In our dec trip to SI, we has originally planned to stay 2 nights at Franz Josef because we understand that Franz Josef has better accomodations and amenities. Reading various discussion threads now give us the impression that Fox may be a nicer place to stay because it is quieter. We plan to do a heli-hike (for dad and 2 older boys) and scenic flight + glacier landing for mum and 5 yo girl. Have not decided what else to do, though I know we definitely want to visit Lake Matheson and perhaps take a walk around the lake, and even go some easy walks around the area. I have 2 questions:
1. Will Fox or Franz Josef be a better place for s to stay for 2 nights, bearing in mind we have 3 kids with us. Which place has more suitable walks or activities for families?
2. Is the lake matheson walk an easy one? Will my 5yo be able to go it?