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Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight from Franz Josef

Highlights
  • Spectacular aerial views of Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
  • Live pilot commentary points out landmarks and unique features below
  • Walk out onto the snow after an exciting glacier landing
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Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight from Franz Josef
From US$217.98
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Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight from Franz Josef
From US$217.98
Overview
Fly over Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier on a spectacular helicopter tour that includes a landing right on the snow. Seeing both glaciers on a single helicopter flight offers incredible perspective and understanding of New Zealand’s massive ice sheets, and you touch down on one of the glaciers to snap up-close photographs of the frozen terrain.
What to Expect

Make your way to Fox Glacier helicopter base, then step into your helicopter for a flight over the icy landscape. Spot ice fields, deep crevasses, and icefalls far below as you soar across Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier; watch for the differences between the two maritime glaciers.

As you fly, your pilot shares commentary on the glaciers, then guides the helicopter down toward the snow for an exciting glacier landing. This is a great time to snap dramatic on-ice photographs and to get shots of the Southern Alps’ beautiful mountain scenery.

Following your time on the glacier, return to the helicopter for your flight back to the Fox Glacier helicopter base, where your two-glacier tour concludes.

Reviews (84)

1 - 5 of 12 reviews

Reviewed 10 April 2018
Must do while visiting twin glaciers of west coast

To those who do not want to walk, Helicopter Tour with snow landing is a must do in Franz Josef (also depart from Fox Glacier). Otherwise heli hike and sky driving are other options depending on how much adventurous you want to go. It is...More

Thank bigboy61455
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight from Franz Josef, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Hi bigboy614555xxx Thank you for leaving us a great review. We pride ourselves on providing a safe and thrilling experience. We do live in a unique environment where the mountains are roughly 20 kilometres from the Tasman sea and this does provide an excellent back...More

Reviewed 24 March 2018
A full 30 mins helicopter ride over Fox glacier and landing on the snow at the top of Franz Josef glacier

An excellent helicopter trip over Fox and Franz Josef glaciers, landing on the snow at the top of Franz Josef glacier. Informative commentary from our pilot throughout. Some great views, and a wonderful experience in the helicopter. We weren't rushed, everyone was very helpful.More

Thank Martin D
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight from Franz Josef, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Hi Martin, Thank you for your awesome review. The flight is an excellent choice and one of the best ways to see the Glaciers. We are so pleased that our customer service was helpful and that you did not feel rushed. The pilots enjoy showcasing...More

Reviewed 18 March 2018
Flight from Franz Josef

Really enjoyed this helicopter ride could not land on Franz Josef as it was too windy but landed on Fox instead. Brilliant well worth the moneyMore

Thank 284PAT192
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight from Franz Josef, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Hi 284Pat192, Thank you for your feedback. Our flights are such an awesome experience and we take into account the weather on the day. We are thrilled the weather did not prevent you landing and that you enjoyed your experience with us. Kind Regards, The...More

Reviewed 8 March 2018
Looks pricey but you wont regret paying.

What a great experience, phenomenal view, glaciers up close, and a chance to walk about on top of the mountain on the snowfield. A highlight of your holiday.More

Thank elegy
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight from Franz Josef, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Hi Elegy, Thank you for your review. We completely agree that the views are phenomenal and the snow landing is something extra special. The landscape changes extremely quickly here along with the weather so no two trips are the same. Kind Regards, The West Coast...More

Reviewed 21 February 2018
Fantastic

We had a great day for a helicopter ride. The sun was out and the temp was great. The views are amazing would do again. Our pilot Hamish was great.More

1  Thank MnWonderer
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight from Franz Josef, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Hi MnWonderer, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Hamish is a fantastic pilot who will appreciate the feedback. We are thrilled to know you enjoyed the views from the air as they are so unique to our area. We hope...More

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