Day trip

Rovaniemi: Icebreaker Cruise with Lunch and Ice Floating

4.9 / 5

26 reviews

Activity provider: Polar Explorer Icebreaker

Rovaniemi: Icebreaker Cruise with Lunch and Ice Floating

Activity provider: Polar Explorer Icebreaker

From US$ 432.20 per person

Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime cruise through the frozen waters of the Bothnian Sea in Lapland on an icebreaker ship. Swim in the icy water in a flotation survival suit and explore the vessel.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 10 - 11 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
Pick up location: 1. Arctic Treehouse Hotel: outside by reception 2. Santa Claus Holiday Village: outside in front of hotel Santa Claus Holiday Village reception. Three Elves restaurant is at the same building 3. In front of Rovaniemi Tourism Information Center at Koskikatu 12 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
  • Receive a Cruise & Swim certificate after the cruise
  • Enjoy a local lunch in a riverside restaurant in Kukkolaforsen fishermen village
Full description

Take a day trip from Rovaniemi to experience our incredible icebreaker cruise.

The shuttle bus will pick you up from multiple locations in Rovaniemi and after a drive to Sweden, your ship will depart from Axelsvik. After a quick check-in, begin one of the greatest adventures in Lapland, a sightseeing cruise through the ice in the Bothnian Sea.

During the cruise, make stops to enjoy floating in survival suits in the middle of the Arctic Sea and walk safely on the frozen sea ice.

Enjoy an audio-guided tour through all 7 decks of the ship via an audio guide application in 16 languages. Watch an exclusive 11-minute movie about icebreakers around the world in the icebreaker theatre.

If you get hungry, enjoy a cafeteria on board, where you can enjoy hot drinks and snacks at your own expense.

The captain will present you with a Cruise & Swim certificate at the end of the tour as a memorable gift. When the cruise is finished, head to Kukkolaforsen, a Swedish fishermen's village, where a buffet lunch is served in a riverside panorama restaurant.

The Medieval village open-air museum is available for a visit, as well, at no charge. After lunch, enjoy a scenic drive back to Rovaniemi.

  • 3-hour icebreaker cruise
  • Hot drinks on board
  • Guided tour through 7 decks
  • Audio guide in 16 languages
  • Film in Icebreaker theatre
  • Swimming in survival suits
  • Cruise & Swim certificate
  • Buffet lunch in a riverside panorama restaurant
  • Transfers from/to select locations in Rovaniemi
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    Traveler requirements
    • You must bring your own headphones

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card
    • Warm clothing

    Know before you go

    • Icebreaker departs from Axelsvik, Sweden
    • The activity provider shall not be held liable for any compensation for loss of gratification in case of swimming cancellation for safety reasons due to unforeseeable adverse weather conditions
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 26 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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    March 19, 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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    February 15, 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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    February 12, 2020

    Product ID: 209241