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Heli Hiking Franz Josef

From US$ 336.40
Highlights
  • Fly over Franz Josef Glacier for a glacier hike
  • Touch down between two dramatic ice falls
  • Don provided mountaineering equipment for a guided hike
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Heli Hiking Franz Josef
From US$ 336.40
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9:30am Tour
9:30am departure; summer season only (October - April)
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11am departure; winter season only (May - September)
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12pm departure; summer season only (October - April)
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Overview
Heli-hike the Franz Josef Glacier on an adventurous mountaineering tour that explores the Southern Alps from the air and on the ice. Flying over Franz Josef Glacier is great for panoramic views of crevasses and ice falls, and the guided hike gets you to a fantastic vantage point high on the glacier to explore ice caves and glacial terrain up close, with all mountaineering equipment provided.
What to Expect
Make your way to the heli-hiking home base, where you’ll meet a guide and be fitted with all necessary equipment, including a waterproof jacket, glacier boots, and an ice axe.

Board a helicopter for the flight over Franz Josef Glacier, a massive 7.5-mile (12 kilometer) glacier. Soar over towering peaks, deep crevasses, and winding streams of glacial melt. The pilot will guide the helicopter onto the ice, touching down high on the glacier.

Climb in and around ice caves, capturing remarkable photographs of the frozen landscape, and learn the history of Franz Josef Glacier. Following the hike, board the helicopter for the spectacular return flight, retracing your path with sweeping views across the Southern Alps.
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Franz Joseph Heli Hiking 3 hour trip

We were fortunate with the weather and able to do this trip on the day and at the time we booked on our second day in Franz Joseph. I considered a scenic flight but knew the boys would enjoy the experience of actually hiking on...More

Thank chrisjcherry
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line West Coast, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi chrisjcherry Thank you for taking the time to leave us a valuable review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your trip on the Glacier and that your guide gave you a fantastic experience. The flight up to the Glacier is short as...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Unforgettable

My husband and I did this a few weeks ago and it was the most amazing experience. Our guide Megan was most entertaining, informative and just good fun. What a thrill to actually hike on a glacier - something we're not likely to ever do...More

Thank Rozzymelbourne
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line West Coast, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Rozzymelbourne Thank you for your review. We are so thrilled the Heli hike was such a hit and that the weather enabled you to experience this amazing excursion. Any person aged 8 above can participate on this Hike providing there are no medical history...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Amazing!

The Heli Hike was absolutely amazing, our guide Gat was awesome and very accommodating for our 8yr child who participated on the hike. All the ground staff were amazing and incredibly helpful.

Thank CPronesti
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line West Coast, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi CProsteni Thank you for your excellent review. We are thrilled you found our staff helpful and the Gat provided an amazing experience. Kind Regards, The West Coast Team

Reviewed 11 March 2018
Great experience with combined helicopter and ice walking

The sheer scale of everything on the glacier is awe inspiring, which in itself makes this trip worthwhile. We checked into the office on the Main Street and because the weather was changing we weren't sure whether the trip was going to go ahead or...More

Thank Mike S
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line West Coast, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Mike S, We are so thrilled that you found the experience we provided you was efficient and friendly. We pride ourselves on providing a safe and thrilling experience. Safety is our highest priority and the weather does factor into this. We really appreciate the...More

Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile
Very cool

We booked less than a day in advance when we knew the weather was going to be okay. The helicopter flight was short but great. Was selected to sit at the front which offered a better view (2 in front, 4 at the back). Hiking...More

1  Thank Jo L
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at The Helicopter Line West Coast, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Jo L, Thank you for your review. Your feedback is important to us so we will take this on and see where we can improve. You are very fortunate to have booked only a half a day out. Our Heli Hikes fill up very...More

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