Here at Franz Josef Glacier Guides, we love glaciers! And we think the chance to witness the dramatic geological changes happening on our very own glacier is pretty exciting. For those of you who haven't been following, Franz Josef Glacier has developed a hole in the ice that has created a large arc on the lower reaches of the glacier. Over the past six months, we have been monitoring this hole and we recently decided that this area of the glacier was no longer stable enough for us to run our half day glacier hike trips. But don't worry, you still have the chance to access the glacier AND see this glacial hole for yourself. Our guests are loving our new Ice Explorer trip. This trip not only gives you the opportunity to hike on the glacier but will also give you the chance to witness this dramatic change and have it explained to you by our expert guides. Oh, and did we mention there is a short helicopter ride to deliver you onto the glacier? This is geology in action. You don't even have to be glacier mad like us to be impressed with what's going on here! Since the middle of April, we have been running the new Ice Explorer trip and our guests are loving it! Phew! There's a lot going on around here. So, if you want to witness mother nature at work, and have an amazing experience on the ice, get in touch with our reservations team.