#2 - Join an Icebreaker Ship
WHAT IS IT?
Travel on an icebreaker ship in the Sea of Okhotsk - off the coast of Hokkaido (Japan’s most northerly island) and just below Siberia. One of those times when joining a pre-arranged tour really is the easiest thing to do. If you wish, you can factor in travelling around the neighboring landscape, taking in the mountains as well as going on on an icebreaker ship, where you can spot wild eagles, seals, and even foxes on the ice flows.
WHEN TO GO?
Midwinter (end of January to mid-March) to be sure to catch the best of the drift ice.
Everything you need to know about the trips available and book your ship can be found here: http://ms-aurora.com/abashiri/en/