Sea Lapland is one of the few extraordinary places where the sea completely freezes over in the winter. Enjoy an unforgettable sea, snow and ice adventure on a cruise over the frozen Gulf of Bothnia. Let the magical moments in arctic nature blow you away. Witness the arctic sunrise on a morning cruise or experience the elusive blue moment as the sun starts to set in the evening. Take it easy and enjoy the ride through the icy waters. Before returning to the port, the ship will make a stop to enable each visitor to participate in the ice floating event, comfortably dressed in survival suits. The crew gives a presentation of the ship, you can wander around the vessel and get to know all the nooks and crannies all the way from the Captain's bridge to the engine rooms. Our guides are there to help you and provide detailed information about the ship. There is an e-guide to provide information in different languages.
Please notice that due to a technical problem on the Icebreaker Sampo the guided tour is operated on Sampo and the cruise and ice floating event on a reserve vessel until 14.1.2022.
All cruise participants get free entrance to the Kemi SnowCastle on the day of the cruise.
To prepare for the arctic wintertime and activities, we highly recommend that you to dress in layered thermal underwear and warm, windproof outdoor clothing. A warm hat, woollen socks, good mittens and a fleece- or woollen middle layer are all part of proper winter clothing. This way your journey will be pleasant and enjoyable! Inside of the Icebreaker it is warm, but with appropriate clothing you will also be able to go outside on the deck to experience the arctic scenery. It is also a good idea to bring your sunglasses with you, especially in springtime when it can be very bright as the snow reflects the sunlight.
SnowExperience365 is open all-year-round, the annual SnowCastle opens mid-January.
Seasonal buffet in Seaview restaurant Lumihiutale at the SnowCastle Resort from 10:45 to 14:00.
The Rovaniemi shuttle bus takes a stop at the SnowCastle resort after a morning cruise or before an afternoon cruise for lunch with time to visit the SnowCastle. Lunch in Seaview Restaurant Lumihiutale is included in the price for the Rovaniemi shuttle bus.
Due to extensive renovations at the harbour Icebreaker Sampo is accessible only by authorization. Shuttle bus transportation is mandatory for all participants as access to the harbour is restricted from private vehicles for the time being.
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