The Mighty Sampo
A majestic vessel, Arctic Icebreaker Sampo takes you on a truly unique cruise; the thundering sound of more than 3 500 tons of steel crushing the thick ice of the Gulf of Bothnia leaves even the most seasoned seafarers awestruck.
Operational since the early Sixties, Sampo ploughed open the frozen seas of Finland for trade vessels for 25 years before ending up as a tourist attraction in the northern port town of Kemi in 1987.
AttRaction of another Kind
Sampo quickly became popular with locals and visitors alike, and why wouldn’t it have: How many regular people have the chance to board an icebreaker and witness it in action?
The colossal clash between the massive bulk of steel and the thick coat of ice is an extreme experience in its own right, but it’s not all a cruise on Sampo offers.
Fancy a Dip?
You’ll get a guided tour of the ship complete with visits to the engine room and the captain’s bridge, but THE thing to do is to swim in the frozen sea. Yes, you read right, but don’t worry; it’s not obligatory and if you decide to take that leap of faith, you’ll be geared up with a survival suit.
So what are you waiting for? Get on board and let Sampo give you a run for your money!