ARCTIC DAY AT THE SEA WITH SAMPO CRUISE *BESTSELLER*

     This is our most popular safari! 

Snowmobile Safari including a cruise on  Icebreaker Sampo.

     The snowmobile safari runs along the frozen sea to the Icebreaker Sampo which is anchored in the middle of the Gulf of Bothnia. The diesel Icebreaker Sampo runs at the northern Gulf of Bothnia in Finnish Lapland. This vessel is the first icebreaker in the world operating for tourists. After serving on Arctic waters, Icebreaker Sampo was given a new, more fascinating task – to offer remarkable experiences to eager winter adventurers. 

   During the 4-hour cruise you will have a guided on-board tour visiting the vessel facilities from the captain’s bridge down to the engine room. You will see how one meter thick ice breaks on the sides of the ship. The Icebreaker Sampo will stop for an hour while you have a unique chance to participate in an Arctic swimming event wearing a waterproof survival suit! A delicious meal will be served in the cozy Arctic Restaurant onboard. At the end of the cruise the captain will award “The Sampo Cruise Certificate” to each cruise participant. After the cruise we will drive back to Kemi by snowmobiles.

    This will be an unforgettable life experience

 

Book your spot for Safari online

Price:                       485 Euros/person with 2 drivers

                                 550 Euros/person solo drive

                                 295 Euros/ child (3-11 years olds)

                                 0-2 year old children – free of charge

 Minimum:               2 persons

Duration:                 6 hour (which includes a 2 hour snowmobile safari and a 4 hour cruise)

Time:                       12.00 – 17.30

                                 Wed-Sat

Distance                  max 30 km (snowmobile safari)

The snowmobile safari starts at the Safari House where you will be provided complete snowmobile equipment.

The price includes:

  • snowmobile safari from Kemi-Sampo-Kemi (including safari equipment:: snowmobile suit, wool socks, snowmobile boots, mittens, undercap and a helmet.)
  • Icebreaker Sampo cruise
  • guided tour on the ship
  • floating in the sea, survival suits provided
  • please note(!) that for floating minimum height is 145 cm
  • lunch
  • Sampo Icebreaker Certificate

The lunch includes: buffet

Location: Kemi

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Booking conditions:

  • The reservations should be made in advance preferably 90 days before cruise. Sampo activity is very popular and many dates are fully booked 1 year before departure.
  • for your reservations, please provide us with the following information for each participant: forename, surname, gender, nationality, and the date of birth.
  • seats on the Icebreaker Sampo can be booked as a part of package, which includes the other activity or/and accommodation in Sea-Lapland area.
  • Programs are organised with min. 2 attendants.
  • You will be picked up by Taxari Travel guide from your hotel.
  • The driver of the snowmobile should be at least 18 years old with a valid driving licence.

Children

  • Child discount on snowmobile programs is applicable for 3-11 year old children.
  • 0-2 year old children – free of charge
  • Children get  40% off the prices.

Guiding

  • Safaris and excursions are guided in English/Finnish, other languages upon request
  • You will be picked up by Taxari Travel guide from your hotel

Insurance

  • The driver of the snowmobile should be at least 18 years old with a valid driving licence.
  • Snowmobiles are insured according to the Finnish Traffic Insurance Act.
  • Personal travel insurance is recommended.
  • Driver’s self-risk for snowmobile vehicle damages is max. 800 €/ accident case.

Thermal clothing

  • Snowmobile safari guests will be completely equipped with thermal clothing: overalls, boots and socks, undercaps, gloves and helmets.

Floating

  • Due to safety reasons only about 15 passangers are allowed to go floating at the same time. Your personal floating time is noted in the tailored cruise timetable you will receive upon arrival. Floating event is voluntary but we highly recommend it for it is utterly unique experience.
  • Please note that for floating minimum height is 145 cm.
  • The cruise staff will help each client to dress up in the impermeable survival suit. Please remember: in the middle of the icy sea you be able only to float, but not to swim! The staff will be close to you at all times.

Weather conditions

  • Snowmobile safaris are subject to change due to weather conditions. As a responsible safari organiser Taxari Travel Agency Ltd reserves the right to change the routing, pricing and the duration of the excursions without prior announcement.

Pricing

  • All prices are quoted in Euros (€) and include Finland’s Value Added Tax.

Confirmation

  • When the reservation is confirmed, proforma invoice will be charged. Reservation is confirmed when the payment is made.
  • In case the  deposit is not received in due date, we have the right to cancel the reservation.

Terms of payment

  • 100% deposit to be charged when confirming the booking

Cancellation rules

  • More than 91 days prior to arrival – 10% reservation fee to be charged.
  • 90-31 days prior the arrival: 50% from the total amount to be charged
  • Less than 30 days prior the arrival: 100% from the total amount to be charged