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Icebreaker Sampo Cruise 2018 with two nights in Kemi

Icebreaker Sampo Cruise 2018 with two nights 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.

Additional activities in Kemi: one of these could work well for you making your day work and adding something very typical to this location

a )Snowy day late afternoon, 4h 190€/person (includes 3--course dinner and a non-alcoholic drink)

Winter wonderland awaits! Guided tour of the Castle will lead you to the world of professional ice and snow building. How we make the Castle, what are the venues in the Castle and what you can do inside the snowy walls. This short but intensive program will familiarize the participants to the world of snow carving. An ice carving professional will act as your teacher telling you of the snow carving techniques and train you in using the equipment. The tours include a non-alcoholic hot drink. In the end of the memorable day you will be seated by the ice tables inside the snowy walls. The world ́s greatest SnowRestaurant offers a delicious and hot 3-course meal.

b) Ice-fishing experience on snowmobiles 130€/person at 12, 2h

Snowmobile safari to the icy field of Gulf of Bothnia. Try your luck at traditional icefishing and, with any fish fortune, learn how to prepare your catch on an open fire.Savour an outdoor snack topped off with a refreshing cup of coffee served around a campfire.

 

ICEBREAKER SAMPO CRUISE - OVERNIGHT IN KEMI

Accommodation:  2 nights in a standard room of hotel Merihovi with breakfast  

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 and the Exhibition

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

ITINERARY

WITH AFTERNOON CRUISE on 23.3.2018 

21.3. Arrival to Kemi

  • arrival to Kemi by train from Rovaniemi in the evening

22.3.: Kemi SnowCastle

  • breakfast
  • 10-18.00 Kemi SnowCastle open 
  • 11-15.00 SnowCastle Exhibition open

23.3.: Sampo Icebreaker Tour

  • breakfast
  • 12.25 transportation from your hotel Merihovi  (12.20 from the Exhibition) 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
  • 19.30 overnight train to Helsinki

Next day

  • 7.06 arrival in Helsinki

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 1010,30€ for two, 505,15€/person
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Group size min 2
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Month March
Duration 2 days
Meals Breakfast
Accomodation Hotel Merihovi
Service Provider Kemin Matkailu Oy
Skafuuri Oy (=Skafur-Tour) tour operator
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