Franz Josef


Are you up for it?

Glaciers are one of nature’s most breathtaking spectacles. Fox Glacier and Franz Josef are internationally-renowned glaciers that attract visitors from around the world every year.

Fly up over the ice, and see pinnacles, crevasses, seracs, and the deep blue ice of glacier country. Choose your Scenic Flight departing Franz Josef below. Walk-ins welcome.


$195 per Adult Franz Josef or Fox Glacier with Snow landing (allow 20 minutes).No need to apply a code, just make a booking!

$350 per Adult TWIN GLACIER special Choose the Twin Glacier scenic flight departing from Franz Josef or Fox Glacier, and receive the special price of $350 per Adult. (includes the 30 minute Fox Glacier and Mount Cook option departing Fox Glacier)


Scenic flights departing Franz Josef

The Franz Josef flight office

Our Franz Josef flight office is in the Alpine Adventure Centre building right in the heart of the town. This is your first stop to check in for a flight or make a booking.

Our helipad is at Franz Josef Heliport and is within easy walking distance (200m) of our office. Our ground crew will make sure you are at the heliport in plenty of time for your flight.

Important information

Franz Josef flight office: +64 (0)3 752 0793
Office hours 8.00AM to 6.00PM

Please note: Snow landings are subject to weather conditions and are at the pilot’s discretion.

Check-in time is 30 minutes before your scheduled departure time. This allows time for payment processing and aircraft allocation.

Flight duration is only approximate. Pricing is in New Zealand dollars and includes GST. Minimum numbers apply.


  • 5 star ratingSnow Angel This was simply the best experience of our trip to New Zealand. It was my first experience with snow and... read more

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    5 star ratingThe best helicopter tour company It’s so happy to have second chance to join Helicopter tour service in New zealand.
    The weather is wonderful ....
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    5 star ratingGreat tour My 2yr old and I had a great experience on this trip. He was able to sit on my lap... read more

  • 5 star ratingSpectacular Kia ora!

    Thank you very much for your great review. We are so pleased to hear you had such an incredible...
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    5 star rating20min scenic plus landing WOW..outstanding!!
    Bill the pilot was great!
    Don’t go anywhere else, use these guys!!!!
    2 adults, 3 kids
    Best money ever spent!

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    5 star ratingSimply Awesome Based on the favourable weather forecast - we booked online the evening before - and when we woke up we... read more

  • 5 star ratingUnreal experience! Great company Had an amazing experience! Can’t rate these guys highly enough!
    So I was staying over in Fox Glacier just for a...
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    kwame m

    5 star ratingFantastic Experience A not to be missed experience if you’re ever in Franz Joseph. The company, pilots etc are all very professional... read more

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    5 star ratingWould give 10 stars! This is an absolute must do if you are coming to see the glacier! We initially went to the walking... read more