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The mighty Icebreaker Sampo operates on the northern Gulf of Bothnia out of Kemi in Finnish Lapland. After serving for 30 years in demanding Arctic waters the vessel has gave a new, more fascinating task – to give unforgettable experiences for eager winter adventures!
Once on board the Sampo, passengers have a presentation about the ship and guided tour takes you to the massive engine room and bridge. A meal will serve in a ship’s cosy restaurant. And in the middle of largest ice field in Europe, you can drop into the sea and float! Of course, you will wear a warm in the survival suit. After this unique experience, ship's Captain presents the certificates for you.

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Departures from the harbour at noon. The icebreaker is sail out into the open sea, where the customers arriving by snowmobiles are waiting. The ship stops and the snowmobiles board the ship via the drawbridge.
The journey continues through the frozen expanses of the Bothnian Bay in fast ice, giving everyone the chance to experience the thrill of the ice breaking up under the pressure of the ship. The pleasant ship restaurant serves meals in two sittings. On the return journey the ship will stop for the chance for the adult visitors to take a dip into the frigid water, safely using a floating suit. After the swim, the snowmobiles continue their journey and the other passengers return to the harbour at 4 p.m.

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Snowmobile safari to Sampo Icebreaker incl. cruise and visit to reindeer camp
Popular safari takes you through the beautiful frozen sea to a small reindeer camp. At the camp ou can hear about the Lappish reindeer herding and the life of the reindeer. You can also try driving a reindeer pulled sleigh. After the stop and snack snowmobile safari continues towards to the Icebreaker Sampo which is anchor in the middle of the frozen sea. You will see how the ice that can be up to one meter thick breaks on the sides of the ship. Try winter swimming safely wearing special warm dry suites, and have a meal in the cosy restaurant of Sampo. After the cruise safari continue back to Kemi.

The SnowCastle is constructing each year with a new theme and open from end of January until first week of April. The SnowCastle consists of a hotel, a chapel, four restaurant rooms designed in different styles, an ice bar, play area for children and a stage where programmes by different performers are arrange throughout the season. Showcase of Architecture – Built of Snow! The SnowCastle of Kemi by the Gulf of Bothnia is the source of great pride as well as a true showcase of architectonic snow-work of the local constructors. Every winter the SnowCastle offers wonderful experiences for both children and adults alike. Great light-effects will add to the charm of the snow- and ice-sculpting as well as to the structures about the SnowCastle.

The SnowHotel can accommodate 48 persons in 18 double rooms, two group rooms with five beds each and one Honeymoon Suite. The whole SnowHotel and the rooms inside are made of snow. The fresh air, approx minus 5 degrees Centigrade, will guarantee sweet dreams inside a warm sleeping bag on a comfortable bed. One will have a memorable sleeping experience in the SnowHotel. The overnight arrangement in the SnowHotel also includes breakfast served inside the warm CastleLounge and afterwards the possibility of taking a shower and a bath in the sauna.


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