Franz Josef: Helicopter Trip over Two Glaciers

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35 reviews

Activity provider:Glacier Country Helicopters

Franz Josef: Helicopter Trip over Two Glaciers

Activity provider:Glacier Country Helicopters

From US$ 239.10 per person

Fly by helicopter above the Franz Josef and either the Fox or Tasman Glaciers. Admire New Zealand's highest mountains as you fly past Mount Cook and into the Southern Alps for a snow landing.

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Duration 35 minutes
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • See the Franz Josef & Fox or Tasman glaciers by air on a scenic helicopter ride
  • Admire some of New Zealand's highest mountains amongst the impressive Southern Alps
  • Stop at an elevated snow landing site for 10 minutes
Full description

See two of New Zealand’s biggest glaciers — the Franz Josef and then either the Fox or Tasman Glacier with uninterrupted views from a helicopter.

After you check in and have a safety briefing, you will be transferred to the activity provider's hangar, where you will meet your pilot and guide and board the helicopter. You will be provided with headsets in order to hear your guide’s commentary.

Fly amongst the Southern Alps, admiring the ice pinnacles and crevasses whilst learning about the awesome spectacle from your pilot. You will make a stop and get to explore on foot for 10 minutes at an elevated site which is perfect for taking photos.

  • Headsets
  • Complimentary accommodation transfers (limited availability)
  • Clothing
  • Shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Please check in 30 minutes before your flight time. Please allow 75 minutes from beginning to the end of the activity.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Closed-toe shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Selfie sticks
  • Backpacks
  • Bags
  • Explosive substances

Know before you go

  • Being a weather dependent activity, flight routes are subject to change. If we are unable to depart we will reschedule where possible but safety is our priority.
  • We reserve the right to cancel your flight if minimum numbers of 4 pax (per helicopter) to depart are not met.
  • In the event your flight is cancelled due to weather or minimum numbers are not met, you will receive a full refund.
  • We recommend you bring a light jacket, sunglasses, camera and shoes that you don’t mind getting wet in the snow.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 35 reviews

Review summary

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The weather conditions did not allow a snow landing and we were given the option to reschedule. We decided to go ahead without the snow landing and had a great flight over both glaciers.

May 23, 2023

Brilliant. Highly recommend. Once in lifetime experience. Don't hesitate....Do it!

April 4, 2023

This trip was absolutely amazing and exceeded our expectations. This is a great company to go with. safety conscious and very professional in its organisation and running. Poppy was an amazing pilot. We were blessed with excellent weather giving us perfect flight conditions and wonderful photographic opportunities and a fabulous snow landing. Cant fault this company

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March 31, 2023

Product ID: 398500