Franz Josef Town: Glacier Helicopter Tour with Snow Landing

Franz Josef Town: Glacier Helicopter Tour with Snow Landing

From US$ 165.14 per person

Fly by helicopter above the incredible Franz Josef Glacier taking in its ice pinnacles and crevasses. Take stunning photos of the impressive Southern Alps from the landing spot.

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Duration 25 minutes
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • Fly over the Franz Josef Glacier in a helicopter
  • See some of New Zealand's highest mountains
  • Learn about the area from your pilot
  • Admire the ice river, ice pinnacles, and crevasses
  • Take incredible photos during the snow landing
Full description
Take in some of New Zealand’s most impressive mountains during a helicopter ride. Land among them for even more spectacular views and fantastic photo opportunities. Meet at the local partner’s office to check in and attend a safety briefing. Then, following a transfer to a private hangar, you will meet your pilot and board the helicopter for takeoff. Put your headset on to enjoy your pilot's guided commentary. Fly over the terminal moraine of the ancient Franz Josef Glacier and up the valley over the ice river. Take in the ice pinnacles and crevasses before flying onwards amongst the impressive Southern Alps. Land on an elevated landing site to enjoy stunning views of some of New Zealand’s highest mountains. You will have plenty of time to take incredible photos before returning to the hangar.
  • Safety briefing
  • Helicopter tour
  • Experienced pilot
  • Guided commentary
  • Headset
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    Traveler requirements
    • You must fill out a travel information form

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    Meeting point

    Please check in at our local supplier's office 30 minutes prior to your flight.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Sunglasses
    • Camera
    • Jacket
    • Closed-toe shoes

    Not allowed

    • Luggage or large bags
    • Selfie sticks

    Know before you go

    • In line with government recommendations and due to the enclosed helicopter cabins, a vaccination pass is required to book onto public flights
    • This activity is weather-dependent so flight routes are subject to change
    • Minimum numbers apply; there is a possibility of cancellation if there are not enough passengers, and you will be offered an alternative or full refund if this occurs
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 6 reviews

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    After two days of the flight being cancelled because of the weather we were able to fly on the third day and had a marvellous flight right over Franz Joseph glacier, over the main divide, over the Tasman Glacier and landed to the east of Mount Cook. Spectacular views all round and good commentary from the pilot. Very pleased I chose a family company and fully recommend them to anyone wanting an excellent experience and much longer than advertised..

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    December 27, 2021

    Well worth it. Family run business, very friendly and helpful. Added bonus, gave us a photo of when we were up on the glacier

    January 25, 2022

    It was a great experience. Very friendly family owned operated business. Pilot was very good, took great photos

    January 24, 2022

    Product ID: 398555