Drift Ice Cruise ~Abashiri Drift Ice Sightseeing Icebreaker Aurora~

  • Shijo area

A miraculous view of the Sea of Okhotsk [drift ice] Cruising!

Drift ice is born on the northern coast of the Sea of Okhotsk, and continues to grow as it is swept away by the wind and ocean currents until it reaches the coast of Hokkaido and eastern Hokkaido. On some days you can see the precious view of the sea covered in pure white, and on other days the ice floes are washed far away depending on the weather conditions. You can experience the power and excitement up close by riding the [Aurora].


Recommended points from the person in charge

There is no guarantee that you will be able to see the drift ice during the operation period, but you can see various expressions depending on the season and time of day. Also, if you are lucky, you may be able to spot white-Haliaeetus albicilla and seals.

Basic information

  • Genre

    OK for one person, for children, for families

  • Address

    〒093-0003 Abashiri City, Hokkaido Minami 3-jo Higashi 4-chome

  • Period

    January 20 - March 31, 2023
  • Implementation time

    January 20th to January 31st: 9:00, 11:00, 13:00, 15:00 February 1st to March 14th: 9:30, 11:00, 12:30, 14:00, 15 : 30 3/15-3/31: 9:30, 11:30, 13:30
  • Reservation/reception

    Reception hours: 8:00 to 17:00 * Reservations on the day will be accepted only by phone.
  • Price

    Adults (middle school students and above): 4,000 yen Elementary school students: 2,000 yen

  • Required time

    About 1 hour (Depending on the position of the drift ice, it may take up to 1 hour and 30 minutes.)

  • Access

    About 10 minutes by car from JR Abashiri Station
    30 minutes by car from Hokkaido Memanbetsu Airport

  • Parking

    Large: 16 Ordinary cars: 106 (3 for handicapped)

  • Inquiry

    We also accept reservations by phone. Please contact 0152-43-6000 for details.

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  • Number of people

    Capacity 400 people (If the number of people on the day is 15 or less, the service may be suspended.)

  • Place

    Aurora Reception Counter on the 1st floor of Roadside Station "Ryuhyo Kaido Abashiri"

  • Organizer

    Doto Tourism Development Co., Ltd.

  • Application

Surrounding map


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