Half Day Heli Hike in Franz Josef Glacier

Activity Information


  • You will receive confirmation of your booking's availability within 1 business day. Once confirmed, we will send you the voucher via email
  • In the event that you do not receive an email from us, please check your Spam folder or notify us via email


  • Starts at glacier base in Franz Josef Village
  • Get you kitted out with the essential gear and give you a pre-trip briefing
  • The guide will lead you a on a short walk through native forest to the heli pad
  • Get you ready to board your helicopter
  • Land you high up on the glacier
  • Make the final preparations for your hike before you head off
  • Explore the pristine features of this incredible icescape
  • Back to glacier base in Franz Josef Village
Insider Tips

What To Bring:

  • Warm, breathable base layers such as merino or polypropylene
  • Suitable long pants for walking in (no jeans)
  • Sunglasses and sun protection (don't forget to protect your lips with balm)
  • Your own warm hat and gloves if you prefer
  • Camera
  • Small backpack with a drink and snacks
  • It is recommended you bring a valid ID as there are age and safety restrictions for this hike
Additional Information

Additional Information:

  • Minimum age: Age 8
  • Child ticket: Age 8-16 (children might not be allowed to join this tour in case of hazardous glacier conditions on the day of the tour. In cases like these, a full refund will be issued)
  • Maximum weight: 115kg
  • Maximum guide to customer ratio is 1 to 11
  • Customers over 115kg and/or pregnant will not be able to participate this tour
  • Lockers are available for rent. Please leave your valuables such as passport, wallet and car keys behind
  • You will have up to 3 hours spent on the ice hiking the glacier and exploring features

Safety Restrictions:

  • We adhere to the highest safety standards to ensure ongoing safety for both our guests and our team
  • We will be delighted to welcome you as a guest on our Glacier Heli Hike provided you:
  • Weigh less than 115kg (253.5lb)
  • Are not pregnant
  • Are over the age of 8 years old, the weight of 35kg and the height of 137cm tall
  • Are not under the influence of intoxicating drugs or alcohol
  • Have not been assessed by a lead guide as lacking the required fitness to complete the trip
Pre-existing Medical Conditions
  • It's important that you advise us of the following when making your booking:
  • Ankle or knee injuries
  • ACL damage
  • Joint replacements or dislocations
  • Neck or back injuries
  • Heart conditions and high / low blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Severe asthma
  • If you have any doubt about your ability to participate in the trip we recommend you consult your medical practitioner prior to booking