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Icebreaker Sampo Cruise with overnight in Kemi/normal season

Icebreaker Sampo Cruise with overnight in Kemi/normal season

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

Accommodation: Merihovi standard room, 3rd, 5th, 7th and 9th participant staying in extra beds, single supplement 37,50€/person.

Meals:  

  • on the cruise soup lunch included (creamy salmon, cheesy reindeer or 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 30€/adult, and 15€/child.

Entrance ticket to SnowCastle from 20th of January to 14th of April

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

Example program (you can choose to stay in Kemi night before of after the cruise)

a) MORNING CRUISE from 8-12

Arrival day

  • leaving the luggage at your hotel
  • 10-18:00 SnowCastle open
  • by 14:00 your hotel room should be ready 
  • night in hotel Merihovi

Next day

  • from 6.30 breakfast
  • 7.25 transportation from your hotel Merihovi to Icebreaker Sampo
  • 8-12
    • 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) AFTERNOON CRUISE from 13-17

Arrival day

  • signing in at the hotel and leaving yourluggae to the storage
  • 12.25 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
  • 10-18:00 SnowCastle open

 

 

PRACTICAL INFORMATION:

LOCATION: Kemi

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

  • flights Helsinki-Kemi: Sun-Fri 14-15:35 & 21:15-22:45
  • flights Kemi-Helsinki: ​Mon-Fri 06:35-08:05 & 15:55-17:25 / Sat 07:50-09:20 

Train station: Kemi

  • 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

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

Category Tours
Location Lapland
Price 891,50€ for two, 445,75€/person
Prices for children 232,60€/child 4-11yrs
Group size min 1
Group size max 10
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Duration 1 day
Meals Lunch
Service Provider Kemin Matkailu Oy
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