The closest you can get to the Franz Josef Glacier.
Glacier climbing in New Zealand is considered by many to be the best in the world, and no one does it better than Franz Josef Glacier Guides. Ice climbing at Franz Josef is a day packed with excitement and adventure, and we’ll be with you every step of the way.
Under the expert tuition of some of New Zealand’s most experienced ice climbers, you will learn the skills and techniques you need to carefully and comfortably climb the glacier.
A great way to introduce you to the exhilarating sport of ice climbing under the watchful eye of our expert team. Your guide will tailor the day to challenge novices and experts alike. No experience necessary.
Bring your enthusiasm; we’ll bring the equipment.
Franz Josef Glacier Guides will provide all the technical equipment you need for your day of ice climbing.
Looking for something a little easier?
Franz Josef Glacier Guides offer plenty of other ways to enjoy the Franz Josef Glacier that are perfect for visitors of all ages and abilities. See what else we have to offer here.
As part of your Ice Climb you also receive entry to the main pools at the Franz Josef Glacier Hot Pools, the ideal way to relax and rejuvinate after an exhilarating day on the ice.
This was a wonderful tour and one of our favorite and most memorable trips during our three
week vacation in New Zealand...more
Kim J, Hawaii
The walk is challenging as the glaciers are quite high up
but the views are astounding and well worth it!...more
All our visitors and guides are equipped with the best in quality equipment:
Simply making sure our clients are as warm and comfortable as possible.