First things first. No helicopter ride anywhere in the world is going to be inexpensive. We shopped around, struggled with the prices (which were similar across multiple providers) and decided to go with Heliservices.NZ they were locally owned and friendly. But, to be clear, we found that the price paled in comparison with the incredible once in a lifetime experience this turned out to be. We took the "Flight 3" which flew over both Fox and Franz Josef glaciers and included a snow landing. We will never forget this experience. Put it on a credit card, pay for it later, but do not pass up this amazing experience.