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Franz Josef Glacier Scenic Flight & Snow Landing

Take a flight into the majestic Southern Alps, experience a snow landing and explore the ice falls on Franz Josef Glacier!

Franz Josef, New Zealand
DurationDuration20 minutes
Start & End TimeStart & End Timei
Pick-Up & Drop-OffPick-Up & Drop-OffNot included
Minimum AgeMinimum AgeAll ages
Fitness LevelFitness LevelLow

What's Included

  • Scenic flight into the Southern Alps and over Franz Josef Glacier
  • Snow landing 
  • Explore Franz Josef Glacier

Why Do We Love This

We love that a snow landing is included on this trip. The chance to actually explore from the ground is amazing! 

What to Expect

Franz Josef Glacier is one of the must-see spots in New Zealand. Experience the epic beauty with a scenic flight and snow landing. 
At 12 km long, Franz Josef Glacier is steep and dramatic, with incredible icefalls.

Beginning with a scenic helicopter flight into the Southern Alps, your glacier adventure will be one you'll never forget.

Keep your eyes open as you fly, Franz Josef Glacier will take your breath away! The Glacier has some of the most stunning ‘ice architecture’ in the world and you'll have the chance to snap some stunning photos of this as you fly.  

After taking in the stunning scenery, its time for the most exciting part of the day, a snow landing! Now is your chance to really explore this fascinating area. 

This is a 20-minute experience. Check-in closes 30 mins before departure. Please ensure you are at the Franz Josef township Helicopter Base on time.

Please note you will need to call the base 24 hours before your booking to confirm your flight. (+64 3 752 0755) Flights are not confirmed until the Glacier Helicopter Base has confirmed they have availability and weather conditions are suitable. 

Please note drones are not permitted. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Warm clothing.
  • Sturdy covered shoes (snow on your toes is not nice!)
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen.
  • Your phone/camera.


Terms & Conditions:
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Cancellation Policy:
  • Your flight is subject to favourable weather conditions; if cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
  • We recommend booking your flights early in your trip with flexibility for weather changes

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