Drift Ice Sightseeing Cruise from Abashiri

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  • Show Mobile or Printed Voucher
  • 1 Hrs Duration
  • Japanese
  • Join In Group
  • Meet Up At Location
  • Board the Aurora Icebreaker and see this magnificent, icy world up close, located at the 44° parallel north
  • Marvel at the drift ice's natural snow white color, which turns light-blue when its flipped over in the water
  • See a variety of wild animals, such as seals, the Ezo Red Fox, and the Yezo Deer!
  • Enjoy the convenience of having multiple departure schedules throughout the day to choose from
Most Recent Review

  • 8 Sep 2018
    definitely one of the best experience in japan. no problem with our vouchers, it was honoured immediately

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What To Expect

See the majestic beauty of the drift ice phenomenon with this one hour sightseeing cruise from Abashiri. Head to Aurora Terminal, located just a few minutes away from JR Abashiri Station, then present your Klook voucher to the staff. Hop aboard the Aurora Icebreaker, then head off to towards the Okhotsk Sea to observe the stunning whiteness of the drift ice, which shows its true light-blue color when it flips over. If you're lucky, you might even get to see a variety of wild animals that like to play during the drift ice season, such as the Clione, seals, the Ezo Red Fox and some Yezo Deer! Make sure to layer up before the cruise so you can stay outside and get the best view of these awesome sights!

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Hop on the Aurora Icebreaker and take in the majestic views of this winter wonderland
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Head out to the Okhotsk Sea from the shores of Abashiri
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Be surrounded by the almost-blinding whiteness of the drift ice
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See a variety of wild animals, such as seals, red foxes, and deer!
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See the true light-blue colors of the drift ice when they flip over
Activity Information


  • You will receive confirmation of your booking's availability within 2 business days. Once confirmed, we will send you the voucher via email
  • In the event that you do not receive an email from us, please check your Spam folder or notify us via email

Departure Schedules:

  • Cruise No. 1 - 9:00am departure
  • Cruise No. 2 - 11:00am departure
  • Cruise No. 3 - 1:00pm departure
  • Cruise No. 4 - 3:00pm departure
  • Cruise No. 5 - 3:30pm departure
  • Note: Please select your preferred departure time during checkout
Additional Information

Additional Information

  • Child ticket: Age 6-11
  • Children aged 0-5 who will not be occupying seats can participate for free. If you require meals and seats for your child, you will need to purchase chlid tickets
  • The cruise may be canceled, depending on weather conditions
  • There is no guarantee that you will see drift ice during the tour, as they are constantly moving. In case of such event, the cruise will change to sightseeing only and will be shortened to 45 minutes
  • Please note: No refunds will be given if you do not show up during the cruise date, or cancel due to the absence of drift ice
How To Use
  • You must present a printed voucher for this activity
  • The voucher is valid only on the specified date and time
  • Please go to the meet up location (Aurora Terminal) on your own. Boarding process must be completed 15 minutes prior to departure, so please make sure to arrive early

Meet Up Location:

How To Get There:

  • 10 minutes by bus 8 minutes by taxi from JR Abashiri Station
Cancelation Policy
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made at least 12 days prior to the activity
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Reviews (55) 4.5
  • James 8 Sep 2018
    definitely one of the best experience in japan. no problem with our vouchers, it was honoured immediately
  • Yee Man 14 Mar 2018
    easy to get the tickets just by showing the QR code, luckily we saw a lots of floating ice.
  • Chiu Kwan 28 Feb 2018
    Very convenient for booking this activity overseas
  • Kathleen 27 Feb 2018
    Hassle free redemption. The Aurora Ship is a good way to see the ryuhyo (drift ice). Can choose to stay indoor or outdoor. A must try in Abashiri.
  • Sau Yung 23 Feb 2018
    The cruise is well organised and the scenery is good.
  • Oi Sze 17 Feb 2018
    Love the experience really interesting must go sightseeing place
  • Wong 15 Feb 2018
    Great experience. So easy to retrieve the ticket. Feb is perfect timing to see drift ice
  • Kon Lie 13 Feb 2018
    easy to access meeting point location from abashiri station, fun activity to watch the ocean covered by thick ice, all white, thank klook team
  • Esther 13 Feb 2018
    Collecting our tickets were easy. Just show the confirmation ticket and there you go! You may pay the extra 400yen fee to get seats but it’s better you walk around and enjoy the view outside.
  • KitLai 10 Feb 2018
    Good! perfect view and great experience!!!
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