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Scenic Helicopter Flight with Snow Landing: Franz Josef Glacier

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  • Mobile ticket

Fly over the stunning Southern Alps, see glacial icefalls, and admire unusual ice formations. Later, land on the snow, take stunning photos, and maybe even attempt a snowball fight!


  • Set out on an amazing 20-minute scenic flight with a snow landing.

  • Marvel at the incredible ice falls around the Franz Josef Glacier.

  • Listen to commentary from your expert pilot guide throughout your journey.

  • Take Insta-worthy photographs of the superb panoramic views of the Southern Alps.

  • Enjoy the beautiful natural landscape around you after your exciting snow landing.


Snow Landing

  • Scenic helicopter flight from Franz Josef Glacier Township

  • Snow landing in the mountains

  • Commentary from your expert pilot guide

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.


1 review
Josephine Gauci



Oct, 2022

Fly away towards the Southern Alps in this once-in-a-lifetime helicopter experience over the Fox Glacier. Start your adventure at the helicopter base in Franz Josef Township, and meet your expert pilot. Once you take off, marvel at the spectacular panoramic views over the town and surrounding landscapes before making your way back towards the Franz Josef Glacier. As you near the picturesque mountains, cruise over the dramatic ice falls and deep crevasses before stopping for a snow landing. Use this moment to take in the beauty of your surroundings. Breathe in the fresh mountain air and take photographs in this winter wonderland. When you're done, join your pilot on the flight back to the Franz Josef Glacier Township.

Important Information

  • Children aged 0-8 are NOT allowed to join this activity.

  • Things to carry with you: sunscreen, a camera, sunglasses, 3 to 4 layers of warm upper body clothing (no jeans), covered shoes (sneakers or trainers are fine) or hiking boots, a warm hat and gloves, water, snacks (optional), and any essential medication.

  • It is suggested to leave your bags and other valuable belongings (e.g. passport and wallet) at the operator’s office or inside your car.

  • Please note that the availability, route, and length of your scenic flight will be dependent on weather conditions on the day.

  • All the activities are not available on Christmas Day.

  • It is illegal to use drones in the area, so please leave yours in the car if you have one.

  • Selfie sticks are not allowed to use around or in the helicopter.

  • Please note that passengers are not allowed to use iPads to take photos during flights as they can impede the view of the pilot and other passengers. You're very welcome to bring along another means of taking your photos (phone, camera, or GoPro are all great).

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly.

  • Please display your mobile voucher along with a valid photo ID at the ticket redemption point.

  • If you have purchased reduced-price tickets, please carry your valid photo ID proof for verification.

  • Kindly ensure that you arrive 30 minutes before the start time of your tour to avoid any delays.

Departure Locations

  • Departs and returns from Fox Glacier Guiding - Glacier Tours & Adventures.

  • Address: 44 Main Road, State Highway 6, Fox Glacier 7951, New Zealand.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Fox+Glacier+Guiding+-+Glacier+Tours+%26+Adventures/@-43.4652461,170.0152016,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x6d2a2c2dcb6b5c83:0x81fb3e99e2d92a5a!8m2!3d-43.4652697!4d170.0174681">Get Directions to the Departure Location

  • Departs and returns from Franz Josef Base – Alpine Adventure Centre.

  • Address: 29 Main Road, Franz Josef / Waiau 7856, New Zealand.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/HeliServices.NZ+Franz+Josef+(Fox+Glacier+%26+Haast)/@-43.3877825,170.1794729,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x6d2bd5dde2d2b241:0xc92b48c1f833b8df!8m2!3d-43.3877864!4d170.1816616?hl=en">Get Directions to the Departure Location

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