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“excellent day hiking on the glacier”

Fox Glacier Hiking Trails
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Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight departing Fox Glacier
Ranked #5 of 17 things to do in Fox Glacier
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London, United Kingdom
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“excellent day hiking on the glacier”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2014

Everything about the hike was fantastic. From the very beginning, i felt safe in the hands of the guide. You get well equipped with shoes, trousers, hats, gloves, jackets, fleeces, everything you could possibly need/want.
The guide is very informative about the glacier and will not take you to any part of the glacier that may be dangerous. I learnt a lot from the whole day and six hours walking on the glacier went really quickly. The trek itself wasn't difficult.You spend the majority of the time exploring the glacier.
The landscape is beautiful. I would definitely recommend hiking on the glacier. there is nothing quite like it and there is no better way to experience the glacier.

Visited January 2014
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“Wonderful hike”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2014

My husband and I went to both Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glacier. Both were well worth it in their own ways. For me, it was my first opportunity to see a glacier. It was also a sad realization of how much they have receded due to social "progress" and global warming. I felt fortunate to have the chance to see both.

Visited January 2014
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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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“A good substitute if you cannot get a helihike”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2014

Our Helicopter trip on to Franz Josef glacier was cancelled due to fog in the valley (not unusual this year!) so we quickly reorganised for a walking trip on to the Fox Glacier. Sarah, our guide, was very knowledgeable and did her best to keep us all entertained and informed as we walked up the valley (1hr) and spent 1+ hr on the glacier before a 1/2 hr walk back. You do get to walk on a glacier but it is at the bottom, 'dirty' end. You also go at the pace of the slowest person who may be walking with an iPad in front of them for 3 hours so not so fast. But beggars can't be choosers and we appreciated this as an alternative to the Helicopter Hike.

Visited January 2014
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“Beautiful landscape.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

Fox glacier landscape is beautiful, We drove from the holiday park campsite which took 10 minutes and park the camper van at the designated space provided, upon arriving was already awed by the scenery. The viewing viewing point needed a 20 minutes hike and little bit climb. The long trail needs approx 8 hrs (return) as said by our receptionist earlier. We did not do it as not staying too long. the district got many other sightings and landscape to wonder about.

Visited March 2014
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Great walk with lovely guide ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2014 via mobile

Air here is very fresh and the walk was great with lovely guide Mr DunCan. Must try their Heli hike if you have budget for it. ^^~

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