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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.  Make Sampo Icebreaker a part of your Kemi vacation plans using our Kemi itinerary maker.
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  • It is worth to have a lifetime experience with Sampo Icebreaker. When on board the cruise, we will have a cruise tour with tour guide to understand more how the Icebreaker operates and history of the ...  more »
  • We took tour full IE in combination with the reindeer sleigh ride and 7 h 00 tour go by snowmobile over Baltic Sea ice until the breeze Sampo ice and return by snowmobile as well as the meal menu on the boat is in the circuit! Count for the budget +-------1000 euros to 2 but it was a beautiful day! The Organization was up to our expectations. Guide picks you up at the hotel in the morning and brings you to the snowcastel starting point of the tour. We put combinations adapted and let's start with the reindeer sleigh ride (the - interesting day for my taste) then take the departure by snowmobile to join the icebreaker that awaits us in sea (this trip by snowmobile lasts +/-1 h 30), snowmobiling on the sea ice out of sight is magical and unforgettable. After joining the ship, a guide we take visit the boat then we move to table. We took the optional menu in 3 courses for 30 euros per person (not bad but not great either). After the meal we change again to Don the combinations to make a dip (float) in the sea ice (experience) then rely our departure combinations (Yes, even 1 x!) to take back our snowmobile and the road back. The guide takes back you to your hotel. We have experienced an unusual and unforgettable excursion. If you can take the complete circuit in combination with the snowmobile, however the meal on the boat is not really necessary because soup is provided for free with the tour.
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  • The tour is well organized, everything seems perfect. The only not so good part is the food, but not coming for food anyway.  more »