The Polar Explorer Icebreaker Cruise – Our most popular tours!
We will have a day tour to Sweden, which border is in only 30 km away. Our Polar Explorer Cruise is a 3 h Icebreaker cruise, that will give you a unique Arctic experience on the Gulf of Bothnia. The union of the majestic steel, ice and the sea will be unlike anything else you’ve ever expected. We will also pass small Swedish villages and towns and have a lunch in one of them.
Extraordinary experience! Imagine white frozen sea which never storms. The sea water is covered with solid ice. Not to mention the view, which consists of endless whiteness as far as you can see. The sound of crackling ice, broken ice slices rise from the icebreaker bottom letting and dark water splashing out.
During our Polar Explorer Cruise you will have a tour all the way down to the engine rooms and up to the Captain’s bridge. During the 3 hour cruise time you will also have time to relax in cozy saloon enjoying warm drinks. Bar is also available for beverages and snacks. Before returning to the harbor we will make a stop. Icebreaker makes a pool free from ice in the sea and every guest may have a swim in dark icy water in floating survival suit. Before leaving the ship the captain will present the Cruise and Swim certificate to everyone as a memorable gift. The tour includes transfer from Kemi and Tornio. The Polar Explorer Cruise is an adventure you will never forget!
Facts about Polar Explorer:
Number of passengers: 160
Length: 78 m
Width: 14 m
Draught: 5.22 m
Gross weight: gross 1976 mt, net 593 mt
Engine: 2 X MAK 8M551AK, 9460 hp
238 €/child 3-11years old
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Duration: 7-8 hours
The price includes:
- 3 h icebreaker cruise
- hot drink on board
- 7 decks guided tour
- audio guide in 18 languages
- film in Icebreaker theatre
- swimming in survival suits
- Cruise&Swim certificate
- Shuttle bus round trip transportation
- Buffet lunch for tours coming from Kemi
You can take shuttle bus from one destination and return to another. You can also store your luggage on the bus for the whole duration of the program.
Time: Morning and Afternoon cruises
Day: According to cruise calender
Minimum: 1person (paying a full price)
Season: December – April
Price includes transfer to/from the harbor to your hotel by car.
The cruise reservations must be made in advance. When making your reservations, please provide us the following information of each participant: Gender, forename, surname, nationality and date of the birth.
Survival suits are available at size 125 cm, children at height over 120 cm can swim.
To prepare for the arctic winter time and activities, we highly recommend you to dress in warm layered underwear and thick outdoor clothing as in addition of enjoying the inside of the Icebreaker you will also be able to go outside on the deck to see and feel the arctic scenery around, as well as watch how the icebreaker in fact breaks the ice! If during the cruise ice and weather conditions are appropriate, clients will be allowed in conjunction of the swimming/floating event to also walk on the ice. A warm hat, wool socks, good mittens and a fleece- or wool jacket are part of proper winter clothing.
The reservations should be made in advance preferably 90 days before cruise. Activity is very popular and many dates fully booked 1year before departure.
There is no age limit for participating in cruise, children of all ages are welcome on board!
During the cruise is recommended to dress up the warm multilayered outerwear.
All prices are quoted in Euro (€) and include Finland’s Value Added Tax.
When the reservation is confirmed, 100% 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.
Different price category available (Best, Value, Flexible)