Icebreaker Sampo
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Icebreaker Cruises

Come and experience Icebreaker Sampo in the midst of the vast open Baltic Sea! The union of majestic steel and the frozen sea is unlike anything else you’ve ever experienced. Sampo has operated since 1961, first as an icebreaker for the Finnish government, and in tourism since 1988. A cruise on Sampo offers you the most exciting, memorable moments in the Arctic nature; while the huge vessel breaks the ice, you may admire the beauty of the ice fields and the ever-changing sky above. The sun may reflect back from the white snow cover, or, as the twilight sets in, it may set down in rays of warm colours of yellow, orange and red, even lilac.We highly recommend the snowmobile-icebreaker safari to experience the Arctic Freedom at its best!

Every cruise has a guided tour from the Captain’s bridge all the way down to the engine rooms. A delicious meal is served in the ship’s elegantly cozy restaurant. Before returning to the port, the ship will make a one-hour stop to enable each visitor to participate in the ice floating event, comfortably dressed in survival suits. What would a good cruise experience be without shopping – on the Sampo you can shop souvenirs and gifts for friends and loved ones back at home.

For those seeking for an even more luxurious and memorable experience we offer a special Luxury Cruise package. Enjoy the privacy of the Captain's Saloon with Champagne, Cocktail bites from Sea Lapland and have a taste of local berry juices and sweets. A special menu is offered only for you and your group in the Jaala Cabinet. A private guide is provided for the entire cruise and you will be the first one to try swimming amongst the ice.

Cruise schedule 2018-2019

 Arctic Sunrise
 Blue Moment
 Aurora Cruise

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Timetable updated 26.2.2018.

Dates outside the Sampo Icebreaker cruise timetable are available for private reservations. Ask more at our sales office!

Arctic Sunrise Cruise

A morning cruise with a great possibility to enjoy the beauty of the Arctic sunrise with a delicious breakfast on board.

Blue Moment Cruise

Atmosphere on the Gulf of Bothnia with a unique combination of light hours and the “blue moment”. Late lunch is served during the cruise. Best choice to combine with the snowmobile safari!

Aurora Cruise

Mysterious evening cruise for those desiring to see the moon, the stars and even the Northern Lights! Dinner is served on the cruise.

Restaurant & Bar

The cozy, atmospheric-rich restaurants are the heart of the steel giant. You will also be most comfortable enjoying the scenery out on the deck and watching the powers of the arctic sea after enjoying our arctic delicacies. A buffet meal is served in the first floor Arctic Restaurant and you can enjoy refreshments and sweet treats in the second floor Icebreaker Bar. We are in the process of updating our menus for the 2018-2019 cruise season and will anounce them later.

Transfers

Shuttle bus transfers to the icebreaker are available from Rovaniemi and the Kemi City Centre. The day trip includes transfers through Rovaniemi – Kemi – Rovaniemi and tickets to the the SnowCastle. Limited availability, transport needs to be booked in advance together with the cruise.

Shuttle bus from Rovaniemi to Sampo and back

Bus stop  
Santa Claus Village 5:20 9:05
Aallonkatu 5:45 9:30
     
Arrival back in Rovaniemi 16:00 19:00

Shuttle bus from Kemi to Sampo

Meeting point  
SnowCastle 7:00 12:10 17:10
Hotel Cumulus 6:55 11:55 16:55
Hotel Merihovi 6:55 11:55 16:55
Kemi Train Station 6:50 11:50 16:50
 

Snowmobile-Icebreaker safari

After changing into appropriate safari gear, the journey towards Sampo, waiting for you in the middle of the frozen Gulf of Bothnia, may begin. Reaching the spectacular vessel, you will leave your snowmobile on the ice, climb aboard the Icebreaker, to enjoy the icebreaker cruise with lunch, tour of the vessel and swimming in survival suits. After the swimming event, you will get off the board to continue driving the snowmobile back to the city.

 

Charter Cruises

Book your Arctic Experience on the Icebreaker Sampo! Tailormade programmes and private cruises - please contact our sales office for availability and further information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.!

The passenger capacity on board the Sampo is 150 persons.

 

Available

27.12.2018-17.4.2019
Other times on request

Contact

Address: Sampotie 137, 94900 Kemi

Bookings & Infromation

Phone: +358 16 258 878
Mon-Fri 8.00-16.00 (GMT+2)
Bookings: sales@visitkemi.fi
Questions: info@visitkemi.fi