Day trip

From Kemi: Icebreaker Cruise with Lunch and Ice Floating

4.6 / 5

7 reviews

Activity provider: Polar Explorer Icebreaker
Day trip

From Kemi: Icebreaker Cruise with Lunch and Ice Floating

Activity provider: Polar Explorer Icebreaker

From US$ 407.42 per person

Experience a once in a lifetime cruise in the frozen water of the Bothnian sea in Lapland on an Icebreaker ship. Swim in the icy water in a flotation survival suit and explore the vessel.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Audio guide included
Spanish, Thai, Turkish, Chinese, English, French, German, Hebrew, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Malay, Portuguese, Russian
Pickup included
PLEASE NOTE: cruise ticket with your pick-up details will be sent shortly from (check your spam folder!). If you haven’t received it in 72 hours, you must contact us yourself. 08:05 from Kemi Glass Villas 08:15 from Kemi Scandic hotel 08:20 from Merihovi hotel 08:30 from Kemi train station 08:55 from Tornio Grand hotel Mustaparta Please note that this is bus departure time. Please be ready in front of the reception (outside) or in front of the main door of the train station (on the side of parking lot) at least 10 min before scheduled time.


  • 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
  • Receive a Cruise & Swim certificate after the Cruise
  • Experience local buffet lunch in riverside panorama restaurant in Kukkolaforsen fishermen village
Full description

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.

  • 3-hour icebreaker cruise 
  • Hot drink on board 
  • Guided tour through 7 decks
  • Audio guide in 16 languages
  • Film in the Icebreaker theatre 
  • Swimming in survival suits 
  • Cruise & Swim certificate
  • Buffet lunch in a riverside panorama restaurant
  • Transfers from/to select locations in Kemi
    Not suitable for
    • People under 3 ft 9 in (120 cm)

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card
    • Warm clothing

    Know before you go

    • The activity provider shall not be held liable for any compensation for loss of gratification in case of swimming cancellation for safety reasons due to unforeseeable adverse weather conditions
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5

    based on 7 reviews

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    This was a great tour! Plenty of time to explore around and also walk on the ice. I just think that my swimming time was shorter than the other groups as we were the last ones so it felt a but rushed. Other than that it was perfect

    February 20, 2023

    Super organized. Was a really great experience. I would recommend to everyone

    January 10, 2023

    January 5, 2023

    Product ID: 409509