Franz Josef Glacier helicopter tour

Franz Josef Glacier helicopter tour

€ 169 p.p.

The Franz Josef Glacier (Kā Roimata o Hine Hukatere) is about 12 kilometres long and has a névé or snow catchment area of 20 square kilometres. The terminal face of the glacier is less than 300 metres above sea level. Franz Josef Glacier has been known to move at up to 4 metres per day, making it one of the fastest moving glaciers on the planet. Fly over the Franz Josef Glacier up to 6000 ft and land on the snow. This tour is a very popular quick snapshot of our beautiful landscape.

Including snow landing!

Infants less than 4 years old (weighing less than 15kg) are are permitted to sit on an adult’s lap free of charge.

This sightseeing flight is carried out in a helicopter and the air tour lasts 20 minutes.
Your helicopter tour departure location is Franz Josef Glacier Heliport.

What should you wear?

  • Sunglasses
  • Covered shoes (sneakers or trainers are fine) or hiking boots
  • Clothing – Wear comfortable outdoor clothing suitable for wearing on the snow. Occasionally the temperature can be 5-10 degrees cooler on the snow than it is in the village.

Reasons to choose for Fly Over The World

  • A lifetime experience!
  • 24/7/365 Helpdesk, we are here to help!
  • Great guide during flight
  • We fly 100% CO2 neutral
  • Reservations are safe
  • FREE cancellation, up to 7 days!


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Cancellation policy

We might have to cancel your flight due to bad weather or other operational contingencies, in that case we offer you to reschedule free of charge or to receive a full refund. If you cancel the flight, the following conditions apply:

  • You can cancel your flight up to 7 days before departure free of charge.
  • Rescheduling and cancellation is possible until 48 hours before departure for which a handling fee of EUR 75,00 is charged.
  • For cancellations within 48 hours before departure no refund will be issued.

If we have to cancel the flight due to the fact that you have failed to (correctly) inform us of crucial information such as (over)weight, pregnancy and/or disability’s, no refund will be issued.

In the case you are not present on the time and meeting point stated on the boarding pass we might have to shorten or cancel your flight and no (partial) refund will be issued.