Franz Josef Glacier And Snow Landing (allow 20 Minutes - Departs Franz Josef)

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 20 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    8.30AM, 9.00AM, 9.30AM, 10.00AM, 10.30AM, 11.00AM, 11.30AM, 12.00PM, 12.30PM, 1.00PM, 1.30PM, 2.00PM, 2.30PM, 3.00PM, 3.30PM, 4.00PM, 4.30PM, 5.00PM, 5.30PM, 6.00PM. All flight times are approximate a.. read more
  • Return Details :
    • Please report at least 30 minutes prior to departure • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there i.. read more
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Franz Josef Glacier including snow landing (allow 20 minutes)

Fly from our Franz Josef Heliport to the top of the Franz Josef icefall and land on the snow for fantastic photographic opportunities. This entry level flight will show you why so many are impressed by the sheer crevasses and pinicles that form the ice scapes of the Franz Josef Glacier. Be sure to book from the correct departure location (Franz Josef)

Know More about this tour

Our Franz Josef flight office includes a movie theatre, Souvenir store and toilet facilities for our customers.


Our Franz Josef flight office includes a movie theatre, Souvenir store and toilet facilities for our customers.


  • Pre-flight safety briefing


  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase) when conditions allow
  • Entry to Franz Josef Cinema to view WESTLAND WONDERLAND 40 minute South West New Zealand spectacular

Additional Info

Wheelchair accessible

Infants are required to sit on an adults lap

Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller

Public transportation options are available nearby

All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible

Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health

Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Traveler Reviews

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  • 30-Jun-2023

    This is an ABSOLUTE must when in Franz Josef. We did a 20 minute snow landing up the Franz Josef Glacier. Our pilot Josh was awesome taking some memorable Polaroid pictures of me and my best friend in the snow. Truly amazing 🤩 5 stars

  • 27-Jun-2023

    Being on the glacier and good customer services. We are so happy to get this excellent service and glad to have a wonderful chancr to visit the glacier.

  • 09-Apr-2023

    Truly fantastic experience. Our 30 minute trip included 10 minutes walking/standing/lying on the Franz Josef Glacier. Our pilot was fantastic- sharing enough information and fling gently to/from Glacier. Thoroughly recommend.

  • 23-Feb-2023

    Having been let down and cancelled with a ‘couldn’t care less’ attitude by Glacier Country Helicopters, the experience we received and the accommodating attitude of Heliservices NZ was superb. Not only were they able to take us and land on the glacier, but were happy to be taking just the two of us. Highly recommended.

  • 02-Oct-2022

    Great experience! Wish we could have more time spent in the snow! Pilot and ground staff were friendly and helpful!

  • 02-Oct-2022

    Great experience to see and land on the franz Joseph glacier. A must do. Company was great and well organised.

  • 16-Sep-2022

    Had been wanting to do this for years. First visit back too NZ for my US girl and this activity was at the top of our Bucket List. Weather wasn't playing the game the day before the flight, and looked dodgy on the morning we were supposed to fly. BUT, waiting and hoping for a break in the weather paid off. Lifted off at 10 am and we were so glad we waited. Jamie the pilot gave us a magnificent flight and took some great picture of us. The flight , the landing and walking around up by the glacier cannot be described. It has to be done to appreciate it. The HeliServiceNZ team were awesome. Great safety brief, friendly and knowledgeable and great value for money. A memory that will last a lifetime.

  • 06-Aug-2022

    What an adventure! A must do when visiting Franz Josef! It is an experience you do not want to miss. Life is short

  • 24-Apr-2022

    What a true highlight, bucket list adventure for us, stunning morning in Franz Joseph, weighed in, hopped in and flew the stunning Glacier friendly informative pilot, commentary excellent, we were suppose to land on the snow but it was to windy, it didn't take away from the flight at all, highly recommended, it's a must in my book, thank you 😀 highlight for sure.

  • 10-Jan-2022

    Rachel , our pilot gave us an experience of a life time. The staff are all very professional and totally safety conscious. This exertion is totally reliant on the weather and this was our second attempt at it. We chose the option of landing on the glacier in perfect conditions and glad we did it. Rachel's knowledge and statistics of the glacier was very impressive. This is a must do.

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