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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.  Plan to visit Sampo Icebreaker and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Kemi attractions using our Kemi trip planning app .
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  • The Sampo Icebreaker cruise was great! We took the afternoon cruise because the morning one was completely booked on the dates we were going to be in the area. So book early for more choices. The tour...  more »
  • yes.. its expensive.... very expensive..... but very much worth it from the moment you step on the ship.... everything is organised to near perfection the crew is helpful and courteous at all times th...  more »
  • Incredible trip! Recommend to book early. It was such a once a lifetime kinda thing to do. Seeing the Sampo break through the ice with the breathtaking view was so therapeutic. The buffet lunch was tasty. Walking on the frozen sea was interesting.And last but not least the Swimming was fun!
  • Very cool experience. Good professional guides on ship
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