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Drift Ice Walking Tour in Shiretoko


Drift Ice Walk

Take a hike across the stunning polar landscape of the drift ice of Shiretoko! Dry suits will keep you warm and safe while you play on the ice and water.

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The stunning drift ice views are one of Shiretoko's most famous natural wonders. The ice travels 1,000 km, all the way from from Siberia to Shiretoko, and this is one of the few places in the world you can go explore over this incredible glistening winter landscape. No need to worry about the cold, as our special dry suits will both keep you warm and help you float in the clear waters of the Sea of Okhotsk. From children to more senior adventurers, we look forward to welcoming you! You may even be able to see the cute 'sea faeries' that swim near the ice drifts!
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Schedule & Location
  • Schedule
  • Pick-up/Check-in
    Time & Location
  • Drop-off/Check-out
    Time & Location

Starting time: 10:00 13:30 15:30
Starting time: 10:00 13:30 15:30
  • 09:30 Meet at Goziraiwa Sightseeing
  • (Transportation from hotels in Utoro is available)
  • Change (~30 mins)
    _DSC1783 Change into the dry suits which will keep you warm and comfy on the walk!
  • 10:00 Drift Ice Walking Adventure (~60 mins)
    _DSC5759 Walk along and dive into the waters around the drift ice of Shiretoko! See 'sea faeries' and experience this truly unique adventure!
  • Tour Ends and Drop-off at Hotels in Utoro
    • If less than 3 participants are booked, the activity may not operate.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
    • There's no need to prepare warm clothes such as jackets or snow suits. The dry suit can be worn over ordinary clothes.

      We provide you with a hat and gloves.

      Please don't wear a skirt on the day of the tour.

      We will ask you to tuck the bottom of your trousers into your socks, so please prepare longish socks.

      Examples of what to wear : pants, sweat shirt and longish socks
    • If you bring a camera or staff will hold onto it for you. However please understand that we can't accept any responsibility for the camera getting wet or breaking. We recommend bringing a disposable camera if possible.
Requirement(s) - Others
    • Participants must be at least 130 cm tall, be able to take care of themselves and have enough stamina to keep up on the hike. Individuals who are pregnant or under the influence of alcohol will not be allowed to participate.
    • As this tour is held in temperatures below zero, please refrain from participating if you feel unwell. If you are currently ill or undergoing medical treatment, please consult your doctor before participating in this activity.
    • We cannot store valuables such as wallets, watches, necklaces etc., so we kindly ask you not to bring them.
Additional Note(s)
    • This tour is held entirely in Japanese.
    • The tour may be cancelled due to bad weather. We will inform you of any cancellations at least one hour before the scheduled start time.
    • We cannot accept responsibility for any trouble or incidents that may occur between participants before, during and after the tour.
    • Please follow the guide's directions during the tour. Please do not act rashly or without consulting the guide. In cases of such behavior the tour may be stopped immediately, or guests may not be allowed to participate.
Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
    • You can book a maximum of 50.
Activity provider
Goziraiwa Sightseeing Company
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Payment/Cancellation policy
Payment type
Credit card payment
Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made after 1 hours prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.


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