Fox Glacier Guiding

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Sebastian Braun

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Extremely professional, well trained guides, feel safe all the time, long stay on the ice, great heli flight.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Mona Uttendorf

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

We got a flight with a helicopter, very quick (same day) and it was definitely worth it.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Tanya Davies

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Even traveling on a budget this is a must do experience. All of the staff were wonderful. The experience was truly memorable. Thanks to our guides Ian and Sam.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago

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Danielle Stam

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Awesome views and a great experience, but unfortunately very expensive.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Carmen

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

Fox Trot - Half Day Glacier Walk. Well worth the money, the guides were very informative and showed us things that usually only a full day tour get to see - cave and crevasse when available!

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Maria Camen Santos Lopez

Spain

Ranking: 9/10

Good activity, but you have less time than you pay for on the snow.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Daniel Robledo

Spain

Ranking: 8/10

Spend a whole day walking on the ice. It is a shame it is melting down, too much dirt and rock in the ice. Really beautiful place.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Marie Toulemonde

France

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent! Amazing full day on the ice with a very interesting guide! My best memory of New Zealand!

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Max Backelandt

France

Ranking: 9/10

All day tour was very good. Guide helpful. Wonderful experience.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Mark

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Provided good service, walking on the Glacier is a little bit overrated.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Simon Tanguy

France

Ranking: 9/10

Helihike. Really good experience. The view and the helicopter trip was awesome but too short for me if you compare the price and the trip. Hiking on the glacier was nice.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Gassat

France

Ranking: 4/10

$120 for 30 minutes on the glacier..... not a good deal bit it is beautiful.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Claudia Hillebrand

Netherlands

Ranking: 4/10

1/2 day guided tour lasted 2 hours instead of 3-4 described in the brochure and our guide did not seem to pay attention to his group and was in a hurry to get back to his base.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Andreas Jarvel

Denmark

Ranking: 9/10

Day walk on the glacier.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Andrea Morello

Italy

Ranking: 7/10

Unique experience, a must to do for all the lovers of nature, learn a few interesting things about the glacier. Thanks to our tour guide Sofia, the only disappointing thing was that we spent only 1 hour on the ice.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Mara

Italy

Ranking: 9/10

Well equipped company, nice guide, a unique experience if you love the glacier.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Maria = Moller Hansen

Denmark

Ranking: 9/10

We had a full day trip which was nice. You get a lot of 'ice-time'. With a half day trip you only just get to the ice and then go back again. Great guidance with good information, professionalism and safety in focus.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Jesper Andersen

Denmark

Ranking: 9/10

Amazing experience. Good guides.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Lena Jensen

Denmark

Ranking: 9/10

Great experience! The best way to experience the glacier, great guides, good information.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Claire Lieval

France

Ranking: 9/10

Really amazing tour of the glacier! Guides explanations were interesting but they are really strict regarding safety.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Philipp Haass

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

Well organised, good equipment, friendly and safety-conscious guides. The walk on the glacier itself took several hours. Too slow for my taste I could have done it in 2 hours.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in December 2013

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Pioter Jurkowski

Poland

Ranking: 7/10

Fox Trot. Interesting, but really overpriced trip.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Jesse Farrell

Ireland

Ranking: 8/10

Good fun, good guides, however expensive.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in December 2013

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Chantal

Ranking: 10/10

All the family enjoyed the Fox Glacier Tour very much. Awesome !!! A must do: very very good tour.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago

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Ken S

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

We found this excellent. Had wind, freezing rain, hail, sun, a true glacial experience. Everything was supplied for this, socks, boots, waterproof tops and bottoms crampons etc. Spend about an hour on the ice,looking at, and climbing over, crevasses etc. Good info from the guide. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago

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Elizabeth Stenhouse

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Informative guide who was knowledgable and engaging. Pace of walk set to the weakest in the group, a little too slow in places.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in April 2013

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Ron Stenhouse

United Kingdom

Ranking: 6/10

Good, well informed guide. Walking on Glacier worth the cost, Glacier itself rather underwhelming.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in April 2013

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Pete Wilson

England

Ranking: 4/10

Day ice walk. Very disappointing, although the guide was great. Overpriced for such an experience.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Maria

Argentina

Ranking: 8/10

Nice experience, a little bit expensive though, $118PP.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Marcel

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Did the half day tour. Good, safe, solid organisation. Nice guides. A bit expensive though ($115PP). And the really cool stuff seems to be reserved for richer people - Helihike $399PP!

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Sara Omary

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Perfect amount of time on the glacier. Knowledgable guide. Not too many people on the tour and they provide all of the gear ---- half day walking tour.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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Clare Cannon

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Very expensive but definitely an experience when you have never done it before. Be sure you are in a group with people who are on the same level of experience. Nice to have some climbing experience.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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S M

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Fox it up ice climbing for a day- awesome!!!! Top notch equipment, only 4 to a group, great instructor- very knowledgeable & friendly. Great tour of much more of the glacier than standard walks. Climbing was amazing, including being lowered into 'moulins' and having to climb out again- incredible to be inside the ice. $275NZD for the day but worth every penny. All gloves, outer clothing provided, take a hat if you feel the cold and 3 layers as ranges from hot on the hike in to chilly down in the depths! I'm hooked- thanks to Lissie & FGG for an amazing day.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Marieke

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Enthusiastic guides, long time on the ice, really worth the money, everything they promise in the leaflet.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Michael Kretzschmar

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Top guides, small groups.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Martyn Kool

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Very nice tour, good explaining of scenery and felt really worth my money.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Liam Day

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Rated high because we got to see an ice tunnel and walk in it, which ended up going over the allotted time. However, the tour was very American-ified and there was a lot of time wasted with guide meeting colleagues on glacier along the way.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Kevin Desjandino

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

Nimble Fox - Fully day guided tour is well worth the fast and physical output. Great guides.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Sharon Yates

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Very helpful, all staff very friendly and knowledgable; equipment provided; fantastic experience. Felt safe at all times even with two children.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Frans Derks

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Also a good guide, safe and interesting.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in December 2012

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Alexandra van den Brack

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Very enthusiastic guide, we spent more time on the glacier than we were supposed to - we did the full day walk.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in December 2012

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Frank and Suzanne

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Friendly people, nice full day walk on the glacier.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in December 2012

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Alison Langley

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Half day walk - did as it said, good morning/afternoons walk. Maybe should assess people fitness before starting the track.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Erik Funk

Sweden

Ranking: 8/10

Great guides and tours.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago

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tanyap

Australia

Ranking: 4/10

Too much talk and not enough walk. The guides stopped every 5 mins to chat to people and repeat facts about the glacier - some is interesting but this was way too much. Make sure you do the glaciers in winter when they're not melting and dirty and there's not 300 people a day tramping the same mushy trail. Disappointed

Reviewed almost 8 years ago

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Rob Klauer

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Great half day excursion! Massive glacier! Close to the beach and rainforest. Great price/quality valley! Worth your money.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Alan Brady

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Day Glacier Walk. Well paced and informative. Lots of time on the glacier and many features painted out en route. Supplied with all necessary equipment for the walk.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Petr Stepanek

Czech Republic

Ranking: 7/10

Interesting to walk on the glacier but cold and rainy.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Stam

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Very good excursion! Expensive but well worth it! Two helicopter flights and a guided two hour walk on the glacier, nice guides. $399pp.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Rob Gill

England

Ranking: 10/10

Bit of an expensive treat - Helicopter and Hike day. Worth every penny as was only four other people on the ice with us.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Ursi Meier

Switzerland

Ranking: 9/10

Day tour on Fox Glacier, guides are very interesting, information based on glacier, despite their hard physical work with the ice axes.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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kiwifrenchy

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

It's always such an experience wether it's a half day or full day ! The weather was mostly ok but the experience fabulous and every time, you feel you're going on a different glacier because it changes so much ! The guides are really cool and really knowledgeable ! Still a must do when you travel on the West Coast wether you've already done it or not ;-)

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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sidcupjon

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

One of the highlights of the trip, did not disappoint at all!

We did half day Foxtrot and it was so much fun crunching the ice with the crampons, checking out the mulans and seeing the fresh water and ice, photos don't do it justice.

We were also fortunate it was a beautiful sunny day, no guarantee of that - rains 200 days of the year here!

V. worthwhile.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Vincent & Lian

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

We did the half day walk (over Glacier). Knowledgeable guide, friendly staff. Well organised, great trip!! Thanks for flexibility to organise extra non-planned tour!!!

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Tim & Judith

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Good glacier tour with a guide with excellent knowledge.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Robert & Bridget Holden

United States

Ranking: 8/10

Great experience, small group of 15, 1 - 1 1/2 hours on the ice, bring warm layers, customer service was average to slightly below NZ standard.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Cindy & Glen Kerunsky

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

Half day tour - excellent equipment for a walk on the glacier in pouring rain - well trained, friendly staff - they delivered a great experience in not so great conditions.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Hugo ten Brink

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Not too expensive, nice tour guide, lots of info.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Katja Klein

Ranking: 9/10

Great People

Reviewed almost 9 years ago

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Judith

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Very enthusiastic guide

Reviewed almost 9 years ago

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damaca

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

went on the half-day afternoon walk, which was excellent and gave us amply enough time on the glacier. We'd booked the previous day, which is probably advisable. Personable guides (Jono and Tyler) who knew their stuff and made sure we all had a good time. We were glad we chose this rather than the more hectic Franz Josef glacier, and didn't miss doing the heli-tour which takes you higher - we got great views from the lower level we went to.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago

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neilqecosse

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Great guide (Elizabeth) and a walk which was well designed to cover all abilities. Amazing day out.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago and experienced in September 2011

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KarenW

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

An item on my bucket list that didn't disappoint - a knowledgeable and witty guide added to the experience.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago and experienced in September 2011

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Alita Smith

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

'Nimble Fox' tour.

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Ken Talan

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Well organised - good amount of time on glacier.

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in April 2011

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Lisa Milton

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Paid $100 each. Driven from base to Glacier. Boots/socks/waterproofs provided. Pace suited all fitness levels. Informative guides, walked on the ice, spent just over an hour on the ice - brilliant.

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in April 2011

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MeganJane_85

Australia

Ranking: 1/10

Had a Helihike booked in with Fox Glacier Guiding and as it was raining on the morning when we went to check in we were told it may be cancelled due to the rain! Which was fair enough! We were told the call would not be made until the time of the Helihike was due to start and to wait and some one would notify us. We waited for an hour and ten minutes until we had to go up again and ask what was going on! to be told it was cancelled! the girls at reception knew we were waiting and we were in full view! Thought this was poor customer service!

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Stoop

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Nice wewather, nice walk, good guide.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Laura Malins

England

Ranking: 8/10

Greatly planned out day, guide was fun and knew his stuff but did get lost at one point and didn't instill much confidence.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Betten

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

A walk on the glacier with a guide. Wonderful experience.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Sayaka

Japan

Ranking: 10/10

A guide explained a lot and told us many stories. Never get boring. 10 min walk and stop, good for old people as well. They also gave us times for photos.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Leroy Dimitri

France

Ranking: 10/10

Super guide!

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Mr & Mrs Palmer

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

1/2 day tour on Glacier. Would recommend, well organised, awesome experience.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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K & J Overton

Canada

Ranking: 8/10

A bit slow paced but good information. Personable guide, full day experience is the way to go. Guides were not outstanding - a bit of a routine for them.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Maike

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Helicopter flight above glacier and Mt Cook was superb, pilot knew his job, but the space was very tight and the person in the rear on the right could not see much of the glacier at all!

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Jacob

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Very nice tour, full day recommended! Jono (our guide) thank you!

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Christian Foerster

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Very nice and informative guides, but in comparison to Franz Josef glacier tour not as eventful or exciting.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Nicolas

France

Ranking: 7/10

Half day, as level of people can be different we wait for people and the guide wasn't so aware of nature of the environment.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Lenore Dejong

Canada

Ranking: 9/10

Half day helihike (Flying fox). Felt very safe. Very up front about cancellation policy if poor weather. Great guides, good clothing and equipment. Saw lots of ice caves.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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taniadeanryanbrittany

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

Had a ball. Did the tour with our teenage kids and they even loved it.Tour guides very friendly and informative. Great tour and wouldn't hesitate recommending to anyone.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Manu & Gabi

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

$399PP, perfect trip! You will get everything you need (rainjacket....), nice guides, great trip, good information. Security good!!!

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Calvin Parsons

England

Ranking: 8/10

Friendly, knowledgable guide, great experience.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Kristie

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Fun loving and informative staff.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in January 2011

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Helen Keighley

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Fantastic staff and awesome location. Fun loving and know what the customers want.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Laura Hayes

Ireland

Ranking: 10/10

We did a full day hike and it was excellent. Guide Jeff was really lovely and knowledable.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Ryan Tull

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Great one day trip with a fantastic guide.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Maite Severins

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

The company is good and so are the guides. For a quick feeling of how it feels like to be on a glacier, the Fox Trot half day hike is good, but you don't get much time on the ice and most of it is spent by everyone taking photos.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Benedict Fluthman

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

Nice walk through the forest (a little bit dangerous when you fear the heights. Exciting but you are just one hour on the glacier.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago and experienced in March 2010

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elpo

Austria

Ranking: 9/10

we took the helihiking tour - lucky for us the weather was perfect and the tour was exciting, we took great photos und they equiped us well. great experience!

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in June 2010

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Baumgarten

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

1/2 day trip to the Glacier and on the Glacier, very impressive. Quite expensive.

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in May 2010

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Stephen M

Switzerland

Ranking: 7/10

Was very nice, they had served possibilities for the scenic flight, only the pilot flew a little bit too rough.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Corine van Been

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

We did the half day tour. It was very nice, with a friendly guide. 800 steep steps to the glacier, through the rainforest - beautiful but you must have moderate fitness.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Nicky and Andy Prescott

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Very small group great guide for an amazing experience with the personal touch. Some sights as the hike but more involvement.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Peter Schmidt

Denmark

Ranking: 5/10

1½ hour walk before getting onto the ice - We did the ½ day tour and only spent little less than an hour on the ice. We're a couple aged 28 and felt the group was walking exceptionallly slow. The guide kept saying "ok, we'll walk another 10 minutes" and it turned out to be only 4 minutes before we took another break... Most of the guide's talk was about how dangerous the glacier is (death and destruction) and on how great the Fox guides are...
Once on the ice, however, the experience was nice - a cool glacier, but a slow tour. The gear was old and the boots were worn out. Franz Josefs tours' gear looked nicer and their customers got 2 hours on the ice...

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Nathalie

France

Ranking: 8/10

Guide professional and very friendly. One day trip you can really see the glacier.The give everything you need (Shoes, hat...)

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in April 2009

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SueB

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent knknowledgable keen staff - good trip.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in February 2009

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Christian Moll

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

The Nimble Fox - Tour (Whole day Tour) great experience, the guides are professional, you get all the stuff you need for the tour in the centre (included) 4 hours on ice (awesome)

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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Ian E

England

Ranking: 8/10

Very strenuous walk through woodland but well guided, good on glacier.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Keith Wilde

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

awesome get to it early to avoid coach parties.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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kate

United Kingdom

Ranking: 5/10

Half day - despite the price only around 40 mins on ice. On booking we expected a brisk walk when in fact there was steep walking and climbing. One of our group had to turn back - appropriate for fit persons only.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Rob

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Also good organisation and services

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Jackie

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Better than Franz Joseph b/c of the bush walk which was really cool!

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Nigel Armstrong

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Very knowledeable and friendly guide who moved at a comfortable pace and was full of useful information.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Emily and Alex

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Was a great experience, but you definitely need to be fit - it is tough and involves a lot of physical work! Avoid if you hate steps.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Eimear Doyle

Ireland

Ranking: 9/10

Very professional - excellent knowledge. Provide good gear including warm clothes, rain gear etc.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Sara Reekmans

Belgium

Ranking: 9/10

Absolute great fun with our real macho guide

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Ann Riley

England

Ranking: 8/10

Quite a challenging walk to the glacier but well worth it even in the rain!

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Alan Riley

England

Ranking: 8/10

good guide. Boots could be better

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Chidlebyte

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

Highlight of our trip. We were lead by the insane Austrian, Walter. He was so enthusiastic we weren't sure if they paid him or he paid them! Loved every minute of our full day hike!

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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emily walters

England

Ranking: 10/10

Awesome full day hike!Pay more and do the full day hike if you really want to experience the glacier. And choose fox over franz joseph because its quieter and less commmercial-once on the ice we didnt see any other groups all day and our group was nice and small. They adapt to the general level of the group which was really good and we got to go pretty far up into the glacier-7hours on the ice!Our guide jono was really cool-thanks!

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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gabei

United States

Ranking: 7/10

Half day trip good but lacks some adventure.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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purplekat99

United States

Ranking: 8/10

My sister and I did the full day trek and had a fantastic time, once in a lifetime for us! And the glacier water that we drank was the best water I have ever tasted in my life! I filled my bottle before we left.

I sent my parents on the half day hike in the morning as they are less athletic and the guide kept rushing them as he had to get back for an afternoon hike and actually left them on the trail for another guide to pick up. They sat for an hour before another guide came and picked them up and added them to her tour as it was a midday tour and the guide wasn't in a rush. So the moral: do a midday hike if you are less athletic. the guides rush less!

Reviewed almost 11 years ago and experienced in December 2007

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Grainne Ahern

Ireland

Ranking: 4/10

My husband and I went on the heli hike on Fox Glacier. To be honest, the best part of the experience with the helicopter ride to the glacier. The guides were nice but we thought unprofessional. The 'hike' was basically walking around in a circle on the glacier and then off home again. It didn't live up to the description given.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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Misha

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Heli hike onto the Fox glacier was a definite highlight of our holiday. Everything went very smoothly, very well run. The guides where excellent very safe and informative. Highly recommended

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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marijad

Serbia

Ranking: 10/10

Great experience, very knowledgeble guides.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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mariak

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Nice, professional guides with loads of interesting stories. Good equipment, although they need new, better fitting shoes. Great experience to walk on the glacier!

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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Paul Nugent

Ireland

Ranking: 8/10

Heli Hike. Guides could have been better. Our guide did not seem very confidence and it reflected on the group questioning his ability of leading us around the ice!!!

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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MV Vroenhoven

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

One of the best days of my life.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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neilchelt

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

We did the half day guided tour and thought that it was brilliant. The guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. I did the trip with my mum who found the walk a little hard going but the guide was very understanding and made regular rest stops.

I highly recommend this trip to anyone!!

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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jank

Ireland

Ranking: 10/10

Full day hike - our guide was excellent, really knowledgable and enthusiastic. All gear was provided. We had a great day exploring the glacier (much better value than 1/2 day hike). My New Zealand highlight - definitely.

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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ChrisD

England

Ranking: 10/10

Helihike, brilliant. Pricey but worth every cent. Don't know how to describle how good it was, so you're just going to have to trust me, it was great!

Reviewed about 11 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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alanvn

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Heli Hike. Professional, organised, clear with directions + conditions for bad weather (ie refunds). Fun tour and a great experience.

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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bogaard

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

Wonderful. Great guides with a professional approach.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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lorah

England

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing 1/2 day trip up the Fox glacier. Great guide who was very enthusiastic. You do need a reasonable level of fitness though.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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OliverG1

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Helicopter flight Fox/Franz Jospef/Mt Cook. Great views, flight too short. Expensive, stay on Glacier to short (8-20 mins)

Reviewed over 11 years ago and experienced in April 2009

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Sounds like you did a scenic flight with snow landing. We don't operate these; it must have been with another company. We offer guided Helihikes that fly you onto the glacier & you explore ice formations for 2 hours. Current price $380.00 per person.

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Jeffrey C

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

One of my highlight in NZ. I did the ice climbing tour, it is pretty easy to pick up. By the end of the day we can climb up and down on the ice cliff pretty easily...Our guide is extremely helpful and friendly...btw he took a lot of awesome pictures of us climbing up and down which is totally awesome ae... looking forward to do ice climbing again

Reviewed over 11 years ago and experienced in February 2009

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Sofie

Sweden

Ranking: 9/10

We did the Fox Trot half day tour. Boots, alpen socks, walking stick and crampons were provided and you could also borrow waterproofs if you needed to.
We did the first tour of the day and it was great!
First a walk from the carpark which was a bit tough, but so worth it! Walking on the glacier was amazing!
Our guide told us a lot of interesting facts about the glacier and the area.
Definitely a must-do!

Reviewed over 11 years ago and experienced in April 2009

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Tim_P

England

Ranking: 6/10

Good safety instructions.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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joevw

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Excellent. Knowledgable. Good gear provided. Wonderful experience. Short delay on departure time.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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ElizabethF

Switzerland

Ranking: 9/10

Nice guides, good tour.

Reviewed over 11 years ago and experienced in February 2009

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GaryW

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Excellent even though raining. Great guides - info provided.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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ElissaH

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Wicked.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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BonnieH

United States

Ranking: 9/10

More time on ice and more upfront knowledge of strenuous hike.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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CharityW

United States

Ranking: 8/10

Fun + exciting. Long hard walk through rainforest to get to glacier. Great pics.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Paul

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent guides. Focus on safety. Well run operation.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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eskim1018

United States

Ranking: 9/10

We went and did the ice climbing!! Our guide Jerm was great, experienced, and just a big kid having fun with the rest of us. Only downer, it was pouring rain and after a while the freezing wet fingers weren't so great. It was a great experience however!

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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david

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing value for money. Great tour guides.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Doll

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Absolutely amazing!

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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A

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Half day glacier walk, first class guide, ful of information, very safety conscious, good humour.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Claudia

Germany

Ranking: 4/10

Half day tour. Old equipment, guides were not very enthusiastic.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Jason

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Was expecting to see more of the glacier, however we probably picked the wrong activity. It was still fun though.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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John

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Brilliant and great guide.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Carly

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

The full day hike was good enabling you to spend more time on the glacier & the guides were quite knowledgeable.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Dalit

Israel

Ranking: 10/10

3-4 hours on the glacier - good on ya!

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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Jon

England

Ranking: 10/10

Loved it. Great guide, great walk.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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Kathrin

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Try to make the tour not in the busy summer time! I preferred the Fox Glacier because ut's cheaper, less busy & not that steep. Walking on the ice is really cool.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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Oliver

Switzerland

Ranking: 8/10

Too many people per group (15).

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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Patrick

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Nice walk on the glacier.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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Andrew

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Heli Hike. Both entertaining and educational.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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Graham

United States

Ranking: 6/10

The guides themselves are very good. Problem was the 1/2 day tour isn't worth it. Do the Full Day Tour instead. The Glacier gets a ranking of 8.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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Maria

Austria

Ranking: 10/10

Very exciting and great views.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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Jordi

Netherlands

Ranking: 6/10

Unique experience and all the gear you need is provided. Prices are very high though.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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nicole

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

A magic tour lead by Tamra of Fox Glacier guides. We were lucky to score perfect weather as well!

We booked our helihike the day before for 1200 and put our names down on standby for the 0900 hike. When we arrived to check availability we were informed that they had created a 1000 trip as there were four on standby for the 0900. This meant that we had a group of only five people. Tamra did a great job of showing us around the glacier and we saw plenty of ice caves and tunnels (one of which my husband didn't think he would ever get out of!).

A brilliant day that was the highlight of our trip. Well worth every cent!

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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Rowan

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Walking on ice glacier for 4 hours. Great experience and staff. What a day.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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abby

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Safety was paramount - you never felt at risk. All equipment inc in cost and no hidden extras. Educational.

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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Andrew

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Fox trot tour. Friendly and knowledgable staff. It was great walking on the glacier. Long (1hr) walk to get there though and walk back again. But it was a great tour.

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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Anna

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Top location and good people.

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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Atsuko

Japan

Ranking: 8/10

The guide was really nice. I ate some of the glacier.

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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Trina

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Full day hiking in the Fox Glacier. Just amazing and the guide was really enthusiastic. It is definitely worth the money.

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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Terri Scott

United States

Ranking: 10/10

It is awesome to be somewhere that exists in only two place on the whole earth! Such beauty. Refreshing ages-old water break!

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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Brian

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Everything seemed smaller and more intimate than Franz Josef. The guides and all staff I met were excellent. Thanks you.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Wolfgang

Austria

Ranking: 8/10

Great guides and amazing glacier. Sometimes I felt like they treated me like a child.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Gorka Rojas

Spain

Ranking: 9/10

These guys do a great allround job.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Ashlee Roberts

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Just so bloody COOL!!

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Corin Kraft

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

Small groups, all gear included, good guides, great views.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Anke

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Heli hike. Expensive but worth it. Great guides, nice ice caves.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Olga

United States

Ranking: 7/10

Worth doing once - but if you have a large group on the ice it might make the experience less pleasant.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Ben

Spain

Ranking: 8/10

A half day trip is too short. The information from the guide wasn't great - you could read the same info on the posts. At least we felt safe with the guide though, and the glacier itself is great.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Chris

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Did the fox trot on the glacier. A lot of waiting for some slow people was annoying for us and the guide was not so enthusiastic, perhaps for the same reason.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Elizabeth Woodruff

Canada

Ranking: 5/10

This was good, but not all that interesting. We had 15 people in our group and only the front two could hear the guide. But if you've never been on a glacier it's something you've got to do!

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Sandra Verbaarschot

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

Very nice.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Lisa Jones

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Friendly and efficient, excellent guide (Rodger). Very informative, catered to all levels, fantastic glacier experience.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Richard Anthony

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Good guides and equipment - a good day out.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Renske Tehurne

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Full day guided tour. Nice guides who knew a lot, great experience to be on the glacier.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Robert

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Great

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Elise

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Loved it - The guide paced the group very well and all were comfortable in crampons.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Fung

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

This was an amazing hike lead by Kiwi Paul.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Omri Hasson

Israel

Ranking: 9/10

Ice climbing tour - a bit expensive. Maybe if it was $40 or $50 cheaper more people would do it.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Aharon

Israel

Ranking: 10/10

Perfect. Nice people. Well organised.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Sue

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Quite a steep climb but worth every step.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Laurie

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Bad weather, otherwise good.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Eric P

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

They worked so hard and gave a great feeling to all of us. Small group. Exceeded expectations.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Alex

Israel

Ranking: 8/10

We did the whole day hike and it was amazing. Excellent company. We had a trainee guide.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Natalie

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago

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Paul Cowie

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Brilliant experience on the ice, however guide was amateur and decision making on route suspect!! Magnificent scenery, especially watching the ice collapse!!

Reviewed almost 13 years ago

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Ard

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Took the heli hike option. Perfect weather, good guide but again the price was high.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago

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Gabriel Faber

United States

Ranking: 8/10

Halft day, pretty good. A lot of walking to get to the ice, but very nice.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago

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Michael

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Wonderful. They made sure we had all the right equipment even though we had forgotten some things.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago

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Wendy Williams

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

More safety conscious, good guides.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago

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MrsWesley

United Kingdom

Ranking: 6/10

Good experience overall, but we didn't get / learn enough given the cost. Although this is my general opinion of glacier guiding overall - in fact, I think Fox is better than Franz.

Reviewed about 13 years ago and experienced in April 2007

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John

Canada

Ranking: 7/10

Guide could have been more animated.

Reviewed about 13 years ago and experienced in March 2007

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Colin Sinclair

Ranking: 10/10

Heli hike.

Reviewed about 13 years ago and experienced in March 2007

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FluerBlum

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

Half day walk. Very good price. Quite difficult physically but totally worth it. Good job, nice guide.

Reviewed about 13 years ago and experienced in February 2007

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Hermann

Austria

Ranking: 10/10

Great experience

Reviewed about 13 years ago and experienced in February 2007

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Franz-Josef

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Heli-walk for 2 hours on the glacier.

Reviewed about 13 years ago and experienced in February 2007