Guided tour

Franz Josef: Glacier Helicopter Ride with Snow Landing

Franz Josef: Glacier Helicopter Ride with Snow Landing

From US$ 191.11 per person

Soar above scenic snowy landscapes and enjoy unsurpassed views of Franz Josef Glacier on this epic helicopter tour. From a unique birds-eye perspective, admire views of some of New Zealand’s highest peaks, then stop for a once-in-a-lifetime snow landing.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 20 minutes
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Admire spectacular views of the ice pinnacles and crevasses of Franz Josef Glacier
  • Soak up the magical atmosphere from your snow landing and enjoy fantastic photo opportunities
  • See majestic snow-capped mountains and some of New Zealand's highest peaks
Full description
Board the helicopter at the local partner’s base in Franz Josef, then soar up into the skies where panoramic views await. Glide through the sky, passing over the spectacular ice pinnacles and crevasses of Franz Josef Glacier on the way to the snow landing site. Throughout the tour, soak up once-in-a-lifetime views of snow-capped mountains as well as some of New Zealand’s highest peaks. Arrive at the landing site and take your first steps onto the snowy landscape. Be amazed by the sheer beauty of your surroundings as you are dwarfed by the size of this mountainous West Coast region. Enjoy enough time to take photos and soak up this magical location, then hop back in the helicopter for the return journey to the base.
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Important information

Know before you go

  • If the tour is cancelled due to weather conditions, you will be refunded
  • All seats in the helicopter come with listening headsets that allows for the pilot to give a running commentary on the views and highlights of your tour
  • The road leading north out of Franz Josef is closed until further notice due to flooding. It is targeted to be reopened (with restrictions) before Christmas, depending on weather
  • As of Wednesday December 11, 2019, full access south from Franz Josef on State Highway 6 through to Wanaka is open with some delays to be expected
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Product ID: 325023