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Franz Josef or Fox Glacier or both

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Franz Josef or Fox Glacier or both


We are planning a 8 day trip to south island and trying to decide whether to spend 1 or 2 nights in the glaciers. Is it worth spending 2 nights (keeping in mind we only have 8 in total) for the glaciers and take 2 heli trips to both glaciers

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1. Re: Franz Josef or Fox Glacier or both

the number of nights is irrelavent, it is how many days you spend there, such as if you arrive late in the afternoon or early evening, then to spend a whole day at the gaciers, it makes sence to stay the night befor ethe long drove either north or south. I t is all in the planning.

there is ample activities available in the glacier region

check these pics and videos http://www.flickr.com/photos/26176760@N08/sets/72157621014871180/

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2. Re: Franz Josef or Fox Glacier or both

Thanks for asking the question - we are also planning on visiting the Fox and Franz Josef glacier region. Having looked at the Flickr photos and videos on the previous reply we are now trying to plan extra time there!

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3. Re: Franz Josef or Fox Glacier or both

When I stayed in Franz Josef we did a heli tour and they took us to whichever glacier had better conditions on the day I think - we landed at Fox Glacier. We spent 2 nights in Franz and were more than ready to move on after that - there's not much to do outside the glacier activities!

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