heli services helicopter trip and landign to Franz Josef glacier. Stunning views and a fantastic experience. Pilot ( Paul) was brilliant, informative and friendly. Highly recommended

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MarinerOntour
Michael N, General Manager at HeliServicesNZ Fox & Franz, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2019

Thank you MarinerGrimsby for your wonderful review. I am so pleased your pilot (Paul) was brilliant, informative and friendly. And thank you for your high recommendation.

Reviewed 4 February 2019 via mobile

Yes it’s a lot of money however it’s the best value for money excursion we have done. The look on the kids faces as the helicopter took off and then landing on snow/ice at the top of the glacier made it all worth while. The...More

Thank MarkB130
Michael N, General Manager at HeliServicesNZ Fox & Franz, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2019

Thank you MarkB130 for a great review and 5 stars! wonderful that your heli flight with us was the best value for money excursion that you have done. Fantastic that your children were so amazed the excitement could be seen in their expressions! And thank...More

Reviewed 4 October 2018

This was an amazing trip, the best way to see Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers as the views were magnificent as were are photos. The pilot was very good explaining about the glaciers with some history. After the trip he recommended going on to Matheson...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kerry W
MichaelN5544, General Manager at HeliServicesNZ Fox & Franz, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2018

Thank you Kerry W for your great review. It certainly is the best way to see the glaciers (by air) and I am pleased you noted your pilot as very good about explaining about the glaciers and history. Our staff always recommend other attractions to...More

Reviewed 1 October 2018

We were on our second-last day of our NZ family adventure and we managed to squeeze in a heli-flight and glacier landing at Franz Josef - what an amazing, awe-inspiring journey it was! Having walked to the glacier some 20 years ago and on our...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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MichaelN5544, General Manager at HeliServicesNZ Fox & Franz, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2018

Thank you Family3146, a great review. I am pleased you had the opportunity to land and walk at the top of the Franz Josef, and thank you for noting your pilot was excellent, along with the absolutely breath-taking views. A great memory rekindled after walking...More

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Hi, yes warm winter clothes but have waterproof shoes.
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