Duration: 4 hours Overview: The mighty Icebreaker Sampo operates on the northern Gulf of Bothnia out of Kemi. After serving for 30 years in demanding Arctic waters the vessel has been given a new, more fascinating task – to give an unforgettable winter adventure experience.
Once on board the Icebreaker, see a presentation of the ship followed by a guided tour of the massive engine room and the bridge. A delicious lunch is served in the ship's cosy Sampo Arctic Restaurant. Before returning to the port, the ship will make a one hour stop to enable you to take a swim in the sea, comfortably dressed in a warm survival suit. At the end of the unique cruise experience, the ship's Captain will present you with a certificate.
Snowmobile - Sampo Icebreaker Cruises – Safari
Duration: Full day Overview: The guide will pick you up from your hotel and take you to the safari house. After changing into safari equipment, the journey towards the arctic icebreaker begins. Board the Icebreaker Sampo in the middle of the frozen sea.
Once on board the Icebreaker, see a presentation of the ship and enjoy a guided tour of the massive engine room and the bridge. A delicious lunch is served in the ship's cozy Sampo Arctic Restaurant. Before returning to the port, the ship will make a one hour stop to enable you to take a swim in the sea, comfortably dressed in a warm survival suit. At the end of the unique cruise experience, the ship's Captain presents you with a certificate.
After the stop for swimming, the snowmobile safari continues for a coffee break and a ride in a reindeer sledge at Laplander's hut where you receive a reindeer driver's license. Drive your snowmobile back to the safari house.
Duration: At your own pace Overview: The SnowCastle of Kemi by the Gulf of Bothnia in Finland is a source of great pride as well as a true showcase of architectonic snow-work of the local constructors. Every winter the SnowCastle offers wonderful experiences for both children and adults alike. Great light-effects add to the charm of snow and ice sculpting as well as to the structures around the SnowCastle.
Building of the SnowCastle starts in December and it takes appr. 5 weeks to build the whole entity. Natural snow is too soft, and therefore, the snow is made from sea water by using snow pipes.
Duration: Between 10am and 7pm Overview: The SnowRestaurant is open daily from 29.1. for visitors of the SnowCastle. At the IceBar you can enjoy both hot and cold drinks as well as eat little bites of sweet or something light and salty. If you wish to enjoy a delicious meal (lunch or dinner) at the ice-table, reservations must always be made in advance.
The temperature in the Restaurant is always about -5 degrees Celsius and we do recommend you to dress warmly, f. ex. in quilted / thermal overalls and thick-soled warm shoes. Also, gloves and a cap are necessary.
Lunch is served at 12 noon and at 2 pm. Dinner is served at 7 pm. (Reservations must be made in advance). Outside opening hours the SnowRestaurant can be reserved privately.
Duration: At your own pace Overview: Over its history of ten years the SnowChapel has become a long-time favourite for the visitors of the SnowCastle; it is a good place to quiet one's mind and calm down. The Chapel is ecumenical and is available for all church-groups. You can arrange wedding-, christening- or other church-related events there.
Over the years dozens of couples from around the world have had their wedding in the SnowChapel. Many visitors have left with warm memories from the SnowChapel. There are hundred seats in the Chapel.
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