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Fox Glacier Helicopter Flight with Snow Landing provided by Glacier Helicopters

Fox Glacier Helicopter Flight with Snow Landing

Fox Glacier Helicopter Flight with Snow Landing
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What you can expect during your visit
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
About
Take to the skies and fly over Fox Glacier on a dramatic helicopter flight—one of the South Island of New Zealand’s must-do experiences. Combine stunning aerial views with an up-close experience of the frozen landscape thanks to an exciting snow landing. Walk on alpine terrain that’s accessible only to skilled mountaineers and pilots, enjoying an unforgettable, dramatic vantage point set high above the glacier.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 20m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 20m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
See Fox Glacier’s crevasses, caves, icefalls, and frozen rivers from above
Get amazing views of the West Coast glacier region en route to Fox Glacier
Experience an exciting snow landing and walk on the maritime glacier
Bring home gorgeous on-the-snow photos
What to expect
Make your way to the helicopter base, meet your pilot, get a safety briefing, and then buckle up and pull out your camera. Lift off the ground and enjoy a bird’s-eye view of New Zealand’s West Coast glacier region before flying toward Fox Glacier. See a blue-white swath of snow and ice between rocky ridges, and a fascinating jumble of crevasses, ice ridges, and ice caves. As you fly low over Fox Glacier, get aerial views of its glacial cliffs and icefalls, and then touch down on a patch of snow that overlooks the ice field. Walk a pristine snowy slope that’s far from roads and trails, taking in spectacular views back across the frozen landscape and snapping some memorable photos. Hop back into the helicopter for the return flight to Fox Glacier Township.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 28287P5
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Professional guide
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
20m
Departure details
Main Road, Fox Glacier 7886, New Zealand Departure Point: Main Street though town Address: Located in the townships of Fox Glacier on the Main Street though town - Main South Road, SH6 Dates: Daily
Inclusions
Professional guide
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
Main Road, Fox Glacier 7886, New Zealand Departure Point: Main Street though town Address: Located in the townships of Fox Glacier on the Main Street though town - Main South Road, SH6 Dates: Daily
Duration
20m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Infant seats available
What to Bring, Warm Clothing,Sturdy Covered Shoes, Sunglasses,Sunscreen and a Camera
For safety reasons, we do not allow selfie sticks, drones, flammable liquids, lighters, iPads/ tablets and bags of any description on any of our flights.
We fly all year round, weather permitting. Please note: On Christmas, we only operate for half the day (9 am - 12 pm).
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
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5.0
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tonyandgayemeier
Christchurch, New Zealand8 contributions
Fox Glacier snow landing.
Apr 2021
What an experience! Such a friendly Brendon(and humorous) and a skilled pilot in Tim. What a combination to make it a flight and landing on the snow extravaganza. The day was beautiful, blue sky and no cloud and no wind to speak of. Would recommend to anyone.
Written 15 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hello tonyandgayemeier. It sounds as if you had the perfect day! We’re pleased you took the time to leave us a review, and even more so that you enjoyed yourself! We’ll pass your praise back to our crew, and we hope you enjoyed the rest of your time here on the coast. Kind regards Glacier Helicopters
Written 27 April 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

famadven
Wellington, New Zealand281 contributions
The best experience ever
Apr 2021
We had hoped to do the Twin Glacier with Snow Landing but of course the weekend we visited (a) Fox was uber busy (which was fantastic to see) and (b) the weather was a little dodgy. We called by the office on the Friday afternoon and Holly managed to get us the first booking the next morning. What we loved was that she went to great pains to make sure we were aware she couldn't guarantee the weather or the landings (go figure!). We didn't have to make payment until the actual day. We rocked up Saturday morning and the weather looked okay to us but again it was explained that the landing couldn't be guaranteed. I was desperate to give it a go so we went - and again, payment wasn't made until after we did the flight. There was absolutely no pressure from Holly to go if we didn't want to. So glad we did - because we got to land. Very happy:-) It was amazing. Yeah sure it was a 50/50 chance but it was so so worth it.
Written 5 April 2021
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Kia ora famadven. What a fantastic review you have left us! We’re thrilled top hear that Holly went out of her way to make you feel at ease with your decision! We never fly if it isn’t 100% safe to do so, and we like to keep guests as updated as possible on all of the pilots weather calls to put any nerves at ease. We’re glad to see the gamble paid off, stepping out of the helicopter onto the Alps is an experience that will be hard to forget! Thank you for taking the time to leave your praise, we hope you enjoy the rest of you time on holiday. Kind regards The Helicopter Line
Written 19 April 2021
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Di Thurston
Lower Hutt, New Zealand22 contributions
Awesome!
Mar 2021 • Couples
Amazing experience! Didn't actually need all of the cold weather clothing we brought - a stunning day (well part of a day, as the clouds almost put paid to our flight until they cleared - just in time!) The staff were lovely and the pilot efficient and friendly. Highly recommended
Written 25 March 2021
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Kia ora Di Thurston! Thank you for leaving us a great review. Sounds like you had a bit of luck on your side with the weather, we’re pleased to hear that you got your flight. Often people misjudge the temperature of the snow landing. If you fly in the warmer months, being on the snow is about the same temperature as it is in the township! Great to hear that our team were helpful and friendly, we always aim to deliver high standards of customer experiences. Thanks again for leaving the review, we hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday! Kind regards Glacier Helicopters
Written 28 March 2021
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Caitlin S
Oxford, UK6 contributions
The best experience in NZ yet!
Nov 2020 • Couples
After looking at scenic flights in Mt Cook we decided to take one over the glaciers when we got to the west coast. We went in to see the team in Glacier Helicopters in Fox Glacier and they gave us all the info we needed and prices and advice. They had deals on all flights due to covid, and it seemed like an opportunity not to miss. We booked on for the best weather day for the twin glacier flight. On the day unfortunately the wind was too high to go ahead at our planned time, so they re booked us in for the afternoon. The weather was all good, but we could only do the single glacier flight. We went ahead anyway and I'm SO glad we did! The flight was absolutely fantastic!! Amazing views of the glacier with a knowledgeable pilot, Tim, and a beautiful snow landing!! Plenty of time to take it all in (and take pictures!!) Before getting back in the Heli for a lovely flight down (circling the glacier and pointing out Victoria Falls). Overall fantastic experience, can't fault it all, friendly team and some great deals on at the moment!! Definitely give it a go If you are in the west coast.
Written 25 November 2020
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Hi Caitlin S. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a positive review! We’re sorry to hear the weather wasn’t good enough to do the Twin Glacier flight, but we’re thrilled to hear you enjoyed the Fox Glacier flight. The mighty Victoria falls is a highlight of the Fox Glacier tour, seeing the water cascade down below the ice is an awe inspiring experience. With the deals going on at the moment, there has never been a better time to explore your own backyard. Thanks again for leaving a review, and we hope you enjoyed the rest of your time on the Coast.
Written 13 December 2020
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Deliah Q
Bay of Islands, New Zealand67 contributions
Super Superb
Nov 2020
This had to be one of the highlights of our holiday. It was an absolutely amazing experience. We were lucky to be upgraded to a longer flight, thankyou Jess, much appreciated. Could not believe our luck actually, beautiful weather, flew over both Franz Joseph and the Fox Glaciers and a landing. Huge thanks to our Pilot Tim, felt safe and secure the whole trip and was given an informative commentary of the surrounds, awesome. Great time to travel the country right now, great deals abound. Highly recommend AAA+
Written 14 November 2020
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Hello DeliaH. Thank you for taking the time to write us a lovely review. Your photo of the two of you on the Fox Neve is beautiful, what a special keepsake to have of your experience. We take a lot of pride in delivering exceptional customer service, we’re thrilled to see that Jess and Tim hit the mark. You cannot beat the West Coast on a good day, and seeing both the glaciers here from above will be an experience you’ll remember for life. Thank you again for leaving us a review, you’re right, it is an excellent time to travel the country. We hope you enjoy the rest of your travels.
Written 13 December 2020
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boneym97
1 contribution
WOW-ed by the glaciers and the staff
Aug 2020
The staff were so friendly and extremely accommodating! They got us on a flight as quick as they could because the weather was taking a turn for the worst, and really did all they could to ensure an amazing experience for us. I could not imagine seeing the glaciers in a different way - this is truly the best way to see the drama and detail of the glaciers. It was just the most amazing experience!
Written 26 August 2020
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Hi boneym97, thank you for taking the time to leave us such a glowing review! We’re very proud of our stunning back yard, soaring over the glaciers on one of our tours is an incredible way to take in just how beautiful they are. Safety is paramount to us here at Glacier Helicopters and we do not fly when it is not safe to do so such as bad weather. That being said we are thrilled that we pulled out the all the stops for you to have a high class experience with us before the weather turned. Thank you again for writing us a great review, we hope you enjoyed the rest of your time here on the coast.
Written 7 September 2020
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Spencer C
Auckland, New Zealand18 contributions
Mind Blowing Glacier experience! We will never forget this....
Jul 2020
It was all just so brilliant! Greg, our pilot was phenomenal and we never thought it would be possible and so beautiful. We felt safe the entire time and with the beautiful weather it was truly magical. What I liked was that our safety was their highest priority and they were open and up front with us. Thank you so much for an experience that we will never forget!
Written 10 August 2020
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Hello Spencer C. Your photos of the Fox Glacier and at the Fox Neve landing site are wonderful keepsakes! All that fresh snow would have made your experience extra special. We pride ourselves on prioritising safety, we’re glad that was reflected in your time with us and that you felt safe at all times. When the weather is good here on the West Coast, the views of the Southern Alps and glaciers are hard to match! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a lovely review, we hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels around our beautiful country.
Written 7 September 2020
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Jacinda
Auckland, New Zealand23 contributions
Wow - An overused expression but it fits the experience.
Jul 2020
On the spur of the moment we decided to make the most of the amazing deals offered and embarked on one of our bucket list adventures. Got lucky with the weather and had fantastic views and perfect conditions on the glacier. It was our first time in a helicopter and we're hooked. A young couple with a baby came up with us and we were all taken such good care of. If you've thought about it, go for it. It was so much fun. Such friendly service from Mossy our pilot, Lina our loader and Jess at check in. Thanks for a great experience.
Written 28 July 2020
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Thank you for flying with us and for your lovely review! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your flight and got to experience the West Coast Glaciers and southern alps! We pride ourselves on our friendly customer service and will pass your compliments on to Mossy, Lina and Jess. We hope to have you fly with us again in the future!
Written 7 September 2020
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Hannah
3 contributions
THE COOLEST MORNING EVER 🚁❄️
Jun 2020 • Friends
Absolutely UNREAL experience! The crew were amazing and such great banter! We were treated to perfect weather and some unbeatable scenes. 10/10 would recommend.
Written 21 June 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi Hannah. We’re thrilled to hear you had such a great time with us here at Glacier Helicopters. It looks like you had the whole snow landing site to yourself! Playing in the snow, surrounded my mountains and glaciers, with the Tasman sea in the background - it really cannot get much better than that! Thanks for leaving us such a good review, we hope to have the pleasure of showing you the glaciers from above again in the future.
Written 29 June 2020
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Fen L
Mosman Park, Australia5 contributions
Trustworthy Heli-folks
Mar 2020 • Couples
As two couples, literally and separately drove into town, Franz Josef, and booked a flight takeoff for an hour later... And got to land on top of the glacier, true bucket list stuff!!!

The caveat is the weather at the glacier top itself, there is often fog and low cloud which prevents a landing (and risk of a one way trip), though to be fair the cost is reduced if no landing safely doable.

Before our flight, other people had been waiting several days for good weather, so we got ultra lucky and if you want to land for definite then bargain on staying in the area for several days then.

Overall outstanding experience, from pre-flight briefing to awesome flight to and from the glacier itself, up alongside the walls of the valley below and a brief lingering hover to spot Mt Cook in the far distance, again weather permitting enough visibility for each flight.

Interesting to see brown discoloration due it seems to smoke fallout across the Tasman Sea from the recent Aussie bush fires...
Written 20 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi there, Thank you for your kind words. Wow, it sounds like you got very lucky with your booking! We will always try and give our customers the most up to date weather information and will brief you as much as possible about the flight. We are so glad that you had such an outstanding experience up there. Seeing Mount Cook from a distance shows just how good the conditions were for you! Thanks again for your excellent review and we look forward to welcoming you back next time you pass through.
Written 19 May 2020
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StaceyCheer
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Highlight of the holiday!
After our booked flight (with another company) cancelled due to lack of numbers, we were lucky enough to book a fli
chrisdV2469ZY
chrisdV2469ZY
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Wow is such a small word for such an experience
Wow, what an awesome team. From Natalie booking us and safety briefing to Tim the pilot that gave us the most aweso
Getafix
Getafix
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Spectacular helicopter experience.
Flight around Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers and snow landing with Clark as pilot. More spectacular than the Crand Ca
mcd1987
mcd1987
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40 Breathtaking Minutes
Amazing 40 minute flight from Franz Josef with Greg, we were very fortunate to fly around Aoraki Mt Cook in such am
651delwynl
651delwynl
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Wow wow and wow
Had booked to fly the next morning but they phoned to ask if we could do it earlier. We had just had lunch at a wee
CCNewZealand
CCNewZealand
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Awe inspiring - you must do it
We did this trip many years ago, and were so excited to go again. We flew over Fox and Franz Josef glaciers, landed
ameliah310
ameliah310
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Flight of lifetime!
What an incredible experience. From the moment we walked in, we were greeted by the friendliest tour guide named Br
Britwi
Britwi
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Flight of your life
Had to stay an extra day due to the weather stopping flights on our original day, but wow was it worth it. The staf
CMDobbie
CMDobbie
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Wow what an experience
We took the helicopter up to see the Fox and Franz Josef glaciers. Pilot landed just above the Franz Josef glacier
Shellydineen
Shellydineen
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Awesome experience
Such a great experience - our Pilot Tim was super nice, really safe and took a great photo of us at the top! The wh
NayHaybz
NayHaybz
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Once in a lifetime
This was a once in a lifetime experience, which myself, my kids, and mum will never forget. Everything about the fl
Pavma00p
Pavma00p
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This experience was unreal!!
We had incredible weather which allowed us to see both Mount Tasman and Mount Cook from the air. The flight was gen
678janetj
678janetj
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Lifetime experience
A must do experience when in the Glacier country. Our pilot Tim is extremely knowledgeable and has 27 years of flyi
Sassyaston75
Sassyaston75
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Spectacular experience
Absolutely worth every penny. If you can spare the dollars don’t miss this. Flying over and then standing on a glac
342haleyd
342haleyd
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Stunning glaciers
Highly recommend! The glaciers are incredible and standing in the snow on the top on a beautiful day surrounded by
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