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Franz Josef Glacier Helicopter Flight with Snow Landing

Highlights
  • Take to the skies above Franz Joseph by helicopter with your pilot
  • Uninterrupted views over the Franz Josef glacier, the Southern Alps, and the Westland Tai Poutini National Park
  • Hop out on the icefields and explore the frozen landscape on foot
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Franz Josef Glacier Helicopter Flight with Snow Landing
From USD 173.50
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Franz Josef Glacier Helicopter Flight with Snow Landing
From USD 173.47
Overview
The Franz Joseph glacier ranks among Westland’s most impressive natural attractions, but its scale can only be fully appreciated from the air. On this helicopter flight, choose the departure time to suit your schedule and admire sweeping views over the Franz Josef glacier, the Southern Alps, and the Westland Tai Poutini National Park. Touch down to explore the glacial landscape on foot, and discover a world of deep crevasses and frozen ice.
What to Expect
Make your way to the helipad in central Franz Josef township, and check in for your sightseeing flight. Flights take off throughout the day and you can request your preferred departure time when booking, so you’re free to plan your trip as you please.

With your pilot at the controls, take a seat in your helicopter and take to the skies above Franz Joseph. From your high vantage point, enjoy panoramic views over the forests and icefields of the Southern Alps and the Westland Tai Poutini National Park.

Fly over the mighty Franz Joseph glacier, and see the stunning ice features, cracks, and crevasses from above. Then, touch down on the glacier snowfield and take a walk across the ice. Breathe in the pure alpine air, and capture the scenery on camera.

When your time on the glacier comes to an end, return by helicopter to base in Franz Joseph to conclude your tour.
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1 - 5 of 18 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago
Breathtaking and well worth it!

We were really lucky that the weather was kind to us to be able to experience the Fransz Josef Glacier Helicopter Flight with Snow Landing. The safety briefing before the flight was thorough and the staff members were very welcoming and friendly. Although we went...More

Thank Melanie C
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Melanie C, Thank you for your great review! We’re glad you enjoyed your flight with us. We pride ourselves for our high safety standards so we are very pleased that our friendly staff were thorough with the safety briefing. Being able to see the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
No words!

This was worth every penny. Seriously, it was a quick trip, but the view was just insane. And you get to be on top of a GLACIER! It was so fun. Truly a once in a lifetime experience!More

Thank Michael O
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Michael O, Thank you for your great review! You’re right, the views of the glacier and mountains are incredible. The snow landing on top of the glacier is a highlight for all our trips, we’re glad you had such a great time on yours!...More

Reviewed 26 March 2018
What a fantastic flight - another bucket list ticked thanks to good weather!

Never been in helicopter before but decided had to make this trip. We had booked for day before but cancelled due to adverse weather and so rebooked for first thing next day weather permitting. Arrived at office just before 7 and staff unsure if could...More

Thank Jodian
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Hello Jodian and thank you for your excellent review. Safety is our main priority and we will only ever fly in good weather for this reason. We do try our best to get everyone up in the air if possible, so the constant phone calls...More

Reviewed 25 March 2018
Amazing Experience - a must do in Franz Josef

Our pilot - Clark - took us on an amazing flight to the top of the glacier where we had a 5 minutes stop. The entire flight took about 40 minutes. We always felt safe.More

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Hello juergen_4691 and thank you for your review. We are so glad that you had such an amazing experience on your flight. Safety is always our main priority on our flights so we are delighted that you always felt safe during your flight. We have...More

Reviewed 12 March 2018
High in the sky

What a great experience it was to take a 30 min helicopter over the mountains, starting with green grass followed by rugged mountains then landing on the snow. Brilliant! we got off the helicopter and the snow was so hard, you couldn't pick any up...More

Thank Elcowen75
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Hello Elcowen75 and thank you for your kind review. We are so happy we could provide you with such an amazing experience. We agree that the contrasts of the rainforest, mountains and snow are unique. We are so happy you enjoyed the time with our...More

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You should be able to book well in advance as we did through our agent trailfinders. It was one of the highlights of our trip.
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