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Sampo Icebreaker

Sales office: Kemin Matkailu Oy- Kemi Tourism Ltd | Kauppakatu 29, Kemi, Finland
+358 16 258878
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Kemi
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Owner description: Sampo, the former icebreaker for the Finnish government, offers a unique cruise experience on the Gulf of Bothnia. The union of the majestic steel,... more » Owner description: Sampo, the former icebreaker for the Finnish government, offers a unique cruise experience on the Gulf of Bothnia. The union of the majestic steel, ice and the sea will be unlike anything else you've ever experienced. Four hour cruises yearly from December to April. Come and experience the Sampo in the midst of vast open arctic sea-scenery! « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A unique experience that was truly fantastic. The service from the crew excelled. Watching the ice break as you are going through it on the ship is amazing. Then you get to suit up in waterproof onesie type things and jump in to the ice water. I thought it would be colder than it was but I did not freeze.... More

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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Nothing to dislike. I would recommend this extraordinary journey. The meal was excellent, the information and tour of the boat most informative, and altogether a unique chance to explore a precision craft. I passed on the chance to float in the icy waters, but I'm sure this was also great fun for those who tried it.

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Hangzhou, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Having a trip with the icebreaker and floating in the middle of the North Sea is quite an unique experience, which you can not have in the other place.

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Toluca Lake, CA
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

This excursion was one of the best I've had. You must try the reindeer soup, yum. Floating in the Baltic Sea is a once in a life time experience. Well worth the price of the 4 hour trip out on the frozen sea.

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Arad, Israel
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53 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Well organized experience of icebreaking on the Baltic sea. The tour take about four hours, including sailing out to the sea, stopping for a dip in the ice cokd water, and return to the port. The ship is from the sixties, reasonably well kept. We had the fortune to be there on a beautiful day, so we could enjoy the... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We were back fm Finland last week trying our luck to see the Northern Light. Regretably did not get to see it. However we get to experience a MUST TRY adventure in Kemi on board the Sampoo Ice Breaker. It was an unforgetable and wonderful experience, especially wearing the floating suit and going into the icy water for a floating... More

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Titta V, Public Relations Manager at Sampo Icebreaker, responded to this review

Titta V, Public Relations Manager at Sampo Icebreaker, responded to this review, 3 weeks ago Dear Zinio, thank You for your revised. I'm glad You enjoyed the icebreaker cruise. During the cruise we serve different meals. The soup (either creamy salmon soup, cheezy reindeer soup or vegetarian soup) with bread, coffee/Tea is always included in the day cruise price. It... More

Curitiba, PR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

This is one of the greatets adventures that I ever made. It's funny to think that you will be part of a sea cruize during the Finnish winter. The atmosfere in the Sampo was great, amazing food! All the staff strives to do the best to give you a great time. When they stop in the midle of the cruize... More

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Haifa, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

The team takes you around various parts of the ship , gives ample explanations and helps you to take the dip in the Baltic frozen waters , it`s nice and time goes by quickly , it`s a pity though that the so called "lunch" it`s only a -albeit good one -salmon soup ...

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Beersheba, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

If you visit Lapland never miss this one! We booked via their website and they sent us all the information. At first we thought we would get there with the train from Rovaniemi to Kemi but luckily one week before the trip we decided to book transportation from their website too. It is really recommended -they picked us up from... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We board the sampo ice breaker at noon and we started sailing off breaking the snowy icy lake. First we are served the salmon soup with bread for lunch. Then we are given a say 10-15 mins guided tour of the ship which includes the engine room and the captain's room. According to guide the ship still uses the 60... More

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