West Coast Glacier Helicopter Flight with Alpine Landing

Fox Glacier and Franz Josef


  • Scenic 20 minute helicopter flight
  • High alpine landing in a stunning snowfield
  • Amazing views of either Fox Glacier or Franz Josef Glacier

This helicopter flight is the perfect opportunity to get up close to one of the stunning glaciers and touch snow. You'll be captivated as you lift off and fly up and over either the Franz Josef Glacier or Fox Glacier and experience the solitude of a landing in this natural alpine wonderland.

Why You'll Love This

What's Included?

  • Scenic 20 minute helicopter flight with views of Fox Glacier or Franz Josef Glacier
  • Alpine landing to touch snow
  • Safety briefing and in-flight headset
  • Courtesy transfers to and from central locations

This scenic helicopter flight takes you over one of the stunning, picturesque and famous glaciers of South Island New Zealand. You will either fly over Fox Glacier or Franz Josef Glacier, where you can marvel at the incredible alpine environment, and the size and nature of either of these two famous glaciers.

This flight includes an alpine snow landing with amazing views, allowing you to stop and enjoy the stunning landscape surrounding you, while also getting the opportunity to see a glacier up close and experience the towering ice formations for yourself, and touch snow, before your return above the scenic landscapes of the glaciers.

On the Day

Session Length

This experience lasts 20 minutes including the alpine landing. We operate 365 days a year.

Numbers on the Day

Minimum numbers are required for trips to operate. Please call 24 hours before departure to reconfirm your booking.


This experience is weather dependant.

Dress Code

Sunglasses, sturdy footwear, and a camera are recommended.

... and Importantly


  • This helicopter flight is suitable for all ages
  • Please advise at the time of booking if you are travelling with an infant or toddler
  • Please advise at the time of booking if wheelchair access is required


Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to this policy:


  • Over 24 hours prior to the experience date: No charge
  • Within 24 hours of the experience, No Shows and Late Arrivals: Participants forfeit their experience and are not entitled to a refund or re-book. Participants are advised to make their own insurance provisions in case of unforeseen circumstances