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Sampo Icebreaker, Kemi

(4.6/5 based on 160 reviews on the web)
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.  Make Sampo Icebreaker a part of your Kemi vacation plans using our Kemi itinerary maker.
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  • Excursion that has moments unforgettable. See the landscape of icy sea especially in the sunset was beautiful. It impresses. The visit to the snow castle in kemi is can avoid completely.
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  • We visited the Sampo Icebreaker in December 2016 and had the time of our lives. Our trip was very well organised, we were lucky with the weather also. Had a 3-course meal on the boat, which was lovely...  more »
  • It was one of the main reasons for our trip to Lapland and I have to say that we can hardly lead a pleasant impression of this experience. A poor meal of fair quality and no variety, and above all the excess of people on board. It shows the need to exploit the ship in is reduced holiday season. Just a 60 / 70% get seat forcing to the rest to use the soil as option of rest. A pity not be more into account customer who pay €500 for this experience, because it is truly exciting plunge into ice water and feel crunching of ice on this machine. Everything is reduced to nothing when the feelings are so insufficient and uncomfortable. I recommend the experience but not here.
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