Can not stress enough the need to be prepared for weather changes. When we started it was hot and sunny, then a down pour of rain which saw a lot of unprepared people turn back before the waterfalls (Which are worth the walk on their...More
About Franz Josef Glacier
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We had a geologist conduct a guided walk for the first part of the hike. Her knowledge was indispensable in understanding how the glaciers formed and some of the current issues related to the glaciers. She was funny and was able to answer all questions...More
It is a wonderful walk to the glacier. Perfect scene and views. We unfortunately we didn´t have enough time to walk right up, but as far as we have seen a beautiful place to relax and walk.
This is the first hiking activity for me which I was contemplating whether to do it or not at the first place as I was equipped with the right hiking gear especially shoes. However I managed to hike up within 40 minutes to the waterfall...More
We climbed up to the lookout, really good view. Worth the short sharp climb. I hadn't visited in over 40 years and to mind it was a stark reality of climate change
Definitely worth seeing. Out of this world experience. Can get a little cold, so wear layers and comfortable shoes. A guide can be useful to understand the history of the place,.
We were there in Feb 2017 and in spite of the fluctuating weather and ill equipped clothing made it to the viewing area of the glacier. The walk is excellent. The path is along a greyish stream and there are a few big waterfalls as...More
We arrived for a 2 night stay and really enjoyed ourselves. There are ample walking opportunities for various ranges of fitness and abilities. We recommend the 15 minutes return climb to the glacier lookout and the 90 minutes return to the base of the glacier...More
its a nice long flat walk thought the valley and river bed up to view whats left of the glacier, the closer you get the less you can see, but seeing the marks of where it used to be years ago makes you appreciate what...More