2 October 2014

How do I choose the best Franz Josef Glacier hike?

by Tom at Franz Josef Glacier Guides

HOW DO I CHOOSE THE BEST FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER EXPERIENCE?

Planning your trip to Franz Josef Glacier? You know you want to get up close and personal to this world-famous West Coast glacier but don’t know which trip would suit you best? Let us give you the rundown on each of our trips so you can choose which hike is best for you.

HELI ICE CLIMB FOR ADRENALIN JUNKIES

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What could be more adventurous than combining a helicopter ride with ice climbing? Choose the Heli Ice Climb trip and we’ll provide you with high-tech equipment and expert tuition. You will need to be fit and able, yet need no previous experience! Tailored to your ability and benefiting from smaller group sizes, this experience is popular as it give you the most time on the ice and best value for money!

CHOOSE THE HELI HIKE FOR A MORE RELAXED EXPERIENCE

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If you’re relatively fit, adventurous and want to spend up to 3 hours on the ice, then the Heli Hike is the glacier experience you should choose. The trip includes a short helicopter transfer onto the ice where you’ll explore jaw-dropping landscapes like ice caves, blue ice and crevasses. The helicopter transfer drops you at about 1,200m at the top of the main ice fall! Become humbled by towering pinnacles of ice on the horizon as the calming Tasman sea glistens in the distance.