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Ice Floats and Icebreaker Cruise

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Ice Floats and Icebreaker Cruise

Welcome to the Ice Breaker Sampo. The afternoon cruise is – depending on the month – either a twilight atmosphere on the Gulf of Bothnia (December) or a unique combination of light hours and the “blue moment” on the frozen sea. During the cruise you will have a guided tour on board of the icebreaker, visiting its facilities from the engine room all the way up to the captain’s bridge.

You will be served a delicious soup-lunch in the Restaurant on board the ship during your journey. You may also upgrade the lunch to a 3- course menu (bookings in advance, additional fee 30 €, please find the menu choices below). After lunch you’ll have the chance to go for an exciting experience of swimming in freezing cold waters, dressed in warm impermeable survival suits. This experience is going to be unforgettable! On arrival back to the port, the captain will honor each cruise participant with a Sampo Icebreaker Certificate.

3 hour Ice Floating Excursion:  Come and experience the lightness of your body during the arctic ice floating! Don’t fear the cold as you аre totally protected with high quality rescue suit. Let your body and mind float, enjoy this frozen adventure. This guided adventure is safe with а high-quality rescue suit that covers your whole body and keeps you dry. As you have your own clothing under the suit you will not get cold even in the open 0-degree water. Lying down in the ice hole between the ice bocks is something worth trying, the circumstances truly аre arctic! Please note: Minimum height for the floating is 120 cm. lncludes: transfer, winter clothing, ice swimming, hot drinks, guide.



  • Currency Euro. Ask for the final price.
  • Starting price per person.
  • Price includes:
  • Sampo Cruise: return transfer Rovaniemi or Levi – Kemi – Levi or Rovaniemi with an English- speaking guide, afternoon cruise on icebreaker 13:00 – 17:00 with late soup lunch, swimming in hydro dry suite in icy water, guided tour around the ship, icebreaker certificate.
  • Ice Floating: transfer, winter clothing, ice swimming, hot drinks, guide.
Timing & Info
  • Location: City of Kemi. (Rovaniemi airport)
  • Availability: on request
  • Duration: Sampo Cruise: 8 hours. Day excursions. Ice Floating: 3 hours.
  • Alternative suggest for you to arrange departure to home destination on the next day from Kemi/Rovaniemi airport and book last overnight in a Kemi Hotel.




Terms & Policy
  • Cancellation policy might depend on third party suppliers’ policy and has to be checked additionally for each particular tour/package booking. Cancellations are always due to approval of seller and third party.