Friday 12 July 2024

Franz Josef Glacier Heli Hike 8:15 am

5 places available





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Trips depart from Franz Josef Glacier Guides, Te Ao Marama, Glacier Base, 63 Cron Street, Franz Josef.

Our best-seller. This world-renowned Glacier Heli Hike combines an exhilarating helicopter ride, jaw-dropping scenery and a two-and-a-half-hour hike through the most spectacular glacier features.

Franz Josef Glacier is the fastest-moving commercially guided glacier in the world. As a result, its features are constantly changing and no two trips are ever quite the same. You might find yourself sliding through narrow crevasses, navigating between staggering ice towers, squeezing through ice caves or if you are lucky, all three!

Your experience includes:

  • A short scenic helicopter flight over the glacier valley, landing on the ice
  • Up to 2.5 hours spent on the glacier exploring features
  • Small group size: 1 guide to 11 guests
  • Learn about the glacier from your knowledgeable guide
  • Relaxed pace

Up to 4 hours from time of check-in to the end of the trip

Ice Time:
Up to 2.5 hours

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