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Travel to the helicopter launch site, then strap in and take to the air for a sightseeing flight over two massive glaciers. Watch for the powerful glacial ice falls as you fly over Fox Glacier, which stretches from the Southern Alps towards the seacoast. When flying above Franz Josef Glacier, spot the blue shade of deep crevasses and look for mountaineers traversing the steep snow on climbing ropes.

Touch down on the snow so you can touch, see, and smell the frozen world firsthand. This is a great chance to throw some snowballs, get some snow-reflected sun, or snap some memorable photos with an icy backdrop before returning to the helicopter base camp.
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Franz Josef Glacier
Fox Glacier
Glacier Helicopters
Fly over Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glacier on a spectacular helicopter tour that includes a high-mountain snow landing. You’ll get a great perspective on the icy landscape by flying over the two dramatically-varied ice sheets, then see the frozen terrain up close once you touch down on the snow.
  • See two maritime glaciers on a single, spectacular flight
  • Soar above ice formations, crevasses, and frozen rivers
  • Snow landing means up-close views of the alpine zone
  • Multiple departure times available to suit your schedule
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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile
Awesome experience!!

Our family loved every moment of this experience. Top notch service from friendly staff. Our pilot Andrew made the trip even better with his commentary and energy! We had spectacular weather which made the time on the snow incredible. Highly recommend doing the two glaciers.More

Thank Aaron S
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2018

Thanks for your review, Aaron S. The Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers and the Southern Alps are breath-taking, particularly from the air! We’re happy that your family loved your flight with us and will pass on your compliments to our ground crew and to your...More

Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile
Incredible experience

I did the Franz and Fox flight with a snow landing, and it was incredible. The pilot was awesome, the views were spectacular and I’ll never forget that experience! Totally worth the money. The snow landing was absolutely unreal. Totally professional staff and you felt...More

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Hello HollyN10 and thank you for your review. We pride ourselves on our safety and professionalism so thank you for your kind feedback. We agree that landing on a Glacier is an incredible experience and we are so happy that we could take you on...More

Reviewed 27 February 2018
Glacier Helicopters Saved The Day

We had booked a heli hike with another company but were informed on check in that due to weather conditions the heli hike was cancelled...and everything else they had for the day were booked...so we were out of luck. So we left with sad faces,...More

Thank skiqueenbee
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Hello skiqueenbee and thank you for kind review. Although safety is always our main priority, our scenic flights need a smaller window of good weather than heli hikes so we happy that we could save the day and get you onto our helicopter trip! We...More

Reviewed 25 February 2018
Once in a lifetime

If you only have the chance Tom do this once, then grab it. We want to go again. Excellent service from the team, great experience. Highly recommended.More

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2018

Hi Paul and thank you for your review. We definitely agree it is a once in a lifetime experience and we are so glad you got to experience it with us. We are so happy you enjoyed our excellent service from our team, it is...More

Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile
Fox and Franz Josef Glacier with snow landing

Huge and marvelous with a professional team at Fox office and pilot. Snow landing site simply extravagant. It has to be done once in a lifetime !

Thank Isabelle A
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Hi Isabelle, thank you so much for your lovely review. We agree that the views from the landing site are amazing! Thank you again for your kind words about our team and pilots and hope you had an amazing time on the West Coast.

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