The icebreaker

Welcome aboard Argus

Argus, the icebreaker, is named after the giant in Greek mythology. The ship is maneuverable and a robust and reliable icebreaker modified to make passengers’ stay on board as comfortable as possible.

Argus is the perfect vessel to go into the narrow ice fjords of Greenland and sail past icebergs and through the ice.

Here on this page, you can know what is on board, and the activities operated from the ship.

Argus can be rented with a crew for private tours or expeditions.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Overview of the Argus

Argus is a great to acommodate crews for expeditions and for wholding fair amount of cargo tio reach in difficault places like narrow Icefjords or going through ice.

Argus cabins

Comfortable and warm cabin with retro wood interior. With spacious closet, cozy corner with a table, and a chair. Desk and TV.

Argus suite

A nice retro-looking suite with a small sitting lounge, desk, double bed, and bathroom.


Nice shower rooms, a hot tub, and a jet pool on the deck. Perfect for relaxing after a great day. Changes of Northern lights by night.


Friendly little gym to get the blood flowing. Treadmill, rowing machine, and dumbbells.

Bar lounge

The most popular place on board except for the decks. Here you can have a nice drink, look outside the windows to see what is ahead and have a pleasant time with other passengers. There is service at the bar, which is open 24hrs for self-service.


Nice and relaxing room to sit down and have a nice time talking, reading, or watching TV.

Dining messroom

Be ready to experience adventures from modern arctic cuisine with raw materials from the areas we travel to in perfect harmony with honest classical food. If we are lucky, we get to eat freshly caught fish from the sea caught by passengers.

Ice watch tower

Book a unique tower hour in the Ice watch tower. It is a great way to experience the sea, icebergs, and nature—Max two persons at a time. You need to book time in the tower in advance.

Change room

Everyone has to wear a floating overall. It is nice to get inside and out of them in the warmth.


In case of an accident or sudden illness, there is a special infirmary room on board and trained personnel.


While sailing, reading a good book, or looking at excellent photographs of people, places, and animals in Greenland and Iceland can be very nice.

Ski storage

Handy storage for skis, snowboards, and other equipment you would not like to take to your cabin.

Main deck

Being outside, finding the fresh air, and watching endless gems of pure wild nature are the most significant moments. Nice chairs, sun beds, warm blankets, and a fireplace will do the trick.

Lower deck

When the weather is cold, windy, and rainy, it is great to sit in the stern on the lower deck where it is less windy, having the upper deck above.

Helicopter pad

It's optional in some tours to get sightseeing flights with helicopters right from the ship. For heliskiing trips, the take-off is from the ship.

Hot tub

Nice shower rooms, a hot tub, and a jet pool on the deck. Perfect for relaxing after a great day. Changes of Northern lights by night.

Type:Steel Offshore Support/Rescue Vessel
Classification:Bureau Veritas I 3/3 Special Service Deep Sea, Ice 1, Super, AUT
Main Engines:2x B&W Alpha diesel 12V23LU, 1740 HP at 800 RPM
Total output:3480HP
Accommodation persons48
Accommodations cabins37
Crew member:
Messe rooms2x
TV & Videoyes
Hot tubyes
Laundry roomyes
IceclassA1 Super
Length OA:68,5m

Tonnage1244 GT / 373 NT
Pollard Pull:
Polar codeyes

Engine room

Overview of the engine room. For more information, please get in touch with us.

Engine room
Engine:2x B&W Alpha diesel 12V23LU, 1740 HP at 800 RPM – Total: 3480 HP
Propeller:KaMeWa CP 94 S 4 – Diameter: 3.150 m.
Propeller AUX:AUX: 2 Frichs Type 6185
Emergency Generators:400 EHP - SISU Diesel G12 DSBG 134 HP - Shaft
Generators:Thrige Titan Two x GAD86, 390 kVa, 593A
Speed:Speed: abt.: 14 kn on abt. 11.5 mt gasoil/ 12 kn on 6,5 mt
Thrusters:Bowthruster KaMeWa 450 HP
Cargo capacity:Fuel: 155 ton // Lub Oil: 14.8 ton // Fresh Water: 123 ton.

Deck equipment

Overview of the equipment on deck attached to the ship.

Deck Machinery:
Capstans3x mooring capstans each 5 ton
Halen derrick15 ton lifting capacity
Marine crane HydramarineMax 4 ton lifting capacity // 2x winches ( one abt.
Cargohold18 ton capacity) // 3 x cargoholds // Hatch no1: 2.4 x 2 m // Hatch no2: 1.56 x 1.56 m (served by derrick) // Hatch no3: 3.6 x 3 m (served by derrick) // Total 680 m3 grain / 612 m3 bale //
Optional:Upto 2 Fast Rescue Crafts with craddles.
Helifuel storage tank:10m3

Going ashore

We can arrange for all kinds of equipment stationed on board, but here is a list of the equipment on board for getting ashore.

RIB boat

On the RIB boat tour, we can cover large areas of the Icefjords and get close to the icebergs.

Inflateble boats

On a Zodiac, we can cover large areas of the ice fjords and get close to the icebergs.

Jet ski

There are two Jet-Skis aboard for quick rescue purposes.


A helicopter pad on Argus was mainly used for sightseeing flights, or Heliskiing was available.

Available equipment

We can arrange for all kinds of equipment stationed on board but here is a list of the main equipment and tools

Lathe machine

Good lathe machine for fixing parts or making new.


Welding station and equipment.


Fully equipet workshop for engine and metal work


On deck is a Derric SWL-18T for lifting.