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Sampo Icebreaker, Kemi

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Although Sampo Icebreaker began its career as a tourism vessel in the 1980s, it continues to carry out its practical purpose. While the ship transports you along the coast, it breaks up ice in the water so other transport and trade vessels can pass. The ship's main port is Kemi, where it resides during the summer months, but in winter it is mostly on the water giving tours of the Gulf of Bothnia. The tour includes a guided walkthrough of the ship with the chance to explore the vessel's engineering. You'll have the opportunity to take a dip in the freezing water after your guide gives you a rescue suit that will protect you from the cold. Book tickets ahead of time on the attraction's website or purchase cruise tickets from the home port in Kemi. Tour options include a day, brunch, or afternoon tour, each of which takes a few hours.  Plan to visit Sampo Icebreaker and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Kemi attractions using our Kemi trip planning app .
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  • Have seen these type of ships on discovery channel. There were 3 different groups, so we were told everything thrice, English, Chinese and Thai. We were free to move all around the ship, even on the.....  more »
  • The reason I am rating this cruise 1 Star is for one simple reason: we didn’t get to experience ice floating but paid the full price. Overall the cruise consists of 2 parts the ice breaker ride and.....  more »
  • With the winter being warmer than usual, the sea was not covered in ice, but rather had large ice chunks with a thin sheet of ice. Consequently, we did not get to experience the full force of the...  more »
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  • It is an impressive ice display and very cold. Those that tried the ice slide had a good time. I can not imagine sleeping there when the winter one is available?
  • Yes, see the white sea so beautiful, so big, so ice, and a ice boat,... It ' s amazing and incredible...silence and... fantastic
  • Incredible trip! Recommend to book early. It was such a once a lifetime kinda thing to do. Seeing the Sampo break through the ice with the breathtaking view was so therapeutic. The buffet lunch was tasty. Walking on the frozen sea was interesting.And last but not least the Swimming was fun!
  • Great experience! Very nice attraction
  • Very cool experience. Good professional guides on ship
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