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Icebreaker Sampo

Icebreaker Sampo cruises are available from late December to mid April 

The former icebreaker Sampo of the Finnish Government, having been transferred into a Cruise Icebreaker, offers an adventure on the frozen sea of the Gulf of Bothnia unlike you’ve never experienced. To see and feel the combination of the majestic steel, hard ice coverage, and the vast sea is surely an adventure to be remembered for years to come.

The wintry adventure on the Sampo, cruising through the frozen, vast open sea, includes a guided tour aboard the ship from the engine room all the way up to the Captain’s Bridge. During the cruise you have a chance to participate in a daring Arctic swimming adventure in ice-cold water, dressed in an impermeable warm survival suit.

The home port of the Cruise Icebreaker at the Port of Ajos in Kemi is also the official homeport of Santa Claus.

4-hour Icebreaker cruise

Available: 27 December 2018-13 April 2019
Day: Variable (check cruise schedule from web shop)
Time: Arcrtic Sunrise cruise at 8-12 or Blue moment cruise at 13-17 (check cruise schedule from web shop)
Duration: 4 hours
Price:367 € / person, 220,20 € / child (4-11 yrs) 
Includes: Guided tour of the ship, Ice floating event, 3-course buffet in the on board restaurant, Icebreaker Sampo diploma
Optional: Luxury Cruise Package 186 €/ pax (min. 4 persons, max. 14 persons)
Champagne 115 €/ bottle
Fourth course 20 €

More information and reservations: Experience365 

Snowmobile safari to Sampo

Available: 27 December 2018-13 April 2019 (Weather permitting)
Day: Wed-Sat (check cruise schedule from web shop)
Time: 12-17:30
Price: 465 €/ person duo drive (2 persons / snowmobile), 550 € / person solo drive
Includes: Snowmobile safari 2 ways, safari outfit, Icebreaker Sampo Cruise, 3-course lunch buffet, guided tour, ice floating, Sampo diploma

More information and reservations: Sea Lapland Safaris 

3-hour Icebreaker cruise

Available: 27 December 2018-13 April 2019 
Day: Variable (check cruise schedule from web shop)
Time: Arctic sunrise cruise at 9-12 or Blue moment cruise at 13-16
Duration: 3 hours
Price: 205 € / person, 123 € / child (4-11 yrs) 
Includes: Entrance to the Kemi Gemstone Gallery (until 18 January) or the Kemi SnowCastle (after 19 January), ice floating and presentation of the ship

Optional: A lunch buffet 20 €, A lunch with seasonal starter buffet 28 €
The buffet will be served in the Santa’s Seaside Office, until the new SnowCastle main building restaurant LumiHiutale is ready to open in 2019.
A christmas buffet is served on the 22.12.

More information and reservations: Experience365 

Transfers to Icebreaker cruise

Transfer between Sampo Icebreaker and Kemi city centre
Price: 39 € person

Transfer between Rovaniemi-KemiSampo Icebreaker cruise
Price: 75 € / person, includes entrance fee to SnowCastle 2019
50 € one way

 Additional information and reservations: Experience365