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Franz Josef Glacier Helicopter Flight with Snow Landing

Highlights
  • Take to the skies above Franz Joseph by helicopter with your pilot
  • Uninterrupted views over the Franz Josef glacier, the Southern Alps, and the Westland Tai Poutini National Park
  • Hop out on the icefields and explore the frozen landscape on foot
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Franz Josef Glacier Helicopter Flight with Snow Landing
From US$166.41
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Franz Josef Glacier Helicopter Flight with Snow Landing
US$166.41
Overview
The Franz Joseph glacier ranks among Westland’s most impressive natural attractions, but its scale can only be fully appreciated from the air. On this helicopter flight, choose the departure time to suit your schedule and admire sweeping views over the Franz Josef glacier, the Southern Alps, and the Westland Tai Poutini National Park. Touch down to explore the glacial landscape on foot, and discover a world of deep crevasses and frozen ice.
What to Expect
Make your way to the helipad in central Franz Josef township, and check in for your sightseeing flight. Flights take off throughout the day and you can request your preferred departure time when booking, so you’re free to plan your trip as you please.

With your pilot at the controls, take a seat in your helicopter and take to the skies above Franz Joseph. From your high vantage point, enjoy panoramic views over the forests and icefields of the Southern Alps and the Westland Tai Poutini National Park.

Fly over the mighty Franz Joseph glacier, and see the stunning ice features, cracks, and crevasses from above. Then, touch down on the glacier snowfield and take a walk across the ice. Breathe in the pure alpine air, and capture the scenery on camera.

When your time on the glacier comes to an end, return by helicopter to base in Franz Joseph to conclude your tour.
Write a ReviewReviews (32)

1 - 5 of 21 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago
Highlight of our trip

We got an early flight in the morning. The activity took about 1/2 hour. My first ride on a helicopter, exciting and lot of fun. The view on the helicopter was amazing. The pilot explained the glacier landscapes to us. We took a lot of...More

Thank Elle N
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Ella N, Thank you for your review. We’re glad you enjoyed your first helicopter ride with us & pleased that our pilot was informative. It is really amazing when you can see for yourself the incredible glaciers from above whilst listening to your pilot’s...More

Reviewed 4 June 2018
WOW!!!! FANTASTIC!!!

A real highlight of our trip to New Zealand! Awesome views, so exciting! The staff was excellent, so helpful. accommodating and capable! Not to be missed!More

Thank amybA2507XB
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2018

Thanks for your wonderful review, amybA2507XB! We’re thrilled that you loved your flight with us. The views over the Glaciers and Southern Alps are absolutely stunning. We’re glad to hear your positive feedback on our staff as we pride ourselves on our customer safety and...More

Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile
Awesome experience

Probably one of the best things I done in New Zealand. Awesome views and staff were helpful! Highly recommend this to people staying in Franz JosefMore

Thank KateCavanagh
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

Hello KateCavanagh, Thank you for your awesome review! We are so glad you got to experience one of our amazing flights & it looks like you had perfect weather also. We have passed on your lovely feedback to the staff & we hope your enjoyed...More

Reviewed 13 May 2018
Breathtaking and well worth it!

We were really lucky that the weather was kind to us to be able to experience the Fransz Josef Glacier Helicopter Flight with Snow Landing. The safety briefing before the flight was thorough and the staff members were very welcoming and friendly. Although we went...More

Thank Melanie C
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2018

Hello Melanie C, Thank you for your great review! We’re glad you enjoyed your flight with us. We pride ourselves for our high safety standards so we are very pleased that our friendly staff were thorough with the safety briefing. Being able to see the...More

Reviewed 2 May 2018
No words!

This was worth every penny. Seriously, it was a quick trip, but the view was just insane. And you get to be on top of a GLACIER! It was so fun. Truly a once in a lifetime experience!More

1  Thank Michael O
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

Hi Michael O, Thank you for your great review! You’re right, the views of the glacier and mountains are incredible. The snow landing on top of the glacier is a highlight for all our trips, we’re glad you had such a great time on yours!...More

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Robert F
11 August 2018|
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Response from amybA2507XB | Reviewed this property |
I would call or email them for clarification. They were extremely helpful.
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joyce n
7 July 2018|
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Response from juergen_4691 | Reviewed this property |
You have to get into two helicopters- the are 6 Seats/seatbelts only!
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Joanna R
30 May 2018|
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Response from juergen_4691 | Reviewed this property |
Don’t know - we had great weather
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