Franz Josef: Scenic Helicopter Flight with Glacier Landing

Franz Josef: Scenic Helicopter Flight with Glacier Landing

From US$ 334.48 per person

See the Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers from the air on a helicopter flight from Franz Josef. Enjoy picturesque views and touch down on one of the glacier's snowy plains for an unforgettable experience.

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Duration 40 minutes
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • Breathe in the cool, crisp alpine air as you stand on top of an ancient glacier
  • Feel the rush of taking a scenic helicopter flight in the Southern Alps
  • Marvel at breathtaking views of the Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers from above
  • Discover a sense of seclusion during a snow landing on one of the glaciers
  • Take once-in-a-lifetime photos from the air and while on the glacier
Full description

Lift off from a heli-base in Franz Josef and explore the Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers from above on a scenic helicopter tour. Experience this natural phenomenon up close as you land on a glacier and walk through the snow.

Meet your pilot and guide at the helicopter base and receive a brief introduction before boarding your flight and setting out on your adventure.

Watch the ground disappear beneath you as you climb higher and enjoy the view as the city below turns into wilderness. Take in the vistas of the Southern Alps and marvel at the vastness of 2 of New Zealand's largest glaciers while enjoying informative commentary provided by your pilot.

Then, get ready to experience this unique scenery up close as your helicopter prepares for a snow landing. Stand on the ancient ice of the glacier, breathe in the clean alpine air, and feel the seclusion of this awe-inspiring landscape.

Hop back aboard your helicopter and enjoy more panoramic views on your return journey to the base. Throughout your flight, you'll also fly over the Tasman Glacier on the eastern side of the Southern Alps and past Mount Cook, New Zealand’s highest peak.

  • Scenic helicopter flight
  • Snow landing atop the Glacier
  • Informative pilot commentary
  • Landing and concession fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Head to the Helicopter Line Base, situated on the Main Road (State Highway 6), Franz Josef Glacier.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Selfie sticks
  • Tablets/iPads

Know before you go

  • Flights, landings, and routes may vary due to weather and at the pilot’s discretion. Flight times are approximate and include your landing
  • Minimum passenger numbers apply for flights. Bookings will be coordinated to achieve this where possible
  • The price includes landing and concession fees as our flights land in conservation areas and special locations

Product ID: 430305