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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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  • You can drive up to the ship and park it, it's very comfortable, it has a free parking lot. The ship is waiting in the ice at the port. Everyone joins a group and each group has a guide. He's introducing the ship, he's walking it. The restaurant serves a buffet meal. I'd say it's good. You can take a lot of pictures off the ship. Don't miss the moment of breaking the ice. After a while, he's in the ice. A few crew members come off the ship, cut off some pieces of ice and drill a hole into the sea. Then, water and heat-resistant, self-floating jumpsuits are worn. And the group enters the sea. Everyone's got about seven or eight minutes. And if you don't, they don't say anything.
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  • After touring the imposing Snow Castle Lumi Lina (ice castle), we continue to the mooring of the Icebreaker Sampo (sampo icebreaker). We embarked comfortably, we had lunch in the navigation while the Sampo sailed ice. We enjoyed a nice meal. We beat him to a point where we prepare to get off the boat, with special suits to withstand sub-zero temperatures. By turn and in small groups we go down, we walk on frozen waters and in clear on the ice that the same shape ship we got into the icy waters, an unforgettable experience, we float and take photos, it does not feel cold at all. After a pleasant moment we boarded again and when it was all over, we started the way back to the port. Excellent and highly recommended. On the boat you will find a shop for buying souvenirs. Do not hesitate, it is unique to float among the ices.
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  • It is an impressive ice display and very cold. Those that tried the ice slide had a good time. I can not imagine sleeping there when the winter one is available?
  • Yes, see the white sea so beautiful, so big, so ice, and a ice boat,... It ' s amazing and incredible...silence and... fantastic
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