Icebreaker tour from Rovaniemi offers 3 hours cruise in the frozen water of Bothnian sea in Lapland.
During 3 hours you will be a witness of a massive ice breaking power of the vessel, have a guided tour all the way down to the engine rooms and all way up to Captain’s bridge. Tour is available on 16 languages via audio guide application and includes 11 min movie in icebreaker cinema about icebreakers all over the world.
Icebreakers are needed in the northern parts of Baltic Sea for 4-6 months in the wintertime. They are crucial for local economies, without them imports and exports would be much more difficult and expensive. Also passenger traffic on ferries between Finland, Sweden and Estonia rely on them.
You can relax in the cosy saloon, enjoying warm juice or go for walk on the frozen sea ice during the stop. The icebreaker makes a pool free of ice and every visitor may take a swim in the dark icy water in flotation survival suit.
The captain will present Cruise & Swim Certificate to everyone as a memorable gift. We will pick you up from your centrally located hotel in Rovaniemi.Departures from Rovaniemi( For morning cruise 10:00 - 13:00 )
06:40 from Arctic Tree House hotel 06:45 from Santa Claus Holiday Village 07:00 from Santa Claus hotel 07:05 from Rovaniemi train station09:30-10:00 Boarding10:00-13:00 Icebreaker cruise13:00-13:30 Disembarking13.30-14.15 Transfer to lunch restaurant 14:15-15:30 Lunch17:15 Rovaniemi train station17:20 Santa Claus hotel17:40 Arctic Tree House hotel17:50 Santa Claus Holiday Village ( For afternoon cruise 14:00-17:00 )
09:40 from Arctic Tree House hotel09:45 from Santa Claus Holiday Village10:00 from Santa Claus hotel10:05 from Rovaniemi train station12:30-13:30 Lunch13:30-13:40 Transfer to Icebreaker cruise terminal13:40-14:00 Boarding14:00-17:00 Icebreaker cruise17:00-17:30 Disembarking19:45 Rovaniemi train station19:50 Santa Claus hotel20:00 Arctic Tree House hotel20:10 Santa Claus Holiday Village