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From Rovaniemi: Icebreaker Cruise with Lunch by Shuttle Bus

4.9 / 5

23 reviews

From Rovaniemi: Icebreaker Cruise with Lunch by Shuttle Bus

From US$ 424.28 per person

Experience a once-in-a-lifetime tour through the frozen waters of the Bothnian Sea in Lapland on an Icebreaker ship. Swim in warm survival suits in the icy waters the relax in a cozy saloon with warm drinks.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
Audio guide included
English, Chinese, Indonesian, Malay, Thai, Japanese, Turkish, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German, French, Hebrew, Finnish
Pickup included
Pick up location: 1. Arctic Treehouse Hotel: outside by reception 2. Santa Claus Holiday Village: outside in front of hotel Santa Claus Holiday Village reception. There is Tree Elves restaurant in same building 3. Santa Claus Hotel: outside of the building by main entrance to hotel 4.Rovaniemi train station: Pick up is outside by main entrance to station building


  • Witness the massive ice breaking power of the icebreaker ship
  • Enjoy a guided tour through all 7 decks of the incredible boat
  • Take a swim in the icy water in a survival suit
  • Relax in the cozy saloon afterwards enjoying a warm drink
  • Receive a Cruise & Swim certificate after the cruise
Full description
Board the incredible Polar Explorer Icebreaker ship and depart from the port in Axelsvik, Sweden. Begin one of the greatest adventures in Lapland as you journey for 3 hours through the ice in the Bothnian Sea. During the stop, take the chance to swim in warm survival suits and walk on the frozen sea ice. Warm up with hot drinks in the saloon bar afterward. Enjoy an audio-guided tour through all 7 decks of the ship via an audio guide application in 18 languages. Watch an exclusive 11-minute movie about icebreakers around the world in the icebreaker theatre. The captain will present you with a Cruise & Swim certificate and the end of the tour as a memorable gift. Shuttle bus transfer is available from Rovaniemi.
  • 3-hour icebreaker cruise
  • Hot drinks on board
  • 7 decks guided tour
  • Audio guide in 18 languages
  • Film in Icebreaker theatre
  • Swimming in survival suits
  • Cruise & Swim certificate
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Warm clothing

    Know before you go

    • Icebreaker departs from Axelsvik, Sweden
    • Free parking is available at the harbor
    • Shuttle bus is available from Rovaniemi
    • No public transfer is available to the port
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 23 reviews

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    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.

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    March 19, 2020

    The ice broken by the boat was beautiful to see. The float was an experience done once in a lifetime. The slight downside was that though the lunch was wonderful it was rushed time wise. By the time we helped my ID godson off and on the bus we had less than a half hour to eat. This is a hard trip for folks with physical/balance issues as there is a lot of climbing on the boat as well.

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    February 15, 2020

    Fabulous experience - transport was good. Icebreaker and swimming a once in a lifetime opportunity and all brilliant . Scenery beautiful. The lunch at the Swedish restaurant was traditional and delicious in beautiful riverfront setting, positioned on the Swedish side of the river looking into Finland. Everything about the day was fantastic

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    December 30, 2019

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