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 at its fullest with a snowmobile-icebreaker safari. Journey over the frozen sea towards Sampo which is waiting for you in the middle of the Gulf of Bothnia. Combine with Seaside Glass Villas and join the safari from the villas or hop on the bus that takes you to Sampo in 10 minutes.
Information about Icebreaker Sampo
Built in 1960 in Helsinki
Service record: Finnish state-owned icebreaker 1961-1987
Homeport: Ajos, Kemi
Largest room: 92 seats
Guided tours in multiple languages
Transportation from Rovaniemi and Kemi
Combine with snowmobile safari on sea ice
Available from December to April
Buffet lunch (4h cruise)
Meet the captain at command deck
Schedule: 3 h 9-12, 14-17, 4 h: 13-17
Enhance your experience and book a luxury package for your cruise
Length: 74,68 m
Beam: 17,4 m
Height: 31 m
Draught: 6,8 m
Displacement: 3540 tonnes
Speed: 16 knots
Power capacity: 6000kW
Icebreaking capacity: 120 cm, 1A Super
We have been creating once-in-a-lifetime adventures for over 30 years with hundreds of thousands of guests. Check out what our happy clients have to say!
4.8 out of 5
Perfectly organized and very welcoming. Seeing and feeling the thickest ice plates being broken just under the hull you’re standing on and swimming between the ice pieces makes you feel as if you were somewhere in the parallel universe! A rich buffet and an inspiring tour inside the ship (inclusive of the captain’s bridge and the machinery room) add a lot indeed to your lifetime memories.
4.5 out of 5
Experience of waking up early and going for Sampo from Rovaniemi was a memorable trip for us. … Seeing the big ship parked in the middle of the frozen sea was
Special thanks to Mr Oscar, he helped us a lot by clicking out some memorable photos.
I must suggest everyone
4.5 out of 5
A visit to the old icebreaker is a must-have. After a great meal, you will get a guided tour through the ship. You will see everything from the bridge to the engine room and much more. The very friendly guides will answer all your questions very professionally. The highlight of the tour is that you can, if you wish, make an ice-water float in a dry-suit. I recommend to do this, this is an unforgettable memory.
The sauna is a wonderful place to relax and unwind after a long day. It increases metabolism, improves the blood flow while reducing blood pressure and makes it easier to breathe. Book a service to relax after a long trip!
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