Franz Josef Glacier Guides


314 Rankers Reviews

281 Face-to-Face

20 Snow and Ice

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The most incredible Glacier experience!

Franz Josef Glacier Guides is an internationally recognized guiding operation that prides itself on providing the most incredible glacier experience. We make a clear commitment to our clients that our trip is the most spectacular and rewarding available. With a range of trips from a valley walk, to full day hike, and heli hike options there is a trip to suit any ability.


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Fran and Ben


Ranking: 10/10

We completed the HeliHike with Mike, very knowledgeable guide. Quite pricey but how often do you walk on a glacier and fly in a helicopter in one day. Plus it won't be here forever!!

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2017

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Nanna Overbeck


Ranking: 10/10

Very nice staff and the guides (Scotty, Michael and Tom) were very observant of everyone in the group. Amazing but short helicopter ride.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Jessica Freeland

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Went on the Ice Explorer trip which was unforgettable. It is an expensive activity but is worth the money. You get 2-3 hours exploring the glacier with an awesome guide plus a short helicopter ride to and from the glacier. It was breathtaking.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Joe Rogers


Ranking: 9/10

This was a great experience. Got to fly in a helicopter to the glacier and back as well as having a few hours on the glacier with a knowledgeable tour guide. Also, complementary hot pools access after was awesome!

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Ben McDougal

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Great guide, good organisation and equipment. The glaciers were bigger than expected. Smooth heli ride and plenty of time on the ice.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in November 2015

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Nicola Wiggan

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

So it started with a quick helicopter ride which in itself was pretty amazing. Then all the equipment for the climb was provided. It was good fun, never done anything like it before and the views were superb.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Elisa Felising


Ranking: 7/10

Beautiful view over the glaciers and good guided walk. The guide could have given more information on the glaciers, she was quite boring.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in February 2015

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Helen Parsons


Ranking: 1/10

Valley walk - this was a waste of money. Apart from a short walk through rainforest on a path not open to the public, the walk to the glacier was on a DOC path with some geological information provided by a guide.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in February 2015