- Scenic flight to Franz Josef Glacier
- Glacier landing and 2-hour glacier hike
- Experienced guide
- All equipment (glacier boots, socks, ice crampons, waterproof jacket and pants)
Why do we love this
We love that you get to wander the glacier for two hours on this tour. You even get to touch the ice as you explore!
WHAT TO EXPECT
Fly over stunning Franz Josef Glacier before making a landing on the ice! Explore glacial terrain on a 2-hour professionally guided hike and be wowed by ice formations and pinnacles. This is the best way to soak in all the epic views the area has to offer.
Departing from the Franz Josef Village base, start your day with a helicopter ride up to the glacier. You'll see all the peaks and cliffs only experienced mountaineers can reach, all from a birds eye views! It's a wilderness experience you’ll never forget.
Zoom over the stunning landscape before landing on a section of this 12km long glacier. Your guides will have made a daily safety assessment of the conditions on this fast-moving ice flow, so you'll be exploring the safest area possible.
Equipped with glacier boots and crampons you’ll walk for two hours amongst the ice formations and pinnacles. You'll get to see the extraordinary colours of the ice-flow and you'll even be able to touch the ice!
Allow 3 hours for this experience. All equipment is provided. Please check-in 1 hour before your flight time. Heli Hike times are Winter (May-Sep) 11.00 am, 1.30 pm. Summer (Oct-Apr) 9.30 am, 12.00 pm, 2.30 pm.
Flights are not confirmed until the Glacier Helicopter Base has confirmed they have availability and weather conditions are suitable.