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Holiday Season 2017-2018! Icebreaker Sampo Cruise with overnight in Kemi

Holiday Season 2017-2018! Icebreaker Sampo Cruise with overnight in Kemi

See the open arctic sea-scenery and will be able not only to walk on the frozen sea but also to swim in the icy sea wearing a survival suit. A cruise on icebreaker Sampo will be an unforgettable experience. One night in Kemi as well as transportation to icebreaker Sampo included.

Icebreaker Sampo  used to belong to the state of Finland and was used for 30 year to break ice in the Gulf of Bothnia, which makes it part of the history of Arctic seafaring. Today it takes visitors to see the open, Arctic sea-scenery. During the cruise you will get to know the icebreaker from the engine room to the bridge.   

After the lunch it is possible to step down on the ice and try swimming in the cold sea in a comfortable survival suit. After arrival the captain will give every visitor a certificate of participation.

 

ICEBREAKER SAMPO CRUISE - OVERNIGHT IN KEMI

Cruises: 

  • 27.12. morning (8-12), afternoon (13-17) and evening (18-22) cruise
  • 28.12. morning (8-12), afternoon (13-17) and evening (18-22) cruise
  • 29.12. morning (8-12), afternoon (13-17) and evening (18-22) cruise
  • 30.12. morning (8-12) and afternoon (13-17) cruise 
  • 31.12. morning (8-12) and afternoon (13-17) cruise 
  • 1.1.2018  afternoon (13-17) cruise 
  • 2.1. morning (8-12) and afternoon (13-17) cruise -40€/person
  • 3.1 afternoon (13-17) cruise -40€/person
  • 4.1. morning (8-12) and afternoon (13-17) cruise -40€/person
  • 5.1. morning (8-12) and afternoon (13-17) cruise -40€/person

Accommodation: Merihovi standard room (3rd, 5th, 7th and 9th participant staying in extra bed, single supplement 37,50€/night, superior supplement 23,50€/night)

Meals:  

  • on the cruise soup lunch included (creamy salmon, cheesy reindeer of carrot-coconut soup - please specify in booking form)
  • next morning breakfast
  • Please note that there is a 3-course dinner available at the hotel for the price of 33€/adult, and 16,50€/child.

Transportation: transfer to Sampo and back, pick-up time from Merihovi: (morning cruise at 7.25, afternoon cruise at 12.25, evening cruise at 17.25)

Itinerary (you can choose to stay in Kemi the night before or after the cruise)

a) Arrival day before the cruise

Arrival day

  • leaving the luggage at your hotel
  • by 2.00pm your hotel room should be ready  
  • night in hotel Merihovi

Next day

  • from 6.30 breakfast

MORNING CRUISE

  • 7.25 transportation from your hotel Merihovi to Icebreaker Sampo
  • 8-12 morning cruise
    • guided tour on the icebreaker
    • lunch
    • swim in the sea in a survival suit (Please note, the swimmer must be over 145cm tall)
    • certificate of participation
  • transportation back to the hotel

AFTERNOON CRUISE

  • 12.25pm transportation from your hotel Merihovi to Icebreaker Sampo
  • 13-17
    • guided tour on the icebreaker
    • lunch
    • swim in the sea in a survival suit (Please note, the swimmer must be over 145cm tall)
    • certificate of participation
  • transportation back to the hotel

b) Arrival on the day of the cruise

Arrival day

  • signing in at the hotel and leaving yourluggae to the storage
  • 12.25pm transportation from your hotel Merihovi to Icebreaker Sampo
  • 13-17
    • guided tour on the icebreaker
    • lunch
    • swim in the sea in a survival suit (Please note, the swimmer must be over 145cm tall)
    • certificate of participation
  • transportation back to the hotel

Next day

  • from 6.30 breakfast

 

PRACTICAL INFORMATION:

LOCATION: Kemi

Airport: Kemi Tornio (KEM) (also Oulu or Rovaniemi possible)

  • flights Helsinki-Kemi and Kemi-Helsinki:daily by Finnair  -> in many cases it is worth flying directly to or from Kemi

Train station: Kemi (based on 2016-2017 timetables)

  • daily overnight trains Helsinki-Kemi: 18:52-05:57 & 21:52-09:04
  • daily overnight trains Kemi-Helsinki: 19:18-07:06 & 22:30-09:00 -> you can also easily get from Rovaniemi by train for the afternoon cruise and/or after the cruise back to Rovaniemi

Please note, flights and trains are not included in the tour but we are happy to make you an offer if you need them.

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Location Lapland
Price 923€ for two = 461,50€/person
Prices for children 277,60€/child 4-11yrs
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