Small-Group Franz Josef Glacier Walk

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Small-Group Franz Josef Glacier Walk information and booking

4 hours
Departs from
Franz Josef Glacier Guides Base
Returns to
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Tour description provided by Viator

Be astounded by the natural beauty of the Franz Josef Glacier on a small-group glacier walk. Travel by helicopter to the pinnacles area of the glacier to explore this magnificent natural wonder. Your guide will navigate you on a moderately difficult hike through a maze of ice and explain the dramatic environmental changes affecting the glacier. Afterwards, take a soak in the hot pools to warm up and soothe your muscles. This small-group tour is a fantastic introduction to an enthralling world of ice!

Start your journey with a short helicopter flight and take in the breathtaking scenery of the Franz Josef Glacier and the surrounding area. Land high up on the glacier near the ice pinnacles, where you will begin your guided walk on a moderately difficult trail.. The pinnacles are an amazing sight: a forest of ice formations that jut out from the glacier at different angles. Walk through the maze of ice and explore the magnificent natural landscape, while discovering first-hand the dramatic environmental changes that are affecting the glacier.Afterward your thrilling glacier hike, return back to Franz Josef by helicopter and relax with a soak in the Glacier Hot Pools. These hot pools are nestled in a lush rainforest and are sourced by pure glacier water. Sit back, relax and rejuvenate your muscles in the soothing water -- a perfect way to end the day. The Franz Josef Glacier is a unique experience not to be missed!

What's included

  • Round-trip helicopter flights to franz joseph glacier
  • 3-hours (approx.) guided glacier walk
  • Glacier hot pools
  • AllĀ  hiking equipment (gore-tex jackets, over trousers, woolen hats and gloves, leather boots, crampons)

What isn't included

  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)