New Zealand – Franz Josef Glacier Scenic Flight

Our travel agent was able to put together a custom flight for us since we wanted do a flight seeing tour of the glaciers and go ice climbing on the same day.  The helicopter company doesn’t normally do custom trips but using a travel agent can open up once in a lifetime options like this.  In the end we had a helicopter all to ourselves that took us on a tour of of Mt Cook and Tasman.  We also landed on the Tasman Glacier just after they received the first snow fall of the year.   The last stop was further down the Franz Josef Glacier for our day of ice climbing.  After we were done with our day of climbing our guide radioed to helicopter to come and pick us up.  Definitely one of the highlights of the trip.  Check out the video and pictures below to see just how beautiful this place is.

Here is a picture of the route we took.  You can choose to do any of the colored routes or do what we did and do every one of them in one big “Grand Tour”.

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