Franz Josef Scenic Flights South Island Scenic Flights New Zealand Scenic Flights

spectacular franz josef

Fly over the Franz Josef Glacier up to 6000ft and land on the snow

At a glance:

  • Price: NZ$270 Per Person

  • Duration: 20 minutes

  • Departs from: Franz Josef Alpine Adventure Centre

  • Checkin no later than 30mins prior to departure

  • We recommend calling 0800-001-003 if booking within 12hrs of departure

Experience exceptional views of New Zealand's Southern Alps. There’s nothing like having your feet on the ground at this elevation and really feeling like you’re part of our beautiful landscape. A very popular quick look at our spectacular glacier landscapes.

Allow 20 minutes

Essential gear for snow landings:

  • Sunglasses

  • Covered shoes (sneakers or trainers are fine) or hiking boots

  • Wear comfortable outdoor clothing suitable for wearing on the snow. Occasionally the temperature can be 5-10 degrees cooler on the snow than it is in the village. Check with our ground crew if you are unsure of what to wear

  • Plenty of room on your memory card and/or phone for photos. Please note: Selfie sticks, especially extendable ones, are a safety hazard and are best left behind

  • Please note that we do not allow passengers to use iPads to take photos during flights as they can impede the view of the pilot and other passengers. You're very welcome to bring along another means of taking your photos (phone, camera or GoPro are all great).

Please note: snow landings are subject to weather conditions and are at the pilot’s discretion.

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Spectacular Franz Josef Glacier