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: 24323

【 Hokkaido · Abashiri】 【 February 】 Ice breaker experience at Abashiri in Hokkaido

  • Beginners welcome - First try
  • Empty-hands OK
  • Solo participant
  • Children welcome
  • Possible number of bookings
  • Participating age
    0Age ~ 99 Age
  • Duration
    1~2 hours

Get onboard the Aurora icebreaker ship to watch drift ice across the Sea of ​​Okhotsk.
On the deck, passengers can enjoy the sounds and impact of the ice being crushed.​ ​
Also passengers can explore ship facilities during the trip.​ ​
Go to the side decks or rear deck on the first floor to watch drift ice closer.
From the 2nd side decks, a rear and observation decks you can see the vast and spectacular white sea at the foot of the Shiretoko Mountain Ranges.
To ensure your comfort and enjoyment, a lounge with chairs, a souvenir shop where you can buy memorable Aurora gifts and a restroom are available on board.
Sit back, relax and enjoy the trip!

【Must-bring items】
・Warm clothes. You will stay comfortable and warm inside the ship but on the decks it is extremely cold.

※ We sail into drift ice belt.
※ If there is no drift ice or too far from the coast we will change our destination to the Notoro Cape.

Watch drift ice at various angles.

During the trip feel free to explore and see all decks of the ship.​ ​

Enjoy the scenery of drift ice from various sites of the ship.​ ​

~ Flow of the day ~

① Check-in at the meeting point and line-up at the ticket gate. (15 minutes)

② Experience icebreaker cruising for one hour after departure. (60 minutes)

③ Upon arrival to the port, leave the ship in turn. (15 minutes)

About fees

Basic fee

※The list price includes tax.
※The above price is a basic fee.
※Fees may vary depending on schedule, please check the fee displayed after selecting the date.

Payment methods
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    Reservation cancellation fee generation date
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    Detailed information of this plan

    Required minimum number of participants 1 Person(s)
    Possible number of bookings 1~5
    About duration
    1~2 hours
    Boarding time 60 minutes
    Operating period Departure schedules vary depending on months.​ ​
    Assembly time Please come 15 minutes before each departure time.
    Booking deadline until 16:59 the day before

    Changing room Toilet
    Shower Parking

    Dress code - Must bring items Warm clothes (You will watch drift ice on the open deck)
    ※Ship cabins are heated.
    About rental items Nothing in particular.

    Matters require attention 1. At check-in counter please give your name and reservation number before purchasing a ticket.
    2. For more information feel free to contact us. Phone number: 0152-43-6000
    3. Tickets for special seats aboard are sold on a first-come, first-served basis.
    Other notifications May be cancelled if there is a failure to reach the minimum number of participants.
    Also may be cancelled depending on weather conditions.
    In that case, we do not contact customers, so please check operation status in advance.
    Phone number 0152-43-6000

    You may also check operation schedules from the URL below.

    Plan attractions

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    Sometimes two vessels Aurora and Aurora 2 sail together.

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    You can take photos of the other ship.

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    Enjoy winter wildlife and meet cute animals along the way.​ ​

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    View from the ship Sunset (2, 3 Mon is a limited time Sunset Cruise).

    Access - Map

    4-5-1 Minami Sanjo Higashi, Abashiri-shi, Hokkaido 093-0003
    Assembly point

    Roadside rest area 'Ryuhyo-Kaido Abashiri', at Aurora Reception

    If you arrive by car

    Free parking lot of Abashiri Roadside Station.

    If you arrive by train

    About 5 minutes by car / taxi from JR Abashiri Station or about 8 minutes by bus

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