Icebreaker Sampo

“One of the more thrilling, and exhilarating experiences!”

-Drone & DLSR, Icebreaker Sampo review

Icebreaker Sampo offers the most exciting, memorable moments in the Arctic nature and an incredible icebreaking adventure with the unique experience of swimming amongst the ice. Sampo is like a moving museum retaining its original form from the 1960’s as closely as possible. Everyone on board will surely feel the by-gone glory of the vessel even today. The atmospheric restaurants are the heart of the steel giant. Make your experience even more unique with our luxury cruise package. Get a private room and guide and a taste of our finest arctic delicacies. You can also experience Arctic Freedom at its fullest with a snowmobile-icebreaker safari. Journey over the frozen sea towards Sampo which is waiting for you in the middle of the Gulf of Bothnia. Combine with Seaside Glass Villas and join the safari from the villas or hop on the bus that takes you to Sampo in 10 minutes. 


Information about Icebreaker Sampo

Built in 1960 in Helsinki

Service record: Finnish state-owned icebreaker 1961-1987

Homeport: Ajos, Kemi

Capacity: 180

Largest room: 92 seats







Souvenir shop

Free WiFi

Guided tours in multiple languages


Transportation from Rovaniemi and Kemi

Combine with snowmobile safari on sea ice


Available from December to April

Ice floating

Buffet lunch (4h cruise)

Meet the captain at command deck


Participation diploma


Schedule: 3 h 9-12, 14-17, 4 h: 13-17

Enhance your experience and book a luxury package for your cruise

Technical information


Length: 74,68 m


Beam: 17,4 m


Height: 31 m


Draught: 6,8 m

Decks: 7

Displacement: 3540 tonnes

Speed: 16 knots

Power capacity: 6000kW

Icebreaking capacity: 120 cm, 1A Super


1st floor
92 seats

Icebreaker bar

2nd floor
74 seats

Captains saloon

3rd floor
19 seats

Service recommendation

Seaside Glass Villas

Stay a night for an incredible view all year round through the glass roof and huge windows to admire the sky’s exclusive colors, starry northern sky.

Lumihiutale Seaview Restaurant

À la carte restaurant Lumihiutale offers a local and Modern arctic taste with incredible seaview. Sun terrace is open from spring to late autumn.


Enjoy a delicious hot 3-course meal by the ice tables. Cheers with hand made ice glasses in ´- 5 degrees Celsius even in the middle of the summer.

Finnish Sauna

The sauna is a wonderful place to relax and unwind after a long day. It increases metabolism, improves the blood flow while reducing blood pressure and makes it easier to breathe. Book a service to relax after a long trip!


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