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Fox Glacier Helicopter Flight with Snow Landing

  • 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
Fox Glacier Helicopter Flight with Snow Landing
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Fox Glacier Helicopter Flight with Snow Landing
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.
Reviews (9)
1 - 5 of 9 reviews
Reviewed yesterday
Number 1 on our NZ trip

We were fortunate to be able to book a flight after recent bad weather had caused cancellations prior to our arrival. Counter staff were knowledgeable & got us on a morning flight the following morning. (best time) Well organized and the pilot (Chris) was very...More

Thank Harry B
Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

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 SunsetsnStorms
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 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 March 31, 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 April 16, 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 December 22, 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 HamleysC
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded January 4, 2018

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

Reviewed December 21, 2017

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 January 7, 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.

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