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Icebreaker SAMPO cruise

Duration: 14 hrs. Departure: on request. Icebreaker operates from the port of Kemi, which is located at 250 km (4 hours drive) from Levi.


Levi, Rovaniemi

Type of excursion:

Day Excursions




on request

Number of people:



8 hours


The afternoon cruise is – depending on the month – either a twilight atmosphere on the Gulf of Bothnia (December) or a unique combination of light hours and the “blue moment” on the frozen sea. During the cruise you will have a guided tour on board of the icebreaker, visiting its facilities from the engine room all the way up to the captain’s bridge.

You will be served a delicious soup-lunch in the Restaurant on board the ship during your journey. You may also upgrade the lunch to a 3- course menu (bookings in advance, additional fee 30 €, please find the menu choices below). After lunch you’ll have the chance to go for an exciting experience of swimming in freezing cold waters, dressed in warm impermeable survival suits. This experience is going to be unforgettable! On arrival back to the port, the captain will honor each cruise participant with a Sampo Icebreaker Certificate.

08:30 Departure by bus from Levi to Kemi port (250 km = 4 hrs).
12:30 Boarding on Sampo Ice Breaker and 13:00 departure on charter cruise. Soup lunch is served on board in the ship’s restaurant soon after departure. Ice swimming in Bothnic gulf waters. Optional 3-course dinner on board.
17:00 Return to Kemi port. Optional dinner in Kemi city.
18:30 Return to Levi

We suggest you to arrange departure to home destination on the next day from Kemi/Rovaniemi airport and book last overnight in a Kemi Hotel.

Price includes: return transfer Levi – Kemi – Levi with an English- speaking guide, afternoon cruise on icebreaker 13:00 – 17:00 with late soup lunch, swimming in hydro dry suite in icy water, guided tour around the ship, icebreaker certificate.