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Rovaniemi: Icebreaker Cruise with Lunch and Ice Floating

1. Rovaniemi: Icebreaker Cruise with Lunch and Ice Floating

Take a day trip from Rovaniemi to experience our incredible icebreaker cruise. The shuttle bus will pick you up from multiple locations in Rovaniemi and after a drive to Sweden, your ship will depart from Axelsvik. After a quick check-in, begin one of the greatest adventures in Lapland, a sightseeing cruise through the ice in the Bothnian Sea. During the cruise, make stops to enjoy floating in survival suits in the middle of the Arctic Sea and walk safely on the frozen sea ice. Enjoy an audio-guided tour through all 7 decks of the ship via an audio guide application in 16 languages. Watch an exclusive 11-minute movie about icebreakers around the world in the icebreaker theatre. If you get hungry, enjoy a cafeteria on board, where you can enjoy hot drinks and snacks at your own expense. The captain will present you with a Cruise & Swim certificate at the end of the tour as a memorable gift. When the cruise is finished, head to Kukkolaforsen, a Swedish fishermen's village, where a buffet lunch is served in a riverside panorama restaurant. The Medieval village open-air museum is available for a visit, as well, at no charge. After lunch, enjoy a scenic drive back to Rovaniemi.

From Kemi: Icebreaker Cruise with Lunch and Ice Floating

2. From Kemi: Icebreaker Cruise with Lunch and Ice Floating

Take a day trip from Kemi and experience an exhilarating cruise aboard an icebreaker ship. Stop along the way and walk on the frozen sea ice. Enjoy snacks and hot drinks in the cafeteria. The shuttle bus will pick you up from multiple locations in Kemi and after a drive to Sweden, your ship will depart from Axelsvik. After a quick check-in, begin one of the greatest adventures in Lapland, a sightseeing cruise through the ice in the Bothnian Sea. During the cruise, make stops to enjoy floating in survival suits in the middle of the Arctic Sea and walk safely on the frozen sea ice. Enjoy an audio-guided tour through all 7 decks of the ship via an audio guide application in 16 languages. Watch an exclusive 11-minute movie about icebreakers around the world in the icebreaker theater. If you get hungry, enjoy a cafeteria on board, where you can enjoy hot drinks and snacks available for purchase. The captain will present you with a Cruise & Swim certificate at the end of the tour as a memorable gift. When the cruise is finished, head to Kukkolaforsen, a Swedish fishermen's village, where a buffet lunch is served in a riverside panorama restaurant. The Medieval village open-air museum is available for a visit, as well, at no charge. After lunch, enjoy a scenic drive back to Kemi.

Rovaniemi: Day Trip to the Snow Castle in Kemi

3. Rovaniemi: Day Trip to the Snow Castle in Kemi

Departing early in the morning from Rovaniemi, you will be picked up from your hotel and head 116km to the sea coast of Kemi. The journey takes about 1 hour and the sightseeing along the way is amazing. At around 1:00pm, a lunch buffet will be provided. Situated right on the Bothnian Bay, the majestic castle of Kemi rises up as in a fairy-tale world of the frosty Finnish winter. Each year in January, local professional designers are in charge of designing and reconstructing the unique and massive Snow Castle. It starts to melt only when the shiny sunlight starts to peek out through the clouds in the springtime. Along with the looming castle walls, which are over twelve feet high, the area also features a hotel, art gallery, and chapel, where some people even travel across the globe to hold an exquisite marriage ceremony. Each portion of the castle is lit with colorful lights that add splendor to the ethereal ice walls. Many artists come to lend their talents to the castle by creating ice sculptures throughout the waterside structure as well. Children and anyone with the spirit of a child may experience the delight and excitement the two original snow-mascots Arttu and Terttu offer at the Snow Castle daily.

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What people are saying about Kemi

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 31 reviews

We had a fabulous time on our tour. The tour guide was very knowledgeable, the bus driver was very good. Even on the snowy, iced up roads that day I always felt safe with his driving. The boat was great, smooth, the tour and meeting the captain was fun. Floating in the life saving suits was awesome, what an experience! Lunch buffet was very good, nice choice of dishes. The entire tour was very organized, fun and an unique experience.

The cruise was a fantastic experience! Very well organized, we are impressed. It's nice that you can buy a line with photos from swimming, a very positive surprise. The only minus point that the organizers should think about is that they should distribute the certificates of the cruise with the name and surname printed on it. We would love to repeat this great attraction. WE RECOMMEND !!!

Unforgettable experience! On the icebreaker you can see almost everything! The sound of cracking ice will excite you! Swimming in the Gulf of Bothnia is a separate bonus. It is a pity that the ice was not so strong, and it was not possible to descend on it, but that did not spoil the impression. I recommend!

First of all, thanks to our guide named SHIARCA (but I'm not sure if you write it like this) for his kindness, patience, professionalism and SMILE, then everything else is wonderful (of course if you paid a little less it would be even more beautiful)

Totally recommended, I did not find any fault, even the place to eat excellent as well as the food and views