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Fox and Franz Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight from Franz Josef

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Twice the ice! Explore the glacial icefalls of not one but two glaciers - Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glacier on this 30-minute helicopter flight. Discover up close their neve and unusual ice formations. Landing on the snowfields is a highlight and will make for superb photos, snowballs and memories.
  • 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
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 5 days ago

Awesome experience! When we originally booked it was the worst weather to fly in but the team were more than happy to re-book us for the next day. We went up in the morning and they were exceptional with their standards of safety. Dion, our...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank alyssaduff
TotallyTourism, General Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello alyssaduff and thank you for your excellent review. Unfortunately the weather can scupper plans but we will always try and re-book you for another time if possible. We are so glad that you got up there and enjoyed Dion’s commentary. We pride ourselves on...More

Reviewed June 6, 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 June 23, 2019

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 May 25, 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 June 23, 2019

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 May 20, 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 May 26, 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 April 19, 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
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July 13, 2019|
Response from terineni | Reviewed this property |
They sent me an email with an allocated time.
February 2, 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
September 11, 2018|
Response from Bundyx | Reviewed this property |
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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