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From Rovaniemi: Icebreaker Cruise with Lunch by Bus

4.9 / 5

24 reviews

From Rovaniemi: Icebreaker Cruise with Lunch by Bus

From £312.30 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.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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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
Pickup locations: 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. Rovaniemi Tourist Information (Koskikatu 12): outside of the building 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
    Traveler requirements
    • You must bring your own headphones
    • You must present a negative rapid test taken on the same day of the activity
    • You must present a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Warm clothing
    • Passport or ID card

    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 24 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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    19 March 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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    15 February 2020

    The cruise was a fantastic experience! Very well organized, we are impressed. It's nice that you can buy a line with photos from swimming, a very positive surprise. The only minus point that the organizers should think about is that they should distribute the certificates of the cruise with the name and surname printed on it. We would love to repeat this great attraction. WE RECOMMEND !!!

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    12 February 2020

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