Icebreaker Sampo Christmas Cruises

Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? Come have a Christmas adventure on the frozen sea! Icebreaker Sampo offers the most unforgettable moments on an incredible icebreaking adventure. Have the unique experience of swimming amongst the ice wearing a warm survival suit!

Learn about the history of ice breaking. Sampo is like a moving museum retaining its original form from the 1960’s. Everyone on board will surely feel the by-gone glory.

Experience the Arctic Freedom at its fullest with a snowmobile-icebreaker safari. Journey over the frozen sea towards the vessel waiting for you in the middle of the frozen over Gulf of Bothnia.

Meeting Santa Claus in Rovaniemi? Take a day trip to Kemi! Our shuttle bus will take you straight from the Arctic Circle to Icebreaker Sampo and back.

December 22.

Take a 3-hour Icebreaker Sampo Cruise and a enjoy a traditional Finnish Christmas meal in the Santa’s Seaside office.

– Presentation of ship
– Ice floating
– Icebreaker diploma

* Christmas meal in Santa’s Seaside Office available for an additional price, see menu below


December 24. – 29.

Have an unforgettable Christmas adventure with a luxurious 4-hour Icebreaker Sampo Cruise.

– Guided tour of the ship
– Ice floating
– Icebreaker diploma
– 3-course meal on board

* Snowmobile safari to icebreaker available for additional price


Christmas buffet in the Santa's Seaside Office on December 22.

It’s time to leave all your worries behind and gather together for a traditional Finnish Chrismas meal. We celebrate Christmas Eve with local specialities, traditional Christmas carvery and
some familiar Christmas tastes to please everyone. Welcome to enjoy the modern arctic taste with us!


Amuse bouche
Rice pudding with prune soup

Carvery table
Traditional Finnish Christmas ham with mustard

Whole roasted turkey with gravy

Fish Corner
Hot and cold smoked salmon
Cured salmon
Salmon terrine
Selection of herring
Fried vendace
Smoked perch
Fish roe
Shrimp salad

Red onion
Creme fraiche
House vinaigrette

Traditional Finnish Christmas casseroles:
rutabaga, potato and carrot

Steamed potatoes
Roasted root vegetables
Steamed peas with prunes
Creamed spinach
Braised brisket with port and star anise
Christmas sausages

Traditional Finnish Christmas beetroot salad

Country pate
Smoked reindeer mousse
Egg salad
Green salad
Mushroom terrine
Pickled chanterelles and vegetables

Traditional Finnish Christmas bread
Rye bread

Traditional Finnish table beer
Ice water

Traditional Finnish Christmas pinwheel pastries with plum jam

Gingerbread cookies
Christmas cake
Mandarin orange mousse

Coffee / Tea


See the Northern Lights

Add a night in the Seaside Glass Villas to your list and get the chance to see the Aurora Borealis dance on the starry night sky.  The villas have floor to ceiling windows and a large skylight. Just lay in your bed and wait for the light show to begin!

Icebreaker Sampo guests get 20% off!

Starting from:

247 €


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