Welcome to our most popular safari to the Sampo Icebreaker!

Come and experience the best Arctic Day at Sea with Sampo Cruise. The tour includes a snowmobile safari and a cruise on the Icebreaker Sampo. Not only will you get the chance to experience the beauty of the Finnish winter on a snowmobile but you can also go on an Arctic Icebreaker cruise!

Arctic Day at Sea with Sampo cruise takes you from Kemi through the beautiful frozen sea to the Icebreaker Sampo that is anchored in the middle of the frozen sea. After the snowmobile ride you will board the Icebreaker and the crew will tell you about how the ship functions from the captain’s bridge to the engine room. You’ll witness how the ice, that can be up to one meter thick, breaks on the sides of the ship.

You will get the chance to  try Arctic swimming safely wearing special warm dry suits. After the cruise we will continue the snowmobile safari back to Kemi. Certainly the best thing about this tour is that you can enjoy the wonderful Finnish winter all day and in different ways.

The Icebreaker Sampo sails 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.

This is an unforgettable Arctic experience!



515 €
Solo drive
430 €
Duo drive
258 €
(3-11 years old)
0-2 years old children – free of charge

Minimum:  2 persons pays full price

Duration: 5 hours

(includes about 2 hours snowmobile safari)

Time:  according to Sampo cruises timetable

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:

  • pick up from your hotel in Kemi.
  • snowmobile safari from Kemi-Sampo-Kemi (including safari equipment:: snowmobile suit, wool socks, snowmobile boots, mittens, undercap and a helmet.)
  • Icebreaker Sampo cruise
  • ship presentation 
  • floating in the sea, survival suits provided
  • Sampo Icebreaker Diploma

Please note that for floating minimum height is 145 cm

Please note that price for return transfer from hotels in Tornio and Haparanda to safari location is 20 Eur/person

Self-liability is max EUR 800/person/snowmobile/accident.

NOTE: The following information is required from all participants to complete the booking:

  • First name and surname
  • Gender
  • Date of birth
  • Nationality

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.
Programs are organised with min. 2 attendants.
You will be picked up by Taxari Travel guide from your hotel in Kemi or Tornio.
The driver of the snowmobile should be at least 18 years old with a valid driving licence.


Child discount on snowmobile programs is applicable for 3-11 year old children.
0-2 year old children – free of charge.


Safaris and excursions are guided in English/Finnish, other languages upon request.


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.


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.


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


When the reservation is confirmed, proforma invoice will be charged. Reservation is confirmed when the payment is made.
In case the payment 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.

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