We arrived at the drop off point for the Glacier walk which would take us across riverbeds and high up into the mountains to meet Frans Josef. The trek took about 2 1/2 hours but was worth it to see the glacier at ground level. Unfortunately due to global warming the glacier has retreated and we were only allowed to get 250mtrs from it for safety. Sadly where we stood to take photographs would have been under several hundred feet of ice only 6 years ago.
The trip was worth it as we also saw some remarkable countryside as well. As Keli was shattered mum volunteered to stay with him in the camper until we returned, the audiobooks they got through were The Gruffalo (3 times), The Slightly Annoying Elephant (4 times) & Charlie & the Glass Elevator (disc 1 of 3)!!!