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Overnight Visit to Kemi Snowcastle with Sampo Icebreaker Cruise/high season

Overnight Visit to Kemi Snowcastle with Sampo Icebreaker Cruise/high season

Nothing but snow! Snow Castle, Snow Hotel, Snow Restaurant, Snow Slide, snow allover on the ice. Experience a night in a snow castle and an Arctic icebreaker cruise. After swimming among the ice you have earned your certification of excellence.

Kemi SnowCastle  is the first snow castle in Finland. You cannot say it is the original one as this real snow castle must be built yearly. In year 2017 they will build their 22nd snow castle. Kemi SnowCastle is situated within walking distance from local hotels and railway station. Distance from the airport by car 10 minutes. 

SnowHotel  has rooms for individual travelers as well as for groups. SnowHotel is completely built of snow. However the beds are normal beds with sheep hides. You will have a pillow and a sleeping bag, which is suitable for arctic conditions. Recommended clothing during the overnight: ski cap or hat, socks, long underwear.

Temperature inside the hotelroom and restaurant is -5oC, regardless of the temperature outside. Proper winter clothing is needed also during the meals. Breakfast is served in the hotel lounge, which is warm. The toilets also have normal room temperature and there is a hot sauna available for the guests in the morning.

Alternatively you can choose to stay the night in Olokolo cabins,  which are heated cabins for 1-2 people with a glass roof. When the sky is clear, you can look at the sky and see the stars - or, if you are lucky even the northern lights! You will sleep comfortably on a real mattress in sleeping bags, which are suitable for arctic conditions

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.

 

OVERNIGHT VISIT TO KEMI SNOW CASTLE WITH ICEBREAKER SAMPO CRUISE

Accommodation:  in double or group rooms (for 5) or alternatively in Olokolo cabins for 2*

SnowCastle exhibition: entrance ticket included

Transportation: from Kemi/Snowcastle to the icebreaker and back (pick-up morning cruise 7:15, afternoon cruise 12:15)

Meals: breakfast, 3-course dinner and brunch (morning) or soup lunch (afternoon) during the cruise (a full 3-course menu available for extra price of 27€/adult, 16,20€/child)

Two alternative cruises:

a) Arctic sunrise cruise 8-12  (26.1.-4.2., 10-11.2.,17-18.2.,24.-25.2.,4.,10-11.,18.,25.3. and 1.4.)

  • guided tour on the icebreaker
  • brunch 
  • swim in the sea in a survival suit (Please note, the swimmer must be over 145cm tall)
  • certificate of participation

b) Blue moment cruise 13-17 (on all the dates visible in our calendar except 1.4.2017)

  • guided tour on the icebreaker
  • late soup lunch (creamy salmon, cheesy reindeer of carrot-coconut soup - please specify in booking form)
  • swim in the sea in a survival suit (Please note, the swimmer must be over 145cm tall)
  • certificate of participation

Please note, that the dates marked in the calendar are the dates of cruises, in which case the accommodation takes place after the cruise. You may also book the hotel before the cruise, please tell this to us in the box for extra information.

* in SnowHotel extra bed for a child also available, which gives you a reduction of 50€

 

PRACTICAL INFORMATION:

LOCATION: Kemi

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

  • flights Helsinki-Kemi: Sun-Fri 14:00-15:35 & 21:15-22:45
  • flights Kemi-Helsinki: Mon-Fri 6:35-08:05 & 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 you an offer if you need them.

Category Tours
Location Lapland
Price 624,85€/person(2), 677,35€/person(1)
Prices for children 415,50€/child (2)
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Accomodation SnowHotel or Olokolo aurora cabins
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