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Icebreaker Sampo

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Icebreaker Sampo

The atmospheric restaurants are the heart of the steel giant.

Icebreaker Sampo

The most unique snow and ice experience in the world!

Icebreaker Sampo

The best icebreaker experience in the world!
Icebreaker Sampo offers the most exciting, memorable moments in the Arctic nature and an incredible icebreaking adventure with the unique experience of swimming amongst the ice. Sampo is like a moving museum retaining its original form from the 1960’s as closely as possible. Everyone on board will surely feel the by-gone glory of the vessel even today. The atmospheric restaurants are the heart of the steel giant. Make your experience even more unique with our luxury cruise package. Get a private room and guide and a taste of our finest arctic delicacies. You can also experience Arctic Freedom to its fullest with a snowmobile-icebreaker safari. Journey over the frozen sea towards Sampo: it is waiting for you in the middle of the Gulf of Bothnia.



All participants are given an Icebreaker Sampo Diploma.

Children 4-12 years old get a 40% discount, under 4 year-olds free of charge.

Cruise schedule

3h Icebreaker Cruise


4h Icebreaker Cruise


4h Icebreaker Cruise with snowmobile safari


Facts about Icebreaker Sampo

Restaurant & Bar

The atmospheric restaurants on board the icebreaker are the heart of the steel giant. The Arctic Icebreaker Restaurant on the main deck serves guests with our arctic delicacies and refreshments are available from the second floor Arctic Icebreaker Bar.

A luscious 3-course buffet meal is served during all 4-hour cruises. On 3-hour cruises snacks and small treats are available.

Outside the cruise season, Arctic Icebreaker Bar is available for private occasions. Learn more

Luxury Cruise Package

Make your experience even more memorable with our luxury cruise package. Enjoy local Sea Lapland delicacies in a private space. Get a private guide for the duration of the entire cruise. Be amogst the first ones to experience the ice floating event.


Passangers capacity: 180
Largest room: 92 seats
Decks: 7


Place: Helsinki, Finland
Date: 1960
Manufacturer: Wärtsilä


Ice class: 1A Super
Ice breaking capacity: 120 cm
Engines:  4 engines, 8800 hp
Top speed: 16 knots


Lenght: 74,68 m
Width: 17,4 m
Draught: 6,8 m
Gross weight: 3540 tonns
Home harbor: Ajos, Kemi, Finland


Souvenir shop
Free WiFi
Guided tour

Icebreaker cruise

Availability: December to April
Meet the captain at the Captain’s bridge
Departure times: 3 h cruise 9-12, 4 h cruise: 8-12, 13-17, 18-22
Arctic Icebreaker Restaurant

1. deck
92 seats

Arctic Icebreaker Bar

2. deck
74 seats

Captain’s saloon

3. deck
19 seats

Icebreaker Sampo has a long history as an important part of the Finnish winter maritime shipping industry. It served in active icebreaking duty from 1961 to 1987 before moving to tourism use. Load e-book “The Giant in the Ice Fields” to learn more about the colourful history of the icebreaker.



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