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Fox Glacier Helicopter Flight with Snow Landing

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
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Fox Glacier Helicopter Flight with Snow Landing
From US$170.75
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Fox Glacier Helicopter Flight with Snow Landing
US$170.75
Overview
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.
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, which stretches 7.5 miles (12 kilometers) toward the coast. 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.
Write a ReviewReviews (8)

1 - 5 of 8 reviews

Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile
AMAZING!

Highlight of our NZ trip to date! Something is going to have to be pretty awesome to beat that! We had booked for a 10am flight which was cancelled due to weather, then rescheduled for 1pm also cancelled, tried again at 5pm and made it!!...More

Thank Samantha D
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Hello Samantha D and thank you for your kind review. We are so glad that you got to eventually get on a flight with us, so we thank you for being patient with the weather. We have passed on your kind words to Rusty and...More

Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile
Amazing experience

A wonderful experience. Fabulous flight with breathtaking scenery. A must do activity as the opportunity to stand on a glacier does not occur very oftenMore

Thank Jane N
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Hello Jane N and thank you for your review. We are so happy that we could provide you with such a wonderful experience and that you got to enjoy the incredible scenery on the Glacier. We agree it’s a once in a lifetime experience and...More

Reviewed 23 December 2017
Best Experience Ever!

Had the best time ever. Alex was the best guide! I was able to take my graduation photo on the glacier.

Thank Hamleys C
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Hi Hamleys and thank you for your review and we are so glad you got the photo you wanted!

Reviewed 21 December 2017
Outstanding

This is as close to mountain climbing as you can get. The ride was smooth and the scenery was magnificent.

Thank JGS62
TotallyTourism, General Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2018

Thanks JGS62 for the wonderful view. We agree that the scenery is magnificent and so glad that you enjoyed your flight. Thank you for flying with glacier helicopters and we hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday in New Zealand.

Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile
Amazing experience for a nervous flyer

My husband and I took this trip today. I was nervous and unsure about it as I don’t like flying or heights, hence wondering if I should bother but wanted to try and challenge myself. We were lucky with a smooth flight and a gorgeous...More

Thank Amanda H
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Thanks Amanda for your lovely review. We are so happy that you overcame your nerves and got to experience such spectacular views! It’s so good to hear our ground staff and pilots helped make your flight even better. Thank you for flying with us and...More

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