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Icebreaker SAMPO cruise

Duration: 8-14 hrs. Departure: on request. Icebreaker operates from the port of Kemi, which is located at 250 km (4 hours drive) from Levi and 120 km (2 hours driving) from Rovaniemi.


Levi, Rovaniemi

Type of excursion:

Day Excursions




on request

Number of people:



8 hours


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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.

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 Rovaniemi or Levi – Kemi – Levi or Rovaniemi 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.