Every winter drift ice from Russia can be seen floating on the surface of the Sea of Okhotsk. Board an icebreaker ship to enjoy close-up views of wild animals such as eagles and seals as the ship carves a path through the drift ice, or put on a drysuit and walk out across the surface of the drift ice itself.
Burst through the frozen ocean surrounding Hokkaido on the Icebreaker Ship Aurora, part of a daily cruise course offered by Abashiri Drift Ice Sightseeing. Every winter, the sea splits into several drifting shelves of ice, a beautiful yearly sight in Hokkaido. The drift ice cruise takes about one hour and launches from Abashiri Port, passing by several notable landmarks as it makes its journey through the icy waters. During the cruise, the incredible denizens of the winter wilds, like the white-winged eagle, may very well bless passengers with their presence.
Abashiri Drift Ice Sightseeing & Icebreaker Ship Aurora
5-1 S3 E4, Abashiri, Hokkaido
Adult: 3,500 yen / Child: 1,750 yen
Period: 9th January to 3rd April
*Information may be changed. For more details, please refer to the official website.