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Sampo Icebreaker

Sampotie 137, Kemi 94900, Finland
+358 16 258878
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Historical icebreaker

Unless going to the onboard restaurant or on a sailing trip, there is no other option available to... read more

Reviewed May 16, 2018
15matjan
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Tona, Spain
Unique experience

It is quite amazing experience to see the ice breaks in front of your eyes but it is even more... read more

Reviewed April 6, 2018
Galit B
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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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. Cafe, tours and souvenir shop open also on the summer time. Come and experience the Sampo in the midst of vast open arctic sea-scenery!
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“frozen sea” (18 reviews)
“ice breaker” (18 reviews)
“baltic sea” (13 reviews)
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Sampotie 137, Kemi 94900, Finland
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+358 16 258878
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"ice breaking"
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"guided tour"
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"reindeer soup"
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"once in a lifetime"
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"survival suits"
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"course meal"
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"salmon"
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"surreal experience"
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"walk around"
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"afternoon cruise"
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"fantastic experience"
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Reviewed May 16, 2018

Unless going to the onboard restaurant or on a sailing trip, there is no other option available to visit the icebreaker. On the closest dock there is a building where a short banner expo with pictures and infos about the history of this mythical icebreaker...More

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Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

It is quite amazing experience to see the ice breaks in front of your eyes but it is even more memorable to walk in the middle of a sea. Don’t miss on dipping in the ice water!

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Reviewed March 25, 2018

We took the cruise 13-17. Everyone has had his/her own timetable to go places.Fist we ate good reindeer and salomon soup.Then was our time to visit captain and bridge. Then we went to tableroom were the eletric engeneers were. Their were monitoring ships temperatures and...More

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Reviewed March 22, 2018

It's amazing to watch the ice breaking. It's even more fun to float on iced water! Crew is friendly and informative.

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Reviewed March 20, 2018

Sampo was an extreme adventure. The ship starts to navigate into the desert of ice we had ahead. After half an hour trip it stopped and we stepped off the boat and took a swim in the Ice Sea!!! Incredible experience ,everywhere you looked was...More

Thank Carlo T
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Reviewed March 20, 2018 via mobile

We travelled on a day trip from Rovaniemi to go on this cruise and it was well worth it. From check in at the reception it was incredibly well organised. You have a specified guide and a time on your ticket for the tour, the...More

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Reviewed March 18, 2018

This was one of the best things we did in Finland! The staff and the crew were fantastic. We got to tour the boat, had lunch and then did the ice float. Pardon the pun - but one of the coolest things I've ever done!...More

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Reviewed March 9, 2018 via mobile

The Sampo Icereaker is a good experience if you are in Kemi. It is a pretty old ship, 1961 if i am not mistaken. It was a first time for us to be on a Icebreaker, so it was fun and lunch is pretty good...More

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Reviewed March 6, 2018

Imagine a relatively small ship with enormous power (8800 hp) and weight (up to 5 000 tons) breaking ice 1 m thick like a hot knife cuts butter. Add a decent soup lunch (at least salmon, vegetable and reindeer soup available). Top it with a...More

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Reviewed March 3, 2018

The Sampo excursion was great. Although quite cold, as expected, the indoors were sufficiently warm to enjoy the trip. The guided walk to the engines etc was very interesting and the pride the staff had of their ship was genuine. The Sampo stopped and allowed...More

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August 16, 2018|
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Response from Kirsi P | Reviewed this property |
If I remember right you have to he 140 cm to s size suit. Swimming was fabulous.Also visiting the bridge and the captain Petter Tähtinen was exciting. Decks are really slippery. During the trip you will visit radioroom and... More
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July 7, 2018|
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Response from KemiTourism | Property representative |
You can book the Icebreaker Sampo cruise with transportation from Rovaniemi from our website experience365.fi. If you have any questions or would like to know about other services in Kemi, please do not hesitate to contact... More
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January 27, 2018|
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Response from CEOKemiTourismLtd | Property representative |
Hi, You can take you luggage with you to Sampo cruise If there is no free cabinets available in Kemi railway station. Brgds, Susanna
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